French studies

About French studies

Beginning at introductory, intermediate or proficient level, you’ll develop a high level of communicative competence in the French language, including translation skills. You’ll also gain a critical understanding of fundamental areas of French studies: literature, film, cultural studies, philosophy, politics and social sciences. You’ll be able to pursue your interest through electives in these various fields. You’ll also be able to choose from a wide range of targeted international study and internship options in francophone institutions.

Why study French?

French is spoken in 42 countries across five continents. It’s one of the five official languages of the United Nations and is used by important international bodies such as the World Health Organization and the International Court of Justice. Studying French will prepare you for exciting careers in Australia and around the world.

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