At the University of Graz we have many native speakers of French amongst our teaching staff, who will give you wide-ranging insights into the language, literature and culture of the francophone world. Experience the language and culture at first hand, and explore new cultures in Europe, Africa and North America by spending a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities.
Interests that are a good basis for this study programme
You should certainly be an enthusiast for the French language, its literature and culture, and be keen to engage with it on a daily basis – in the form of literature, music, film or media.
French at the University of Graz
Over the course of your studies you will gain an overall understanding of the French language and culture, and of its regional differences and intercultural contexts. While language learning, literature and linguistics form the core content of the programme, there is also scope for individualising your studies by focussing on topics that suit your personal interests.
Master’s programme in Romance Studies
The master’s programme in Romance Studies builds directly on the bachelor’s programme, broadening and intensifying your understanding of the language, literature and culture. At the University of Graz you also have the option of interdisciplinary master’s programmes and joint programmes, allowing further scope for individualised and specialised learning.
Preparation for a wide range of career paths
As a graduate of our bachelor’s programme you will have a range of professional fields open to you, and will also be able to broaden these still further by configuring your study programme appropriately (e.g. with additional qualifications, elective courses). Particularly relevant professional fields include cultural education in an intercultural context; public relations and media; library and archive work; publishing and bookselling; and international collaborative projects in education and the academic world.
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To ensure you can participate in all courses right from the start, you must provide proof not only of your general higher education entrance qualification but also of French language skills at CEFR level A2 (assessment test or language certificate). If you have successfully passed the Austrian written school leaving examination in French within the last 2 years, then that counts as proof of language proficiency.
During your bachelor’s studies you must also show evidence of Latin language skills (10 hours per week in the sixth form or supplementary examination). This is required to be able to take the "Abschlussmodul" in the 6th semester.
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French-speaking teachers, well-networked researchers, French partner universities
Excellent supervision and support
At the University of Graz there are many native-speaker teachers ready to help you
Individualised focus of studies and wide range of courses to choose from
Department’s focus is on the Mediterranean area; Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or Romanian may be added as a second Romance language.