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Why study French at DCU?

Studying French at DCU will bring you on a linguistic and cultural journey through France but also to the different components of La Francophonie, that is to say the French speaking world (Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and other parts of Europe, Quebec, Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia). A variety of teaching styles and texts are embraced in teaching French at DCU, using cinema, cultural studies, language studies, literature, business French, translation and visual arts as pedagogical tools.

  • Students are able to combine French with another language
  • The applied language nature of French language learning increases employability of graduates as they are operational in job-oriented environments
  • Class sizes are small with native French or near native French lecturers with all classes being taught through the target language
  • French is the lingua franca in many countries outside France, hence increasing the employability of our graduates
  • DCU French students on the Applied Language and Intercultural Studies degree programme can specialise in Intercultural or Translation studies
  • At undergraduate level, students on the Applied Language and Intercultural Studies programme have the opportunity to spend a full year living and studying in France or Belgium. This year abroad gives students valuable experience in immersing themselves in a different culture and they usually have a really exciting and linguistically enriching year abroad

BA Programmes

You can study French as a core subject on the following degree programmes at DCU:

BA in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
BA in European Business
BA in Business Studies International

You can study French as an option on a number of programmes, including:

BA in Languages for International Communication (for non native speakers of English only)
BA in International Relations
BA in Accounting and Finance
Bachelor of Business Studies
BA in European Business (Transatlantic Studies)

If you wish to find out more about the kind of French offered at DCU, click here and then click on modules starting with 'FR' (e.g. FR130 French Language 3).

What our Graduates Say

Contact us

Please contact Prof. Francoise Blin for queries relating to studying French at DCU E-mail:


Postgraduate study

  • There is also a taught MA in Translation Studies (French)

    Please contact Dr. Mary Phelan for more information on the MA in Translation Studies (Tel: +353 1 700 5788, Email:

Useful links

Pourquoi apprendre le français?
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
TV5 Monde
Le Petit Journal de Dublin

Radio France International
Le Monde