About the Department

‌The Department of French
has created, maintained and developed relations to the French-speaking world since the foundation of U.C.C. in addition to our highly-prized language teaching, part of our cultural ‘mission’ is to research and teach about France and other Francophone countries or peoples around the world. We have interests from across history, geography and cultures, specialising in modern and contemporary literatures, culture, art, linguistics, history, politics, theatre and cinema and translation. That means we not only teach these subjects, but we also present papers and publish articles and books about them.

We currently have around 600 students registered with us, in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and in the College of Business and Law. Every year, around 130 students graduate with French as one of their degree subjects each year, whilst more and more of our students spend a year abroad (currently around 80). We also have students on taught programmes or researching in some of the areas above.

Studying French will give you a strong sense of the importance of France and the French language in the world today. You will acquire not only knowledge, but also skills – the global spread of French as a language, the economic strength of France, as well as emerging Francophone cultures, make this a great time to discover more from our Department.

The department of French is situated on the first floor of the O'Rahilly Building. The Departmental Office, which is open to visitors each day between 10 and 11 a.m, between 12 and 12.30 p.m. and between 3 and 4 p.m. is in room 1.13, block A. A map of the campus is available online.

The head of department is Dr Mary Noonan

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Department of French

Room 1.22 Block A, First Floor, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork