The French language is represented on all five continents and is spoken by more than 90 million people world-wide. The French curriculum at Manchester Universitys stresses proficiency in the French language and encourages students to strive for mastery of oral and written language skills throughout the program of study.
A command of the French language and a knowledge of French culture are increasingly indispensable to those interested in European culture and history; science and technology; literature and the arts; and Middle Eastern, West African and North American studies.
Manchester University students of French are encouraged to study for a semester or a year in France, preferably their junior year. The cultural and language emersion in this requirement enhances the success of our graduates as they continue their education or enter the job market.