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NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Entry Route: Bachelor of Arts - LM002

Course code:
LM002 - Arts (Common Entry)
4 Years

Course leader:
Dr. Michael Griffin
Email: Tel:
00 353 61 213170

Tel: 00 353 61 202015
Queries: www.ul.ie/admissions-askus

French can be taken as part of the UL Arts Degree as a joint honours combination. Review the subjects you can study with French by looking at the table at the end of this section.

About You

Uniquely, you wish to engage with other cultures and a specific international language: French. In doing so, you will experience social media, novels, poetry, non-fiction, ideas and systems of values and thought. You wish to tackle French and Francophone writings that have helped us to understand people and the world that we share.

Why Study French at UL?

French can be studied in the University of Limerick at advanced level. You will learn about French society, literature and culture as well as improving your language skills. You will use a wide range of materials to aid your study, including textbooks, newspapers, film, radio, TV and Internet. All French modules are taught through the medium of French.

What You Will Study

You will study diverse topics related to the French and Francophone world. These will include social media, cinema, politics, modern literature, business, language, translation and thought.

Note: French is available at post leaving certificate level only. Students require a minimum H4 grade in French to study French.

French Joint Honours

Modules are subject to change.

Year 1 Semester 1   Semester 2
FR4141 French Language & Society 1 FR4142 French Language & Society 2
Year 2 Semester 3   Semester 4
FR4143 French Language & Society 3   Cooperative Education Placement
FR4623 French Literature and Culture 3    
Year 3 Semester 5   Semester 6
  External Academic Placement FR4146 French Language & Society 4
    FR4626 French Literature and Culture 4
Year 4 Semester 7   Semester 8
FR4147 French Language and Society 5 FR4148 French Language and Society 6
FR4627 French Literature and Culture 5 FR4628 French Literature and Culture 6


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 certain subjects, additional special qualifications specific to individual subjects or disciplines may be determined by the respective departments in accordance with Academic Council regulations.

Applications are especially welcome from Mature Students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.

QQI Entry

Certain QQI Awards are acceptable in fulfilling admission requirements for this programme. go to the UL Admissions QQI page for a full list of modules.

Careers open to you with a degree in French include;

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

Follow on Study:

Careers open to you with a degree in French include;

  • MA Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
  • MA French
  • MA Applied Linguistics International
  • MA Modern Language Studies
  • MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Professional Master of Education (Modern Languages)