French is one of the most beautiful romance languages. Outside of France it is spoken as far afield as Canada, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mali. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations, and an important language in the EU.
The University of Kent is an ideal location to study French. Canterbury is the closest British university city to mainland Europe, and our proximity to the Channel ports and Ashford International station means you can be in Paris in just a couple of hours. There are also many French-speaking students on campus, so you have a better chance to immerse yourself in the language than at any other university in the country.
What is philosophy? Why is it important? Is it relevant? As a student of Philosophy at Kent, you do not so much learn about philosophy as learn to do it yourself. This includes not only studying major philosophies and philosophers, but also contributing your own ideas to an ongoing dialogue. You develop the ability to connect the most abstract ideas to the most concrete things in our experience.
In combination with French, you will be in an ideal position to tackle some of the world’s leading French philosophers, such as René Descartes, Michel de Montaigne, Simone de Beauvoir and Michel Foucault.
You also have the great opportunity to spend a year in a French speaking country and really get to know its culture and history in an in-depth manner. All of our Joint Honours programmes are incredibly flexible, allowing students to tailor their degree around their specific interests and goals.
This degree programme therefore is ideal for those wanting to gain a broad and detailed understanding of our world.