Course Overview

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) - ranked first in the north west for Politics by The Guardian University Guide 2013. 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) 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; Modern French Identities: Race and Nation; Modern Political Thought; Politics of the European Union, and Introduction to Peace Studies.

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.

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