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Prospective students

Please see our undergraduate study pages for more information on the course and how to apply.

 

The French are our nearest neighbours, with whom we have been interacting throughout our history. French is a major world language, spoken not only in several European countries, but in Canada, Africa, and the Caribbean, and the influence of France on European culture has been massive from medieval times to the present. In literature (poetry, drama, the novel), philosophy, the visual arts, and cinema, its achievements are second to none. You will find French immensely rewarding to study.

As well as offering high-level teaching in all aspects of language, the undergraduate course covers the literature, thought, and culture of France and the French-speaking world from the early medieval period to the present day. You will be able to develop your existing interests and to discover new and perhaps unexpected ones. You will encounter challenging and stimulating ideas about language, culture, and life. As well as linguistic skills and academic knowledge, you will acquire important transferable skills, skills of analysis and expression (verbal and written), which will be valuable to you whatever your chosen path after Cambridge.

 

See here for information on the French grammar you'll need to know if you want to study French at Cambridge.

 

Applying for undergraduate study

Latest News

2022 Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize

31 January 2023

Congratulations to MMLL student Elizabeth Apps, who was the runner-up for the 2022 R. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize.

New publication edited by Professor Nicholas Hammond

5 January 2023

The first scholarly special number devoted to the modern French novelist Philippe Besson, edited by Nicholas Hammond and his colleague at Kansas University, Paul Scott, has just been published.

Read moreat: PhD Student Awarded Naomi Schor Memorial Prize PhD Student Awarded Naomi Schor Memorial Prize

15 December 2022

We are proud to announce that Isabel Maloney, PhD student in MMLL French, has just been awarded the Naomi Schor Memorial Prize.

PhD Student Publishes Article in 'Expressions maghrébines'

15 December 2022

We are proud to share that current PhD student Tobias Barnett has just published the article, 'Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche's Terminal Sud (2019) and the Resurgence of a Franco-Algerian Archive,' in the journal Expressions maghrébines.

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