Course Overview

Lancaster's combined French Studies and Computing degree is taught jointly by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our School of Computing and Communications, ranked tenth for its research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 2008. This degree scheme includes a year spent working or studying abroad.

Your French Studies programme aims to increase your fluency while exploring the country's social, historical, political and cultural background as well as its European and global context. In Computing, you'll focus on developing professional skills, including extensive study of software and systems development.

You'll begin your degree with core courses including French Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced); Java Programming; Systems Architecture, and Computational Fundamentals. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History.

The third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will finish your degree back at Lancaster with modules covering Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada and Modern French Identities: Race and Nation.

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