Studying modern languages is about more than vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation: you will also immerse yourself in culture, spend time working or studying abroad and learn to understand the subtleties of communication. The study of a modern language and its culture in conjunction with history offers the opportunity to combine two contrasting but complementary areas of interest. Students will follow the core modules specifically designed to help develop language skills. In the first year, you will take a foundation course relating to French and Francophone culture. After this you are free to select options of special interest. Students will normally spend their third year abroad in a country where French is spoken. Throughout the programme you will also take modules in history, chosen with assistance from your Adviser. Many students take advantage of the School of History’s strength in modern European history.