French with Music Studies at Aberdeen adds to your language and cultural skills in a major European language and gives you the opportunity to study, compose and perform alongside world-renowned composers and musicologists, working in all genres, styles and periods. You will have unrivalled opportunities to grow as a musician and performer and to acquire the skills for a wide range of careers related to your language, music, or applied in another sector. French at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, gaining the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will add to your growing language skills with courses in contemporary civilisation and culture, Francophone and post-colonial studies, philosophy, history, sociology, linguistics, theatre and most genres and periods of literature from the middle ages to the present day. You will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their research, from Renaissance studies to the politics of culture and difference in contemporary France. As an integral part of your five-year degree programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country. Aberdeen is the ideal environment and location to study music, with 500 years of musical history and heritage and a vibrant cultural identity which celebrates the traditional while embracing the modern. Music Studies at Aberdeen means opportunity, quality and flexibility. You can develop your interests and abilities in music through courses in performance, composition, theory, musicianship and history of music, taking advantage of the outstanding quality of our teachers, instruments and facilities, and many opportunities to perform. In addition to a career in music, the language and academic skills you will develop will open opportunities in education, media, business and internationally.