This course leads you to high fluency in the French language, while developing a deep knowledge of Francophone history, culture and society. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You may study this French degree with or without prior language qualifications, and graduate with the same high-level fluency in French. You will spend a year abroad, either in France itself or in another French-speaking country - including unique opportunities in Senegal. You may also take a professional pathway that includes Initial Teacher Training, and which includes a £9000 bursary in your final year. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Your course will provide you with access to our interpreting suite and state-of-the-art multi-media language laboratories. You can study a second language as part of your course, or take on a work-based unit to develop your employability. The University's partnerships with local and international businesses, charities and other organisations offers you a wide range of choices for placements and work during your year abroad. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students wishing to achieve linguistic and cultural fluency in French, a key world language spoken by 270 million people. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED The course includes several units with work-based skills built into their structure, and the work-based LiFE unit is available to all French Studies students. You may take a placement as part of your degree, either in your year abroad or as a sandwich year, and the Initial Teacher Training pathway is designed to hone your skills for a career in teaching. AFTER THE COURSE You will be equipped for careers using your language skills - translation, interpreting, teaching - or for wider graduate opportunities, such as travel, journalism, international consultancy, law or publishing. You will also be able to consider postgraduate study. With the ITT pathway, you will be prepared to enter a teaching career.