Why study French studies at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020, Ranking Web of Universities

High employer satisfaction

Our graduates have an employer satisfaction rating of 86.1%

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2020, 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 7.69MB]

Real-world experience

Put your language skills into practice with professional placements in Australia and overseas.

Take a look at La Trobe's overseas study options.

Career opportunities in French studies

Career pathways

Studying French builds skills in communication, cultural awareness and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Translator or interpreter
  • Diplomat
  • Academic research assistant
  • Foreign correspondent journalist
  • Financial adviser for international markets
  • Editor

Future employers

Potential employers of French studies graduates include:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Customs and immigration services
  • Translating and interpreting services
  • Humanitarian aid agencies
  • Media networks
  • Tourism councils and agencies

On the couch with languages and linguistics

Hear from our dedicated staff and ask questions via ON24’s Q&A portal.

Discover what it means to become an expert in languages, linguistics and intercultural communication.

Broadcast from Melbourne Campus Open Day on Sunday 2 August, 2020.

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