Department of
French and Francophone Studies

Welcome to the Department of French and Francophone Studies

 Female undergraduate student reading, Trent Building, University Park
The Department of French and Francophone Studies is housed in the historic Trent Building
  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




Research Scholarship in the Modern European Languages

Many congratulations to Dr Szypula on her success in this competition

Congratulations to Jeanne Lim (UNMC)

The Dearing Award Panel has chosen one of our Malaysian colleagues - Joanne Lim - as one of the winners of this year's Lord Dearing Awards.

Top 10 place for Nottingham in national poll of student experience

The Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey is an annual survey based on responses from more than 14,000 full-time undergraduate students across the UK and provides an alternative picture of student satisfaction to the National Student Survey (NSS).

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Upcoming Events

Balzac's Love Letters

14 November 2014
Trent B4
Department of French & Francophone Studies: Research Seminar

Postgraduate Advisory Afternoon - 20 November 2014

20 November 2014
Trent B46

Being Human Festival: Being Arthur

22 - 23 November 2014
Nottingham City Centre
Assume a character from Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and join in the world's first 24-hour 'street tweet' of a film script.

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Department of French and Francophone Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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