French Studies

French is the second most studied foreign language in the world.


Study French studies at The University of Adelaide

French is the official language in 29 countries. As a French studies student at The University of Adelaide, you will gain valuable practical language skills. Discover how the cultural influence of France is woven into many other cultures with its language, arts, and food. 

As a French studies student you will:

  • Learn to read and write in French
  • Gain the skills to listen and speak in French
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of French culture
  • Study the French influence in modern society
  • Improve your understanding of how language works
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad.

French is the official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organisations; by studying French studies at The University of Adelaide you can open a variety of doors that lead to industry internship, employment, collaboration and research.

Study Overseas

As a University of Adelaide student you will have access to over 100 overseas exchange programs around the world. You can study overseas at our partner institutes including Sciences Po Reims and the University of Grenoble. As a French studies student you can study overseas for one or two semesters and gain a credit towards your University of Adelaide degree.

Study Tours are available with AIM overseas Intensive French in Vichy, France and with CIS Australia Noumea, New Caledonia.

Career path

  • Teaching
  • International law
  • Diplomacy
  • Translation
  • Interpreter
  • Corporate executive
  • Tourism
  • Research

How can I study French studies?

French studies student Elena Christaki-Hedrick
"In terms of my Arts Degree, learning French has always been a luxury for me and never a chore, so I feel lucky that I was able to combine an area of study that I love with learning a whole new way of thinking."Elena Christaki-Hedrick