What Will You Study

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. This degree scheme includes a year spent working or studying abroad in a French speaking country.

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). You will also be introduced to language-specific culture studies as well as Software Development, Fundamentals of Computer Science, Information Systems and Digital Systems.
In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as ‘Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History’, comparative cultural studies as well as Databases, HCI, Networking and Software Design.

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 such as Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada, and Forms of Modernity in French Literature as well as Advanced Internet and Mobile Applications, Distributed Systems, Languages and Compilation, and Artificial Intelligence.