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Key Learning Outcomes

The French Language and Literature track allows students to develop high-level skills to communicate in French, and to study in depth French linguistics on the one hand, and the specificity of this culture on the other (philosophy, literature and arts) which has crossed the borders of France.
Students in the Modern Languages and European Studies track will develop advanced skills in French and/or English and/or German and study European thought and culture in depth. At the end of their studies, they will have acquired knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, political science, law and the arts, and will be able to formulate constructive criticism of the society in which they will be living 

Key Information

Department: Department of French and Modern Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Programme Name: French Language and Literature

Direction: French Language and Literature

Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) [8 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time

Language of Instruction: French

Coordinator: Professor Yiannis E. Ioannou
Assistant Professor Fryni Kakoyianni-Doa

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 125
Foreign Language 15
Restricted Elective 84
Free Elective 16

Courses per Semester

Conditions of Study

The vast majority of newly admitted undergraduate students enter the University of Cyprus following Pancyprian Examinations organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture for admission into establishments of higher education.

Admission based on Special Criteria: Candidates who have taken the Pancyprian Examinations and who meet certain special criteria, as these are set out in the Rules and Regulations of Academic and Student Affairs, may seek a limited number of places (14% of Cypriot admissions).

Top athletes and persons distinguished in International Olympiads: Athletes with top distinctions in sports, as defined by the Council of the University of Cyprus or who have won 1st 2nd or 3rd place medals in International Olympiads (e.g. Mathematics, ICT, Biology, etc.), may be admitted into Departments of Cyprus University without examinations simply on the basis of their Lyceum Leaving Certificate.

Entry on the basis of Panhellenic Examinations: 10% of the total number of places offered through the Pancyprian Examinations may be taken up by candidates passing the Panhellenic Examinations.

Entry on the basis of International Examinations

An additional number of places (3%) of admissions from Cyprus may be sought on the basis of the results of international examinations such as GCE, Baccalaureate or other equivalent examinations, by Cypriots belonging to the Republic’s official religious groups, repatriated Cypriots, Cypriots who reside permanently abroad, Greeks of the diaspora, children of officials of the Cypriot Foreign Service and foreign citizens from EU states or countries outside the European Union.

Turkish-Cypriots Turkish Cypriot graduates of six-grade secondary schools are admitted on the basis of their school-leaving certificate or after passing special written or oral examinations organised by the competent Department. Transfers/Second Degree Every year Cyprus University offers a limited number of places for internal/external transfers and for obtaining a second degree 

Please consult the Undergraduate Prospectus here. 

The Program is based on the European System of Credit Transfer and Accumulation (ECTS). The degree is awarded after the successful completion of studies in the program / direction determined by the Department. It is also required to succeed at least 240 ECTS 

Please consult the Undergraduate Prospectus here. 

Please consult the Undergraduate Prospectus here. 

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The numerus clausus for accessing the French and European Studies Program is limited to 25-30 per year.
The two degrees of the Department provide modern and complete training. They offer the opportunity for their students to work in Cyprus or abroad not only as teachers and/or ambassadors of French language and culture, but also as European citizens with very good proficiency in 3-4 languages (Greek, English and French and/or German). The graduates of the Department can work in many areas, institutions and services of the Republic of Cyprus, such as public and private education in Cyprus, cultural services, language services in the Public Service (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc.) the institutions and departments of the European Union or other international organizations, the Diplomatic Corps of the Republic of Cyprus, translation centres, the tourism sector, hotels, the media multinational enterprises, cultural institutions, NGOs and international organizations.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates can be admitted to Master Programs
Many of the Programme graduates choose to continue their study in the same field, both in Cyprus and abroad, at universities such as LSE, Warwick, UCL, Leiden, etc.