What Will You Study

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. This degree scheme also includes a year abroad in a French-speaking country.

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 the courses French Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced), Introduction to French Culture Studies, 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 Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada. 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.