Studying modern languages is about more than vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation: you will also immerse yourself in culture, spend time working or studying abroad, learn to understand the subtleties of communication and gain the kinds of transferable skills that make language graduates attractive to employers. With our new, highly competitive degree, The University of London BA in French (3 years: London/Paris) we offer advanced language proficiency as well as detailed knowledge of French culture, including history and society, thought, literature, art and film. The programme incorporates an intensive compulsory semester in the French capital. Eight months will be spent at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) where you will gain linguistic immersion and the experience of working in Paris. This degree programme, taught by leading academics with strong reputations for the quality of their teaching as well as their research, is specially designed to cover French history and society, literature, thought, visual culture and theories of language. You will start your degree at Queen Mary, laying strong foundations by honing your language, communication, analytical and research skills as well as your cross-cultural understanding. The second half of your second year will be spent living and studying in Paris where the whole city becomes your campus. In the third and final year you will return to London to complete your degree. In just three years, making the most of Queen Mary and the University of London in Paris, this challenging and stimulating degree will not only enable you to develop your language skills to a high level, and give you cross-cultural and critical skills, but will also provide a strong basis for employment in a range of sectors, or for further academic research.