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4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program


French is offered in the University of Limerick at advanced level, and our objective for students is the achievement of outstanding linguistic and cultural competence over the course of the degree programme. To this end, all French modules are taught through the medium of French, using a full range of appropriate resources and technologies. If you are open to new ideas and experiences, and enthusiastic about extending your own linguistic and intellectual boundaries, a degree with French can be a very rewarding choice.

Admission requirements

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation mathematics is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

In addition, students wishing to study a Language must hold a minimum H4 grade in that language, with the exception of beginners German or beginners Spanish where a H4 grade in a language other than English is required. Specialist requirement in Mathematics also for those studying Economics or Mathematics.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

French Language & Society 1

Semester 2

French Language & Society 2

Year 2

Semester 3

  • French Language & Society 3
  • French Literature and Culture 3

Semester 4

Cooperative Education Placement

Year 3

Semester 5

External Academic Placement

Semester 6

  • French Language & Society 4
  • French Literature and Culture 4

Year 4

Semester 7

  • French Language and Society 5
  • French Literature and Culture 5

Semester 8

  • French Language and Society 6
  • French Literature and Culture 6

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee varies, please visit the university's website for more information.


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

  • MA French
  • MA Applied Linguistics International
  • MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Professional Master of Education (Modern Languages)

Career paths

  • International Business
  • European and Irish public service
  • Interpreting and Translating
  • Teaching (Professional Master of Education required)
  • Tourism
  • The media and information industry

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...

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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick

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