Department of
French and Francophone Studies

Welcome to the Department of French and Francophone Studies

postgraduate students

'Living and Speaking Together' conference

20-21 June 2015
Confirmed speakers include:
Professor Luce Irigaray and Professor Michael Marder

  We are one of the largest Departments of French in the UK, offering a wide range of degree combinations and an extensive choice of undergraduate modules in all areas of French Studies. Much of our teaching, especially in the final year, is research-led, which means that our students are taught by lecturers who are recognized experts in their field. Our language teaching is supported by a team of five native-French speakers (lectrices, lecteurs), four of whom work for us as part of an established exchange agreement with partner institutions in France.

The Department has 21 full-time lecturers, all of whom are research-active, producing high-quality research of international significance. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Department was ranked third in the UK in terms of ‘Research Power’, which takes into account the number and proportion of research-active staff submitted in each unit. The Department publishes its own journal, Nottingham French Studies, founded in 1961. We also have a thriving postgraduate community, and are able to offer research supervision in all areas of French Studies.

Professor R Chapman
Head of Department



Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year BA: pathways announced

This is a new full-time programme commencing September 2016 designed for UK students whose school-leaving qualifications do not meet the current admissions requirements for direct entry to undergraduate programmes in the arts and humanities, and mature students holding non-standard qualifications.

Offer-holders: Twitter Question and Answer Session

We are running a Twitter Question and Answer session for undergraduate offer-holders via @CLASUoN on Friday 27th March. Find out more...

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Upcoming Events

Welcoming Animals: the borders of hospitality

27 May 2015
A09 Highfield House
Professor Judith Still will present the next paper in the Travel Cultures Network series

'Living and Speaking Together' - 'Parler et Habiter Ensemble': Conference

20 - 21 June 2015
Jubilee Campus
Confirmed speakers include Prof Luce Irigaray and Prof Michael Marder. Further details will be released shortly

Luce Irigaray postgraduate seminar

22 - 26 June 2015
University Park
hosted by the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies. 15 places only.

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Department of French and Francophone Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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