Eiffel towerWelcome to the French Department

UCL has a renowned tradition in both teaching and research in French dating back to the foundation of the College in 1826 and continuing to the present day.

UCL was the first university in the country to create a chair of French and this was one of the first chairs of any modern language to be established anywhere in the world.

It is at the leading edge of current debate in French in this country as may be judged by its consistently high research ratings.


Our degree programmes, offering a wide range of courses with an emphasis on research-led teaching, are widely recognized as among the best in the UK. More


We have a vibrant postgraduate community, with students researching topics across the spectrum of French and Francophone studies. MA or Research Degrees


UCL French has a world-class research record, with specialist strengths in most of the discipline's main areas of expertise. More