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Immerse yourself in French language and culture.

Courses in this major cover language skills and offer knowledge about some of the major historical, social, literary and philosophical movements in the Francophone world.

Many graduates use their language competency to enhance their employability in fields such as business, education, tourism and politics.

The French major is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of French. If you have completed substantial French study, the French Advanced major is for you.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2024

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Tourism consultant
  • French language teacher
  • Customer service coordinator
  • Consultant/facilitator
  • French translator/interpreter
  • Diplomatic officer

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introductory French 1 & 2
  • Language Awareness & Cross-Cultural Competence for the Global Workplace
  • Second Language Learning
  • Cinema in French

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