French Studies


French Studies is concerned with French language, linguistics, literature, cinema, culture and society, including many Francophone cultures outside France. All units in the department deal with authentic French language material and foreground the indissociability of language and culture. Most classes are conducted in French.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in French studies consists of a thesis of 12000-15000 words and 6000-8000 words of written work, or its equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the three seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 40% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%. While you will receive marks for all pieces of assessment, your academic transcripts will record only your final, overall Honours mark.

Related subject areas

European Studies, Philosophy

Our courses that offer this honours subject area