Course Overview

Lancaster’s four-year combined French Studies and Linguistics degree is provided by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Department of Linguistics and English Language - ranked eighth in the UK for Linguistics by The Complete University Guide 2014. An integral year abroad gives you the opportunity to gain intensive exposure to the French language and culture.

Your French Studies programme concentrates on developing fluency in the language, complemented by courses on the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background. In Linguistics, you’ll focus on the study of the sound, grammar and meaning systems of different languages.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including Linguistics and French Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced).  In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as The Structures of Language, and 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, before finishing your degree back at Lancaster with modules such as Topics in Linguistic Theory. 

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