Diploma of French Language and Literature


The French Language and Literature specialisation area enables students to develop high-level communication skills in French, and to study in depth French linguistics and culture, the arts and cinema. Graduates can pursue careers in teaching, journalism, domestic and foreign public services, and professional translation. Like other university courses, the French Language and Literature degree can open up new horizons and thus be the key to a successful professional career.

Download the organisation table of the programme: in French – in Greek



To obtain the French Language and Literature degree, students must complete courses totalling a minimum of 240 ECTS. These courses include: 1) fixed mandatory and additional courses, 2) foreign language courses, and 3) optional courses.


A. Mandatory Fixed Courses 

FES 102 Discours oral Ι

FES 103 Discours écrit Ι

FES 104 Discours écrit ΙΙ

FES 112 Introduction au monde francophone

FES 113 Introduction au monde européen

FES 131 Société française contemporaine

FES 171 Introduction aux outils de la recherche

FES 202 Français universitaire Ι

FES 203 Français universitaire ΙΙ

FES 204 Discours oral ΙΙ – Phonétique

FES 220 Cybercultures francophones

FES 222 FLE et Cultures populaires

FES 361 Théories de la traduction

FES 362 Pratique de la traduction

FES 370 Méthodologie de la recherche

FES 373 Communication professionnelle

FES 375 Le français en Europe

FES 404 Français universitaire ΙΙΙ

FES 430–439 Two courses on the subject of Cinéma – Arts visuels – Communication

FES 100-499 Two courses on the subject of Didactique

FES 472 Final dissertation [with prerequisites of a) passing 180 ECTS and
b) GPA of 7 or proven writing/research skills]
or 2 FES courses

ENG 101 Academic Communication in English

For course descriptions, see Undergraduate courses descriptions


Each semester, this list is supplemented by other mandatory courses, such as French literature, linguistics, and courses on European thought, culture and visual arts. These courses are announced with their respective codes at the beginning of each semester.

B. Additional Mandatory Courses(examples)

Additional Mandatory Courses are not courses freely chosen by students. These are selected by the Department, which publishes at the beginning of every semester the list of the proposed courses for the semester. Students must register for the Additional Mandatory Courses that correspond to their semester programme (see Semester Programmes).

In all semesters, including the summer semester, students may enrol once in the FES 150 Étude indépendante (3 ECTS) and FES 250 Expérience de Recherche (6 ECTS) courses. Registration is subject to the approval of the supervising professor in the Department.

FES 100 Introduction à la linguistique

FES 105 De la grammaire à la linguistique I

FES 106 De la grammaire à la linguistique II

FES 132 Histoire de la civilisation française

FES 134 Principes de la didactique du FLE

FES 140 Histoire de la littérature française

FES 150 Étude indépendante

FES 200 Morphosyntaxe

FES 201 Syntaxe

FES 230 La France du XXe siècle

FES 239 L’héritage de la Révolution française

FES 240 Littérature moderne (1870-1945)

FES 241 Littérature contemporaine (1945- )

FES 242 Littérature baroque et classique

FES 244 Néologie et renouvellement lexical

FES 250 Expérience de Recherche

FES 282 La bataille des langues en Europe

FES 289 Langues en contact

FES 290 Introduction à la littérature européenne

FES 300 Lexicologie – Lexicographie

FES 301 Sociolinguistique

FES 302 Analyse linguistique du texte

FES 303 Phonologie

FES 310 Langue, histoire et société

FES 325 European Literatures

FES 330 The European Integration (Jean Monnet Module)

FES 340 Littérature du XIXe siècle

FES 342 Littérature de la Renaissance

FES 343 Littérature du XVIIIe siècle

FES 350 Littérature comparée

FES 391 Intellectual Movements in Europe: Renaissance, Reform, Enlightenment

FES 392 The archipelago of European Thinking

FES 411 Discourses, society, and ideology: the French media

FES 420 Discourse in the framework of European Enlightment

FES 425 Economy as Bio-politics in Foucault

FES 428 Introduction to theories of beauty

FES 430 Cinéma : la tradition européenne

FES 431 Les Misérables : un chef-d’œuvre littéraire, 50 films

FES 444 Introduction to the theory of “sublime”

FES 483 European Art and Greek Mythology

For course descriptions, see Undergraduate courses descriptions


C. Foreign language Courses

Three levels of the same foreign language (the Department recommends French), offered by the Language Center, for a total of 15 credits.

For exemption from foreign language courses, please contact the Language Centre.


D. Optional Courses

Any course offered by the University, except the courses of the Department of French and European Studies, is considered an optional course. At least 16 ECTS must be obtained from three different faculties of the University. The courses offered by Language Center and the Sports Center are considered as independent faculty courses.

In accordance with the decision of the Senate (no. 2/2006, §, any student who attends public lectures, seminars or conferences organised by the University’s Departments, or by the Center for Teaching and Learning (KEDIMA), (20 hours of intensive courses = 1 ECTS), may earn 2 ECTS in total within 4 years of studies. The Department recommends that all first year students obtain the Bulletin from MERIMNA. Once the 2 ECTS have been completed, the student submits his/her Report Card to MERIMNA, which validates these ECTS for the MET 000 Seminars and Conferences course.


E. Diploma Minor

Students who wish to do so may, in parallel with the major in French Language and Literature, follow a Minor programme in European Studies. In addition to the courses common to both pathways, which are recognised by the Departmental Council upon simple request*, students must complete 5 additional courses, two FES courses, one SPS course, one HIST course and one LAW course.

Students interested in the interdepartmental minor programme in Gender Studies may consult the website of the Department of English Studies which coordinates the programme.

* application for the students of the Department FES (in Greek) / application form for the students of other Departments (in Greek)

General Regulations of the Major-Minor Programme (in Greek)



Students of the former programme are asked to consult the correspondence table. 

For information on the current semester’s programme, please consult the Semester Programmes in the Students’ Area.