Paris, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our new three-year BA in French Studies with History programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to study French language, history and culture from within the heart of the French-speaking world, leading to a University of London degree. The course has been specifically designed to connect with the context in which you are living - and studying - the city of Paris! Graduates of this programme leave the University of London Institute in Paris with a high level of linguistic and analytical skills, fluency in French and a privileged understanding of French history.

This is a unique programme of study delivered over three full years of residency in Paris. Not only does it offer students real immersion in French life and language, supported by intensive teaching and assessment across all aspects of the course in French, it also prepares them for graduate work in a range of disciplines: the humanities, international relations, education and applied linguistics. The programme contains a combination of compulsory core courses to consolidate spoken and written skills in French language and to introduce students to historical periods, to diverse forms of cultural production, and to contemporary critical and theoretical approaches, with a range of stage two and three specialist options that enable students to develop their own interests.

Setting Description:
Our students benefit from living and studying in one of the greatest capital cities in the world, and the top student city for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The University of London Institute in Paris is centrally located on the Left Bank’s Esplanade des Invalides in the city’s 7th arrondissement, home to the French National Assembly and numerous government ministries, the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel des Invalides (Napoléon's resting place), and a concentration of such world-famous museums as the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée Rodin.