**Why Warwick?** We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Today more than 25,000 students thrive across four faculties, which feature over 70 research centres and institutes. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd). All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a safe, energetic and cosmopolitan campus with flexible, well-equipped study spaces to help you stretch yourself personally, professionally and academically. Whether you want to be a front-runner in a fast-moving graduate job market, or to make a difference and change the world, we want you here. **The course** During your degree in French Studies, we will equip you to become a highly employable linguist with the additional skills of analysis, argument, presentation, as well as first-hand experience of living abroad. In your first year, you will follow one compulsory language module, designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of written and spoken French, including grammar. You will also take the core module Story of Modern France, where you will examine primary texts from major periods and events in French history, literature and politics, to provide you with the foundation to study further aspects of French and francophone culture in the later stages of your degree. You will be able to choose two further modules in your first year, one of which may be from outside French. Having acquired foundation skills in your first year, you will go on to develop both your language skills, on our compulsory language modules in the second and final years, and your own particular interests beyond the language. Our modules cover culture, society, literature, politics, philosophy, film and history. You will spend a year abroad, normally in year 3, either as a language assistant, studying at one of our partner institutions (including the Sorbonne, or universities in Grenoble, Caen, Brussels or Martinique in the French Caribbean), or undertaking an approved work placement.