French (Graduate Diploma)

University of Dundee


Off campus


This graduate-level diploma course builds your French language skills. It is suitable if you who wish to teach French, or if you already have a school qualification in French (such as a Higher or A-level) and are looking to further your skills for work or personal interest.

Using a combination of online tools, including web conferencing and online immersion days, you will increase your skills in the French language, including grammar and communication skills.

Study the French language and culture to Graduate Diploma level, at your own pace, when and where you like. Join Dundee's ‘virtual’ learning community, in regular contact with your French tutors and fellow students, and attend Immersion Days in Dundee.

Suitable for Secondary Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) teachers who wishe to gain a recognised additional teaching qualification in French; Primary, Further or Adult Education teachers who would like to improve their French for teaching purposes; or advanced students of French (Higher+) who wish to gain a University Diploma in French for work purposes or for personal interest.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have a pass in Higher French (or equivalent, such as the Dundee Intensive French course by distance-learning), plus an undergraduate degree or equivalent. If you are a Secondary MFL teacher seeking an additional qualification in French your undergraduate degree should normally be in another Modern Foreign Language, and you should hold a current Secondary MFL teaching qualification.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other