Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities - University of Westminster

Bachelor in French and Global Communication - Grado en Francés y Comunicación

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities - University of Westminster


This Modern Languages degree is designed to develop your knowledge, use and understanding of the French language and culture, along with the skills needed for effective communication in the professional global environment.

The course enables you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in French in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and demonstrate a good or high degree of proficiency in mediating between French and English. You will be able to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations, and acquire qualities and skills in areas such as interpersonal communication and organisational skills, flexibility and tolerance, analysis and argument, autonomy and team working, and team management. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

We accept students at three different entry points – beginner, intermediate and proficient. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.


Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

Subjects of study include:

Intercultural Communication: an Introduction
Interpersonal Global Communication: Concepts and Strategies
Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
Objects and Meaning: World Cultures in London Galleries and Museums
The French World and the Word
Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study include:

Culture(s) and Conflict(s): Representations of War, Conflict and Revolution across World Cultures
Expressions of French Culture
Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
Screening Memory through Food, Music and Childhood
Talking with the World: Mediating Misunderstandings, Facilitating Clarity
Transposing Current Affairs through Multilingual e-Collaboration
Work Placement/Work Shadowing Experience in a Language/Culture Setting
Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

Subjects of study include:

Developing Career Competences for Linguists
Dissertation/Professional Project
Dreaming the Same Dream? Concepts of Happiness across Cultures
Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinities and Trans-Cultural Practice
Narrating the Other: Politics and Literature
People and Things on the Move: Identity, Place and Memory in and across Diasporic Spaces
Professionalising Global Communication
Themes in Contemporary French Studies
The course content is listed by year, corresponding to the full-time mode of study. If you study part-time you will study the same content, spread over six to eight years.

Salidas profesionales

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