What will I learn?

French is one of the two working languages of the United Nations and many other organisations actively engaged in international politics and welfare (such as the Red Cross, the Olympic Games, the EU). As the language of a former colonial power and a language spoken on all five continents, it continues to play an important part in the arts, politics and daily lives of millions of people throughout the world.

At UOW, you will study French language, grammar, culture and history. You can begin your study of the French language from scratch or from the intermediate level and become proficient in all four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. France has a history and fascinating culture. You will discover the events and socio-cultural forces that have shaped modern France, its people and language.

What you will study

Core subjects will teach you to speak French in a variety of social situations while learning French history, culture and society, including Francophone cultures outside of France. In addition to the French major you will choose a minor or a second major from the Bachelor of Arts offerings.

Why choose this course

UOW's Language Centre utilises the latest technologies in language teaching, and authentic and current linguistic and cultural information. Programs can be tailored specifically to prepare you with the skills to work both professionally and competently in a language other than English.

You'll also have the opportunity to experience French studies firsthand through either a period of study abroad in France or in New Caledonia, or by working as an English-language assistant in a French school.

Studying Arts and Humanities at UOW allows you to tailor a degree specifically to your interests. Our flexible options let you choose the direction your program takes, such as specialising in a political, historical, international or creative discipline.

Career opportunities

Archiving and Librarianship
Art & Design

Business Development & Administration
Community & Social Services

Government Policy

Healthcare Policy & Management
Heritage Specialist

Human Resources
Information Technology & Design
Social Policy
Translation & Interpreting

Legal Work
Marketing & Advertising
Media & Publishing
Production and Management
Tourism and Hospitality

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,592.00 (14,24,317) per year
AUD $79,776 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $13,296

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students