MA French Studies Research Track
School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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About the course
This course is an opportunity to develop your understanding of particular aspects of French language, literature and culture while enhancing your research and critical skills. It’s designed for students who see an MA as an end in itself, as well as those who want to prepare for a PhD.
All students take a core module, which is updated each year. This year students are examining writings by key French and francophone intellectuals including Cixous, Deleuze, Foucault and Glissant alongside texts from the eighteenth century onwards, to examine issues such as consumer culture, gender and race, and problems of identity and power.
You also have the option to take a shorter course and qualify with a postgraduate diploma or certificate. Please contact us for further information.
Examples of optional modules
Students can also choose from a selection of modules run by other departments.
Teaching and assessment
We teach in English and French, as appropriate. Assessment is by coursework (including essays, translations and analytical exercises) and projects or a dissertation.
A good honours degree in French, or a degree with French as a named component. If you have a different qualification, please contact us for advice.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
If you're offered a place, you can apply for faculty awards or the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRCoAH) scholarships. The department's Marjorie Shaw bursaries are also available to MA students.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.