Welcome to French at UNE! We offer a variety of courses to meet your study needs. You can find the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in which you can study French here at UNE under Courses below. We've also listed our units. You can choose from language, literature, translation, and cultural units. Of course, if you're just starting your study of French, the language units combine all of these elements. Once you have mastered the basics, you can choose to focus on a particular area.

You can also choose to spend a trimester or two overseas in France and Canada. In-country study is compulsory in the Bachelor of Languages, the Bachelor of Languages and International Business, and the Bachelor of International and Language Studies. You can find out more below.

Why study French at UNE?

Study French from anywhere in the world! We offer a full program of French from beginners' level to PhD. You can study the language, literature and culture of France and other Francophone countries. All units are available to study off-campus or on-campus. Off-campus students undertake the same units as on-campus ones, submit the same assignments and sit the same tests and examinations.

French can be studied at undergraduate, Honours, and postgraduate level. All courses can be undertaken full- or part-time. Interested in a research higher degree? Supervision is also available for MPhil and PhD candidates.

In-country language study

You can study in a French-speaking country as part of your degree. UNE has exchange agreements with universities in Angers (France), Saint-Etienne (France) and Quebec City (Canada) for in-country study which can be credited to UNE degrees.

If you enrol in the French major in the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Studies), or the Bachelor of International Studies, you can choose to spend one or two trimesters studying a language in-country.

If you enrol in the Bachelor of Languages, the Bachelor of Languages and International Business, or the Bachelor of International and Language Studies, it is compulsory to undertake in-country study. UNE has an exchange agreement with a graduate business school in Chambéry, France, specifically for Bachelor of Language and International Business students.

The universities with which UNE has agreements or bilateral exchange agreements are:

Find out more about overseas language study

Undergraduate courses

French can be studied as a major in the following courses:

Bachelor degrees

You can also study French as an elective in almost any Bachelor's course offered at UNE; check the course rules to see how many electives you are permitted to include.

For Bachelor Honours see under postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate Diplomas

in which you can study French

Postgraduate courses

French can also be studied at postgraduate level in coursework or research programs.

Bachelor Honours

Find out more about Honours

Postgraduate coursework

Postgraduate research

Find out more about Higher Degree Research


French is the mother tongue of more than 90 million people in the world and is the second language of millions of others spread across 42 countries. Along with English, French is the official working language of the United Nations, the European Community, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). French language skills are advantageous in international business, the technology sector, foreign affairs and trade, and in such fields as archaeology, teaching and tourism.

Partnerships and networks

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