The combination of Chinese and French is designed to develop your interest, and complex knowledge and understanding, of the two countries, including their language, history, literature, culture and social issues. A knowledge of Chinese language and culture is increasingly important as China becomes a bigger global player, economically and politically. China currently has the largest population in the world and the world's second largest economy. French studies at Edinburgh allows you to explore the exciting contribution of French speakers to world culture. Some of the most striking literary texts ever written are in French; French cinema is one of the worldâ€™s richest; and Paris has long been the centre of the art world. French political and philosophical ideas have played a central role in creating our modern civilisation. Graduate employers recognise the importance of both languages and the need for a broad cultural education alongside language skills. Graduates will be capable of acting as bridges of understanding and conduits of knowledge between Chinese, French, and British cultures.