Matt Taylor

French Studies

Matt Taylor

I chose Brookes because of the excellent reputation of the University and the French department

I chose Brookes because of the excellent reputation of the University and the French department. Also, because Oxford seemed like a very nice place to live.

Overall, I have found the course to be extremely beneficial to improving my language skills. In particular, French Core Language III was one of the more useful French modules due to it’s focus on grammar. Also, the student-staff ratio means that lecturers are able to adapt teaching material to the students' need.

One of the best things about Brookes is the modular system, which means you can create a degree more suited to what I wanted to learn. The student life is also excellent. If I had one piece of advice to give to prospective students it would be choose your modules carefully and plan beyond your first year, as more advanced modules have prerequisites.