French at King's
The Department of French is one of the longest established in the country, and offers a range of courses which is both extensive and innovative.
The Department is ranked sixth of UK French Departments (Complete University Guide 2014).
The Department is one of the principal departments in the School of Arts and Humanities whose teaching and research ratings place it amongst the best in the United Kingdom.
The French Department has been assessed as ‘excellent’ for the quality of its teaching and ranked second nationally in the recent Research Assessment Exercise, with the great majority of our research – which shapes and inspires our teaching – rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
If you join the Department, you will be coming to study in an environment which encourages excellence, which requires hard work, and which gives you the intellectual training and practical language skills necessary for a successful future career.
Undergraduate study of French offers the chance of reaching a high level of proficiency in the spoken and written language and a deeply enriching cultural and intellectual experience.
We are particularly pleased to have incorporated the most exciting recent developments in francophone culture and thought into our BA programmes. Critical theory and feminism, as well as the rich and expanding field of French cinema and francophone literature will be part of your degree. You also have the opportunity to study topics in history and politics alongside language and literature.
As a student of French you are acquiring a range of valuable transferable skills: to think and express yourself independently, creatively and clearly, in English and in French.
The Department has an extremely successful and vibrant graduate student culture across the PhD programme and two MA programmes (French Literature and Culture and Critical Methodologies).
We have a strong community of research and MA students, students with AHRC funded studentships and alumni who all contribute to the field of French studies in the UK and beyond.
French at King's is recognised as one of the most prominent and productive places to pursue graduate study in the UK.