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.
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Careers and further study

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

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 a range of careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, international relations and the entertainment industry. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful for career prospects in international banking and law, journalism and communications, medical and scientific areas, music and the arts as a valuable second 'string to their bow'.
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 a range of careers in travel, hospitality, publishing, theatre, commerce, international relations and the entertainment industry. Knowledge of a foreign language is particularly helpful for career prospects in international banking and law, journalism and communications, medical and scientific areas, music and the arts as a valuable second 'string to their bow'.
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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.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. 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

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

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

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 - 2018
$93,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$93,300.00

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

Open up the world with French – 'la langue de l'amour' – and enhance your career opportunities. French is one of the world's major international languages and is spoken by over 200 million people in 43 countries. It is a key working language in international organisations and NGOs such as the UN and the European Union. By studying French at UWA you will achieve high levels of competency in speaking, writing, listening and reading the French language. You will also learn about French culture in France and other French-speaking countries around the world.

About The Course

This major caters for students at all levels, from beginners through to native speakers. During the course you study past and present French literature, films and popular culture, providing you with a holistic and stimulating cultural and educational experience.
French Studies

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 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 2019
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 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
  • UWART
  • UWBPH
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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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.

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