French Studies

French is the second most studied foreign language in the world.

French is the official language in 29 countries. As a French studies student at The University of Adelaide, you will gain valuable practical language skills. Discover how the cultural influence of France is woven into many other cultures with its language, arts, and food.

As a French studies student you will:

  • Learn to read and write in French
  • Gain the skills to listen and speak in French
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of French culture
  • Study the French influence in modern society
  • Improve your understanding of how language works
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad.

French is the official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organisations; by studying French studies at The University of Adelaide you can open a variety of doors that lead to industry internship, employment, collaboration and research.

Exchange programs
As a University of Adelaide student you will have access to over 100 overseas exchange programs around the world. As a French studies student you can study overseas for one or two semesters and gain a credit towards your University of Adelaide degree.

Degrees that offer this study area

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of International Development
Bachelor of International Relations
Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Languages
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Music
Diploma in Languages
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Languages

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • International law
  • Diplomacy
  • Translation
  • Interpreter
  • Corporate executive
  • Tourism
  • Research

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