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Computer Science and French


This is an interdisciplinary degree combining computing science and a language. It allows students to explore in depth the relationship between spoken and written natural language and the formal languages used in computer science. The same mathematical approaches are used to describe the structure and meaning of computer languages and human languages.

This course offers a unique combination of skills – technical, mathematical, analytical, communicative. In doing so, it provides two of the most sought after skills today: degree-level fluency in a second language and a degree in computers, opening up a host of possibilities for your future career.

For further information, please contact Dr Rachel Hoare, the CSL Co-ordinator for the French Department.


Junior Freshman French

Contact hours

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Senior Freshman French

Contact hours

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Junior Sophister French Junior Sophister (third year)

Students study computer science and linguistics at a university abroad (France or Belgium). The subjects studied during this year will depend on the specialist area of the particular university you choose, allowing you to build a degree specifically focussed on your interests and strengths.

Senior Sophister French

Contact hours

FR4059: Translation Skills for CSL: 1 hour, one semester

FR4061: Oral & Essay Skills for CSL: 1 hour, all year

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Link to Centre for Computer Science and a Language