French is one of the most widely-spoken modern languages in the world. Oxford has the largest French department in the UK, offering a wide range of options such as French literature, cinema, art, linguistics, advanced translation, literary theory and many others. French can be studied with any other modern language offered by the Oxford faculty of modern and medieval languages like German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Czech and Slovak, Hebrew, Turkish, etc.

Ranking of Top UK universities for French:

League Table 2010 (top 10 list):
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 St Andrews
4 Durham
5 Warwick
6 Southampton
7 Portsmouth
8 KCL
9 Exeter
= 9 Sheffield

League Table 2006:
Rank, University, Overall Score
1 Cambridge 100
2 Oxford 97.1
3 Glasgow 94.5
4 Durham 94.1
5 Aberdeen 93.2
6 Queen Mary 92.7
7 St Andrews 92.1
8 Liverpool 91.7
9 Sussex 91.2
10 Newcastle 90.3
11 UCL 90.1
11 King's Col London 90.1
13 Sheffield 89.7
14 Oxford Brookes 89.2
15 Bristol 89.1
16 Exeter 89
17 Leeds 88.9
18 Warwick 88.7
19 Edinburgh 87.6
20 Royal Holloway 87.1

Source: Times Good University Guide

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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