Course Overview

Lancaster's four-year combined French Studies and Philosophy degree is taught by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion - ranked first for Philosophy in the Northwest in The Guardian University Guide 2013. This degree scheme also includes a year abroad.

Your French Studies programme focuses on developing fluency in the language, complemented by courses on the country's historical, cultural, social and political background. In Philosophy, you can choose from a range of options, including the history of Philosophy and its relationship to other subjects.

You'll begin your degree with courses including French Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Introduction to Philosophy. You'll move on to language specific culture studies with second and final year modules covering Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History, and Modern French Identities: Race and Nation. Your Philosophy options include Ethics: Theory and Practice; Philosophy of Science, and Western Philosophy and Religious Thought.

In your third year, you'll study or work in a French-speaking country. This year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity, before finishing your degree back at Lancaster.

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