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About the Department of French

McIlvanney-Siobhan

"A very warm welcome to the Department of French at King’s College London. 

The Department of French at King’s provides a vibrant and friendly learning environment. Its greatest asset is its community of people: the teaching and research staff, the professional services, and, of course, the students. The decision to study French at university reflects an enthusiasm for the French language and francophone literature, culture and history which is shared by all members of the Department of French.  Our department is currently ranked the number 1 French department in London and is in the top 5 French departments in the UK (Complete University Guide).   

What makes studying French at King’s special is our passion for learning and research combined with an unparalleled diversity of options for study. We offer an extensive range of topics, incorporating politics, history, francophone literatures and cultures, from the medieval period to the present. Students can explore exciting new areas of study, be challenged and stimulated by the breadth and depth of options available, as well as perfect their knowledge of the French language.  Our latest NSS score ranked our teaching satisfaction at 94%. 

We are always keen to share our expertise with you whatever your stage of study and I am sure you will find all members of our department approachable and helpful."

Dr Siobhán McIlvanney, Head of French Department 

About the Department of French

The French department at King’s is one of the longest established in the country, with a vibrant student culture and offering a range of courses which is both extensive and innovative. The Modern Languages departments at King's ranked 7th in the UK in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject and 8th in the Guardian University guide 2018.

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