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

Career Pathways

Whether studying for a major or taking a European language as an elective 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 an elective 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.

 

 


This course could lead to these

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

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

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 - 2021
$99,000.00

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. 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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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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
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
CRICOS code
  • 003005D
  • 107724H
  • 107579A
  • 003005D
  • 107444E
  • 107577C
French Studies
Status
  • Available
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
CRICOS code
  • 003005D
  • 107724H
  • 107579A
  • 003005D
  • 107444E
  • 107577C
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)

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Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

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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.

Popular combinations

Why study this course?

  • Achieve high levels of competency in listening, speaking, writing and reading the French language
  • Experience the rich cultural diversity of one of the world's major international languages – French is spoken by more than 300 million people worldwide on five continents
  • 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, Canada or the Pacific islands

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Assured Pathways

If you’re a school leaver and interested in this area of study, use your ATAR to gain an advantage by applying for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the same time through an Assured Pathway.

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.

UWA is ranked in the top 8 universities in the world for modern languages (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)
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You'll learn to

  • communicate effectively and proficiently in the French language
  • interact confidently and successfully in situations involving French cultural conventions
  • interpret French language texts – written, audio, visual – in the light of French culture and society
  • understand French and francophone cultures throughout the world and reflect on your own culture
  • move with accuracy and skill between the English and French languages and cultures

Become a bilingual citizen of the world at the largest language hub in Western Australia

Become a bilingual citizen of the world at the largest language hub in Western Australia

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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.