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Course overview

During this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your language to a very high level through the study of the history, diversity and cultures of the francophone world. You will have the chance to work or study abroad and gain invaluable employment skills and knowledge of current affairs.

If you are a Single Honours student you will spend the third year on a placement as a student at one of our partner universities in France or Belgium, or as an English language assistant in a school in France or another French-speaking country. Alternatively, you may look for a work placement.


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Modern Languages.

  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
4 Years

Why Study French with us?

At Chester, you will have the chance to undertake a short placement at the end of Year 2 (Level 5) as well as the opportunity to spend an academic year in a French-speaking country. If this is an option for you, it allows you to split your experience of residence abroad, offering you the chance to spend time on different types of placement and, indeed, in different countries.

In your first year you will have the opportunity to study a further language from scratch.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.


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Events in June, October and November for Undergraduate study.


Open Days and Evenings 2018

Visit us at an Open Day or Evening and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October
  • Saturday 13th October
  • Saturday 27th October

Warrington Dates

  • Thursday 14th June
  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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