What Will You Study

You will benefit from our special strength in European Cinema and expertise in Film from the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA).

Your degree allows you to study French combined with the study of cinema. As well as providing an understanding of films as cultural texts you will also follow courses to develop your written, reading, oral and aural language skills.

The modules in your first and second years allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the historical, social and cultural background of France and you also will gain a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of film and develop your critical skills.

You will spend your third year either studying or working in a country where French is spoken. This year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity.

In your fourth year, you will continue to develop your core French language oral and written skills and you will take a specialist culture module such as Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada. Alongside this you have the option of taking a Film dissertation module and will choose modules offered by the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts.