GradCert - French as a subject
If you are looking to quickly acquire skills for a new career, a graduate certificate is a great option for you.
Would you like to be able to chat with a winemaker in the Loire Valley? Discuss the menu with a waiter in a Parisian café? Frequent the Latin Quarter and talk about existentialism in the Café de la Sorbonne? Then learning French as part of a major in International Languages and Cultures is the ideal way to start.
- Applied Computing
- Communication Design
- Community Health
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Design Media
- Digital Business
- Digital Learning
- Earth Sciences
- Ecology and Biodiversity
- Education and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Human Development
- Human Performance Science
- Human Resource Management
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- Interface Design
- International Languages and Cultures
- Leadership Communication
- Materials Science
- Media Design
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Project Management
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Sport Development and Coaching
- Strategic Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Writing Studies
Apply to enrol
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
|Area of Study:|
|*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
- Hospitality Operator
- International Lawyer
- Tour Guide
- Translator or Interpreter
- Travel Agent
Papers available within French
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Fren) and GradDip(Fren)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included French at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Scholarships and prizes
Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships
Exchange programme and study abroad
Expand to read exchange programme and study abroad opportunities
The University’s exchange agreements with France’s Université de La Rochelle and the University of New Caledonia allows students to study for a trimester in France as part of their undergraduate degree.
Students wishing to work in France, New Caledonia or Tahiti can take a break from their studies and spend a year in a French-speaking school as an English teaching assistant. Students need at least beginner's French to be eligible to apply. There is also an exchange with the University of Avignon in the South of France. These exchanges often lead to contacts and further employment in Europe.
Expand to read Subject Requirements
French is available as a pathway within the International Languages and Cultures major or as a supporting subject for the BA, as a specialisation (set out below), and as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
French pathway within International Languages and Cultures major
International Languages and Cultures is available as a major for the BA. International Languages and Cultures may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled. For full details see International Languages and Cultures major.
French language specialisation
Within the BA, BBA, BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour a French Language specialisation is available, and within the BSc and BSc(Tech) a specialisation in Science International in French is available. The focus of the specialisation is to provide students with the opportunity to develop language skills that might enhance their ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace.
A specialisation in French for the BA and BSocSc requires 60 points above 100 level in French, made up of FREN231, FREN232 and FREN331.
The point of entry into the French programme depends on previous experience. Those with no previous experience of French take FREN131 and FREN132. Students normally take both papers in a single year and take FREN231 and FREN232 the following year. Students with some experience of French (Year 11 or equivalent) will begin with FREN132. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 NCEA French, or equivalent, will gain direct entry into FREN231. Students with excellent results at Level 2 NCEA French, or equivalent, may, at the discretion of the Convenor of French, begin with FREN231.
Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.