This course gives you the opportunity to gain skills in French (75% of course) and knowledge of the culture of France and French speaking countries alongside Mathematics (25% of course). Whether you start at beginners’, advanced or native-speaker level, you will study the core French language components, gaining skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening. All our teaching is led by native speakers. The remainder of your modern languages study will give you an opportunity to explore literature, art, culture and history, from seventeenth-century French theatre to twentieth-centry cinema and photography. As a modern linguist, you will develop excellent communication and research skills, and combine lingusitic proficiency with cross-cultural perspectives. In your third year you will have the opportunity to spend a year working, teaching or studying abroad in a French-speaking country, where you will immerse yourself in the language and culture, truly broadening your horizons in the process. + On graduation you will have language and analytical skills in French, together with additional knowledge of culture, society, and history, that will give you a valuable competitive edge in an increasingly globalised world. + Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014). Our Department of Mathematics brings the beauty and breadth of mathematics to life, inviting you to delve deep into the world of abstract structures and ideas, whilst also equipping you with the practical skills and experience that will set you apart in the world of work. Guided by experts in the field, you will receive a thorough grounding in the key methods and concepts that underpin our subject, with the flexibility to tailor your studies in years 2 and 3. + Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).