Study French language and culture, putting what you learn into the wider context of European history. You’ll study at two top departments – French at Queen Mary was rated 100 per cent and History 92 per cent for overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey. The first year offers a broad introduction to each area of study. In subsequent years, you’ll choose modules in European history and French literature, culture and thought that complement each other. You’ll divide your time equally between both subjects, following a programme that will develop your linguistic and intercultural competence. Teaching of written and spoken French continues all the way through to your final year, combining practical language teaching with modules that explore the language in different contexts. You’ll spend your third year studying or working in France or a French-speaking country, immersing yourself in its language and society. In your final year, you’ll complete original research on a history special subject of your choice.