In studying French at UCD, you will: develop your communication skills and critical thinking by exploring the language and cultures of France and other French speaking countries; broaden your understanding and command of a language that is both European and global; and equip yourself for today’s increasingly diverse society and workplace by enhancing your cultural awareness and intellectual flexibility.
Opportunities exist for suitably qualified students to spend an extra year abroad and graduate with a BA (International). If you wish to reach the level of linguistic proficiency required by employers, we recommend that you opt for the four-year BA (International) degree. Alternatively, if you wish to study more than one language, with a year abroad, consider DN541 Modern Languages.
French can be studied as a Joint Major or Minor subject through DN520, as a Minor subject through DN700 or alongside selected additional subjects as part of DN530.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
|Note: Information for 2020 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
|EETXX||5M3635||Education and Training|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|DTXXX||5M5011||Tourism with Business|
|ETFPX||5M5158||Film and Television Production|
|5M5165||Trade Union Studies|
|6M0695||Computer Systems and Networks|
Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Students are encouraged to sepnd time abroad in a partner university.
A thorough knowledge of French can be useful in the public service in Ireland and Europe; heritage management and tourism; international business, administration; information and communication technology, education, translation and interpreting.