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French Studies BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

The French language is in great demand in both the UK and abroad. Employers need people who can operate successfully across cultures, are flexible, good at teamworking and excellent communicators. You will develop all these skills during this French language course.

What our graduates say

Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.

Name: Andrea Hackett
Course: French joint honours

"Studying French at Kingston was a fantastic experience. The well-rounded course gave me the opportunity to study not only grammar and language, but also a wide variety of related modules - such as film and literature.

"The teachers are so enthusiastic about their subject and always ready to help with any difficulties or discuss ideas. It was great to be in a class with people who share a common interest in languages and work together to develop our skills.

"The year spent studying abroad was the most enriching and valuable part of the course. It enabled me to be immersed in another culture and gain a more natural feel for the language.

"The discipline and dedication involved in studying a language has helped in many different aspects of my working and personal life. After I graduated I felt it gave me the confidence to pursue my chosen career path. In the future I plan to work as an in-house translator for an international company. But I also hope to be able to travel and even work abroad as I certainly feel that translation is a skill that is sought after all over the world."


Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

  • Marketing consultant
  • Human resources administrator
  • Information assistant
  • Magazine journalist
  • Researcher
  • Consultation and communication officer
  • Learning support assistant
  • Travel assistance adviser
  • Tutor and French assistant
  • Translations assistant
  • Data entry, interpreting data


  • Exxonmobil
  • Sainsbury's
  • Nant Gwytheyrn
  • Clientlogic
  • Contrast Risk Group
  • Richmond Borough Council
  • Select Education
  • First Assist
  • Conversation Piece
  • North Star Travelling
  • RWS Translations
  • Montpelier Teacher Training College
  • Bilingual Agency

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

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