“One of the great things about studying a combined honours degree in French Studies at Warwick is the sheer range of diverse subjects you get the chance to study, especially throughout the first year ‘taster’ modules.” Jack Mercer, French and History
Our research, such as Dr Katherine Astbury's exploration of French Revolutionary events in texts and images, has contributed to the national curriculum, informed the heritage industry, and increased access to cultural artifacts.
French Studies at Warwick is a dynamic subject with a friendly but rigorous approach to teaching and learning. We were ranked equal third in the 2015 Complete University Guide, and had a 93% student satisfaction rating in 2014. We are committed to teaching across the epochs, from the Middle Ages to the present, and pride ourselves on being cutting-edge. We approach the Francophone world through literature, popular culture, history, politics, thought, film and the arts.
We offer four-year degrees, with a year abroad in year three, and an intensive programme of language tuition throughout. We also offer a rich variety of modules and run joint degrees with other departments (English, History, Politics, Film & TV, History of Art and Theatre Studies) and the other languages taught in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures.
We offer taught MA courses, MAs by research, and we also supervise successful PhD candidates in the many areas of our staff's expertise. We have a thriving postgraduate community of MA and PhD students, which is large by national standards. Many PhD students teach at undergraduate level, where they gain invaluable experience.
In the REF 2014, the School's research outputs were ranked 5th in the UK, with 79.7% of our work ranked at 4* or 3*. Academics in French Studies are very active at a national and international level and are recognised as experts in the field. Colleagues' research has been supported by a range of external funding bodies, including the British Academy, AHRC, The Leverhulme Trust, MHRA, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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