MA French Studies Research Track

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

A thriving postgraduate community, with a truly international outlook.

I absolutely love looking at literature through theoretical frameworks, which brings out new, possibly unnoticed aspects of the original texts and pushes the theory too.

Liz Trueman, MA French

About the course

2018 start

Course description

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.

French student

Core modules

  • French Cultural Studies I
  • French Cultural Studies II

Examples of optional modules

  • Advanced Translation from French
  • Case Study in Social Sciences
  • Constructions of the City
  • Critical Theory
  • Directed Reading
  • Gender Studies
  • Research Skills

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.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements for international students

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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.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson

I’m passionate about art and literature and am particularly interested in what they can bring to the conversation about contemporary cities. I explore how artists try to present another view of our world, challenging our preconceptions and confronting us with other possibilities for living.

Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson, French Cultural Studies tutor

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
T: +44 (0)114 222 0631

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.