Choosing a degree like this one is often the first step towards a richer intellectual and cultural life. A second language, and experience of living in another culture are big advantages in the jobs market, particularly if you want an international career. Throughout the course, you will explore the literature of both countries and develop your written and spoken French – we aim for near-native standard. You will spend your third year studying at leading university in France. The unusually long list of optional modules gives you plenty of scope to create the kind of course you want. Options in the School of English include creative writing and film studies. The School of English at Sheffield is part of the city’s culture. As well as working on theatre projects, our students are involved in literary festivals and other public events. The Department of French, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the UK’s best, second only to Oxford for world-leading research on French culture. Our graduates tend to be good thinkers, good readers and good writers. They’re creative, self-motivating. They have an eye for detail and an ear for nuance. Their particular blend of transferable skills means they’re right at home in TV, radio, marketing, publishing and PR. Many become teachers. Others go into journalism or law via postgraduate study.