Gain practical skills for business management and become fluent in a major world language with this wide-ranging degree.
If you have an A-level in French, core modules will allow you to improve and refine your language skills - and you'll spend a year in a Francophone country to consolidate your knowledge. You'll also study key principles of management such as organisational behaviour and interpreting financial information with basic accounting skills.
We also offer an impressive variety of optional modules across both subjects, allowing you to shape a degree that suits your interests. You could explore French cinema, , Francophone Africa or linguistic variation with employment law, managing diversity, management decision-making and international finance. You could even try translation studies, interpreting or specialised uses of French in business.
It's a great way to gain skills across two different disciplines - and expand your own horizons too.
Leeds offers great facilities for language students. Digital language labs, audio/video practice booths and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) are all available in our fully-equipped Language Zone. There's also an extensive lending library of foreign films and newspapers as well as other on-demand resources.
Our Interpreter Training Suites also offer you the chance to explore a career in interpreting, and our Electronic Resource Information Centre houses specialised computing facilities to support translation studies.
A joint honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each single honours course, but you'll take fewer optional and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects.
You'll spend your first year improving your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French, as well as studying core modules introducing you to key principles in business management, such as basic accounting, organisational behaviour and economics. You'll also take one of our Cornerstone modules to draw your two subjects together.
In the following year you'll continue with your language classes while learning about the complexities of marketing and operations and supply chain management. You'll also choose from a range of optional modules exploring French history, cinema, literature and politics, alongside management topics such as corporate social responsibility or the legal environment. All of this will leave you well prepared for your third year, when you'll work or study in a Francophone country to gain a deeper appreciation of the local culture.
When you return for your final year, you'll have a new perspective to inform your studies. You'll refine your French in advanced language classes and select from an even broader range of optional modules. You'll also cover complex topics such as business strategy and operations management, and choose optional modules from international finance to employment law. You'll apply the skills that you've acquired throughout your degree to an independently researched project.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in French.
GCSE: 6/B in Mathematics.
A Joint Honours degree in French and Management is varied and demanding, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills that are very attractive to employers.
Fluency in a world language is highly valuable in itself and opens doors to many language-specific career paths, as well as offering opportunities abroad. You'll also have a high degree of commercial awareness and transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, analysis and research.
Spending a year abroad will demonstrate that you're independent, resilient and capable of adapting to new environments, and you'll have excellent organisational skills from managing two different subjects.
Graduates have gone into careers in areas such as sales, marketing, tourism, management, the civil service, education and journalism. Others have pursued further specialised training or postgraduate study in fields such as translating or interpreting.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
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Study abroad and work placements
You'll spend your third year in France or another Francophone country, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of universities in the region where you could study, or you could undertake a work placement. You could even work as a language assistant in a school under the British Council's programme.
Whatever you choose to do, you'll gain a new insight into a French-speaking society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time there, you'll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, it's the real highlight of their course.
Read more about Residence Abroad in French