What Will You Study

Lancaster’s four-year French Studies and Politics degree gives you the opportunity to study in our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR). This degree also includes a year studying or working in a French-speaking country.

Your French Studies programme focuses on developing your language skills, complemented by courses on the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background. In Politics, you will gain a sound understanding of the key concerns and concepts of Politics and International Relations.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including French Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced), an introduction to French culture studies, and Understanding Politics and Governance. In your second and final years, you’ll be able to take modules such as Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History; Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada; Modern Political Thought; and Politics of the European Union.

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.