Course Overview

Lancaster’s four-year combined French Studies and History degree gives you the opportunity to learn in a department with a strong commitment to intercultural studies and to follow our newly redesigned History degree, taught in the department’s new state-of-the-art premises. You will also spend a year working or studying in a French-speaking country, immersing yourself in the culture and language.

Your French Studies programme focuses on developing your fluency combined with an in-depth study of France’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a European and global context. Your History courses cover British, European and world history.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including French Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced), an Introduction to French Culture Studies, and the History module From Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians. In your second and final years, you’ll be able to follow modules such as Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History; Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945; A History of Paris, c. 1730 to the Present, and Empire, Race and the French Nation-State, 1870 to the Present.

In your third year you’ll complete your Residence Abroad: Intercultural and Academic Reflection before finishing your degree back at Lancaster.

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