Undergraduate

French Studies

Studying French at UWA is more than simply learning a language. It's an experience which will open your mind to different cultures, enrich you with a knowledge of history and enable you to engage in real world issues.
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Whether studying for a major or taking a European language as a broadening unit, graduates who have studied French will be well qualified for careers in the diplomatic services, teaching, and interpreting and translating, as well as careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, international relations and the entertainment industry. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful in international banking and law, journalism and communications, medical and scientific areas, music and the arts.

 

 


Whether studying for a major or taking a European language as a broadening unit, graduates who have studied French will be well qualified for careers in the diplomatic services, teaching, and interpreting and translating, as well as careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, international relations and the entertainment industry. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful in international banking and law, journalism and communications, medical and scientific areas, music and the arts.

 

 


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Career Opportunities

Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.
This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level.
POSTGRADUATE

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Fees and scholarships

Fees for this course are currently being finalised, refer back to this page in the coming weeks as more information will be made available then.

For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page.

You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2019
$93,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$95,100.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Studying French is more than simply learning a language, it’s an experience that will open your mind to different cultures, enrich you with knowledge of history, and enable you to engage in real-world issues. Study past and present French and francophone literature, films, contemporary society and popular culture, and gain a holistic and stimulating cultural and educational experience.

About the course

The major caters for students from beginners to native speakers. Study past and present French and francophone literature, films, contemporary society, and popular culture. You may also opt to participate in an exchange program at leading universities and elite schools throughout France and Canada. 
French Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 3-4 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-FRNHB
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
French Studies
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 3-4 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-FRNHB
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWART
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

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Course Structure

This major is available in three different streams, catering from beginners through to near-native speakers. It is possible to combine French Studies with a second major from within Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce or Science.

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  • speak, write, listen and read in the French language at a high level
  • appreciate French culture in France and other French-speaking countries around the world

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If you’re interested in this area of study, gain an advantage by choosing to complete a Graduate Pathway which sees you combine your first degree with your second.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

Why study this course?

  • Achieve high levels of competency in listening, speaking, writing and reading the French language
  • Gain insights into French and francophone cultures throughout the world and learn more about your own culture
  • Gain a skill that will add value to any career as well as open up exciting new travel opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program at leading universities and elite schools throughout France and Canada
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Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed transferable skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like Economics or Business Law will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Study your passion alongside your interests – Do you love Marketing? Law? History of Art? Pursue a career while studying something else you love! Your second major can be from any other faculty across the university.
  • No additional time – Choosing two majors instead of one won’t add any additional time to your undergraduate degree. A standard bachelor degree consists of the same amount of units either way.
  • Discover what you want to do while you’re doing it – Not sure what career you want when you graduate? It’s very common for undergraduate students to be unsure. Choosing two majors in different areas will give you the opportunity to explore multiple interests and see what fits best. Majors can be switched until the end of your first year without adding any time onto your degree.

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