Pursue your interest in economics and develop an in-depth knowledge of French and the cultures in which it is central. Become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken French. You will master the fundamental elements of the language, and graduate as a near-native speaker. Our language classes are led by native speakers. Develop you language skills to the best of your ability with direct access to expert staff for help and feedback. Pursue your personal interests through a wide range of optional modules in French and francophone culture, history, literature, theatre, politics and film. These modules enhance your learning, and provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the country. Our staff are internationally-recognised experts in French-speaking literature, history and culture; including the literature of the French Caribbean; French children’s literature and publishing; twentieth century French history; Medieval literature, history and art, as well as translation and adaptation studies. 98% of our research overall in modern languages and linguistics is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), which feeds directly into your learning. The Department of Modern Languages and European Studies offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. You will be able to tailor your degree to your personal interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages. Study practical issues in economics and explore the relationship between economics and society more widely. Focus is on the relevance of mathematical and statistical techniques to applied problems, rather than on the techniques directly. Extensive support with maths skills is available in the core modules should you need it. Optional modules span a number of topics, including business, policy, economic history and even the economics of climate change. Our staff are active researchers who are experts in a wide range of fields in economics, with many involved in research that informs policy decisions by governments, major multinational organisations and international agencies like the UN. The University is ranked 10th in the UK for our research impact for Business and Management Studies (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014). A wide choice of modules covers the theoretical aspects of economics as well as its real-world applications. You also have the option to select modules from other subject areas, including history, politics and international relations. Immerse yourself in the culture of your host country and develop your language to a near-native level. An integral part of the course is the opportunity for you to spend up to a year in a French-speaking country, either studying at a university or working on a placement. The core language module in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture. **Careers** On graduation you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in French, an immensely useful skill and one which will distinguish you from non-language graduates. It demonstrates self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. As such, 98% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2015-16). Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment or progressing to further study. Recent graduates have gone on to careers ranging from translating, teaching and research (doctorates at Oxford and Queen Mary, University of London) to financial services (HSBC, Zurich Insurance), telecommunications (Vodafone), marketing, the fashion industry (Chanel), the international art business (Christie’s) regional development (the Design Wales Project).