|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA (Hons))|
French and History enables you to learn the language and about the culture of France while developing a multifaceted understanding of the past.
This course offers both flexibility and variety. You'll develop advanced linguistic skills in an internationally important language, and gain a deep understanding of contemporary French culture. Your history modules will also give you a global perspective on the past.
History at Kent is one of the leading departments in the country, recognised for its research excellence, flexible programmes and quality teaching. You are taught by internationally recognised experts, who are passionate about their subject. You can tailor your modules to your own interests, and use your expanding knowledge of French culture and language to focus on European history.
Studying French and History enables you to become proficient in a major international language, spoken as far afield as Canada, Africa and Asia, and to complement your language learning with a broad understanding of history. You'll explore a broad range of topics and develop your analytical skills.
The University of Kent is an ideal location to study French. Canterbury is the closest British university city to mainland Europe, and our proximity to the Channel ports and Eurostar terminals at Ashford and Ebbsfleet means you can be in Paris in just a couple of hours. There is a large community of French-speaking students on campus, so you have a better chance to immerse yourself in the language than at any other university in the country.
You are required to spend a year working or studying abroad between your second and final year of study. In previous years, students have studied at our partner institutions in a country appropriate to their programme of study. You’ll develop your language skills, grow in self-confidence, gain a new academic perspective, and enhance your employability.
French and History is ideal for those wanting to develop advanced analytical and linguistic skills and gain a broad and detailed understanding of our world in an international and historically-rich city.
Dr Emily Guerry and Dr Thomas Baldwin discuss why French and History complement each other so well.