French, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English, French
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
In studying French at University College Dublin, you will: develop your communication skills and critical thinking by exploring the language and cultures of France and other Frenchspeaking countries; broaden your understanding and command of a language that is both European and global.


Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

The communication skills, critical awareness, cultural sensitivity and intellectual flexibility fostered by the study of French make it a good foundation for careers in a wide range of areas, including

  • International business
  • International relations
  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Journalism and media
  • Tourism
  • Careers in the EU

A Bachelor of Arts in French from University College Dublin also lead to further study, such as the UCD MA in Modern Languages, or other programmes such as European studies, international relations or translation.

International Study Opportunities

Students of the Joint Honours degree, DN500, are encouraged to apply to spend an additional year abroad at one of our 13 partner universities across France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada, graduating with a four year BA (International). Places may be limited and preference will be given to those with better results.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First Year
Foundations in Language and Literature:

  • French Language I and II
  • Reading French Literature I and II

Second Year
Expanding Linguistic and Critical Skills:

  • French Language IIa and IIb
  • Option Modules

Final Years

Deepening Linguistic and Cultural Awareness:

  • French Language IIIa and IIIb
  • Option Modules
For more information, please visit programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. 
  • (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            17400 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 17400 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            5880 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 5880 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Dublin

          • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

          The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.