French is a major world language, with a rich cultural and intellectual heritage. Knowledge of the French language and its literature opens up a world of opportunities to those who study them. French is an official working language of many international organisations (UN, OECD, NATO, etc.) and as such plays a decisive role in world affairs. French studies also develop highly sought-after transferrable skills - excellent writing and oral communication abilities, critical thinking, extensive analytical skills - across a range of sectors (the creative industries, public service, tourism, publishing, interpreting, teaching, journalism, broadcasting, the Diplomatic Service, to name but a few). Not only is the study of French language, literature, history, politics and philosophy a hugely enriching intellectual experience, but it also leaves graduates very well placed to succeed in a wide range of professional contexts. French: The course for you? If you are fascinated by how other languages and cultures offer a different perspective on the world, the French Department in Trinity could well be the place for you. You will enjoy studying French here if you have a passion for novels, cinema, drama, poetry—literature in all its forms—and if you want to develop your ability to think critically. If you are interested in French and European history, politics and thought, and if you would like to have the opportunity to experience at first-hand French culture by living and studying in France, then Trinity’s degree programmes in French could be for you.