French PlayWhat degree programmes can I follow?

At Sheffield, you can study French on our Single Honours course, or combine it with another subject as part of a Dual Honours degree.

You can also study French without an A level on our NEW Beginners' Pathway. More details here

Through the Single Honours course you will become a skilled language practitioner while developing expertise in fields such as literature, history, film, sociology and gender studies.

Alternatively, you can study French alongside another subject. This will allow you to learn linguistic skills and cultural competency while developing a broad knowledge base and skill set. You can choose to combine French with other languages offered in the school, with the option of learning a new language - such as Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Polish or Czech - from scratch. You can also combine French with a non-language subject.

You also have the chance of studying French with two other subjects. You can study French alongside two other languages as part of the BA in Modern Languages or you can study French alongside a mixture of non-language and language subjects as part of the Combined Honours - Triple.

How to apply to the University of Sheffield

Entry requirements

For all information about entry requirements, including our typical offer for single and dual honours courses, required subjects and the number of A levels required, please consult our online prospectus.

  • Equivalent qualifications are welcomed
  • International students encouraged to apply early
  • Mature students are welcomed
  • Bursaries available

'And' degrees

'And' degrees - for example French and English - usually involve a 50/50 split between the two subjects. However, many of our 'and' degrees can now be studied as a flexible dual, allowing you to study more credits in either one of your subjects, you simply decide when you select your modules.

More information about Dual Honours

'With' degrees

'With' degrees - for example French with Japanese - let you choose a ‘Major’ and ‘Minor’ focus.  The first subject (French) is the major part of your degree and the second subject (Japanese) the minor. Each degree is different, but as a rough guide the major subject forms around 70 per cent of your course and the minor 30 per cent.


More information: for detailed information about the different degrees listed on this page please consult the courses for French Studies in the online prospectus.

Single/Dual/Triple Honours Courses

Single Honours

French Studies

Dual Honours

Archaeology and French*
Business Management and French
Economics and French
English and French*
German and French*
Hispanic Studies and French*
History and French*
Linguistics and French*
Music and French*
Philosophy and French*
Politics and French
Religion and French*
Russian and French*

* These are flexible dual programmes

Triple Honours

Combined Honours - Triple

Major/Minor Courses

Degrees in which French forms a major component

French with Czech
French with Dutch
French with Japanese
French with Luxembourg Studies
French with Polish

BA in Modern Languages

Degrees in which French forms a minor component

Chinese Studies with French
Mathematics with French Language
Mechanical Engineering with French