Department of
French and Francophone Studies

Welcome to the Department of French and Francophone Studies

  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



Nottingham Business Consultancy Challenge

Gain experience in business with this opportunity to work on a consultancy project with a local SME over a four week period. Application deadline 28 Jan 2015.

Research Excellence Framework

Outstanding recognition for the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies in the 2014 REF rankings

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Upcoming Events

Literary Translation, Image Building and Soft Power: Exploring 21st century Sino-African dynamics

30 January 2015
Department of French & Francophone Studies: Research Seminar

Popular Culture Lecture Series: "It's a trope!": Star Wars and/in translation.

04 February 2015
B13, Physics and Astronomy Building, University Park
A lecture followed by Q&A session by Pierre-Alexis Mével (School of French and Francophone Studies)

La Beauté de la haine. Des guerres de religion à Céline

06 March 2015
Trent B4
Department of French & Francophone Studies research seminar

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Department of French and Francophone Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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