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BA French Studies

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Application Deadlines

31 May 2024


September 2024

Programme Duration

3 years in Paris

Academic Direction
University of London Institute in Paris
Modes of Study
On campus in Paris


Explore the language, culture, politics and history of France and the francophone world and become a near-native speaker with our degree largely taught and assessed in French, while studying in Paris. Gain a prestigious qualification, benefiting from small class sizes and wide-ranging modules.

Key features

  1. A life-changing university experience

    Immerse yourself in local arts and culture and broaden your perspectives in a leading student destination (ranked eighth in QS Best Student Cities 2023) with a campus overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Your international experience will help you gain a competitive edge as a graduate.

  2. Enhance your language skills

    Practice your French every day on and off campus with a degree based in France for the full three years of your studies and taught and assessed predominantly in the language. Stand out from the crowd with advanced proficiency across reading, writing, listening and speaking.

  3. Education à la carte

    Customise your degree and study topics that are relevant and matter to you. We offer a range of optional modules in areas such as French cinema, climate and environmental politics, gender studies, queer politics and more, all taught by experts in their fields. Some optional modules are taught in French.  

  4. Extensive resources and world-class support

    Realise your potential with intensive small-group teaching in a tightknit interdisciplinary environment. Complement your studies with subject-specific resources at our Library, as well as the many public and institutional libraries in Paris (or visit Senate House Library and Queen Mary libraries when in London). 

  5. Join our global alumni community

    Follow in the footsteps of a distinguished list of University of London alumni from Nobel prize-winners to leaders in law, finance, humanities and other fields. Enjoy three years of free careers advice offered through Queen Mary’s Careers and Enterprise, alumni membership of Senate House Library, and invitations to global events. 

  6. Your gateway to continental Europe

    It works closely with the British Council and the British Embassy, and has connections with various French higher education institutions. Its graduation ceremony traditionally takes place each year at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris. It is also a corporate member of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


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Explore the language, culture and history of France and become a fluent speaker with our three-year degree largely taught and assessed in French.

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Student testimonial

“The best thing was being able to immerse myself in the culture – visiting museums, going off-campus and seeing Paris.”

Frank Mansell


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Start dates

  • September 2024 - application deadline closes