Masters degrees in French Literature & Language involve advanced study of the modern and historic French language, its usage, and the literary traditions developed within it.
Related postgraduate specialises include Comparative Literature, and Modern European Literature. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in Languages and Literature or Cultural Studies.
Courses in this field offer a range of research topics and practical training opportunities for postgraduates, ranging from critical analysis of historical and contemporary literature, through to training in French translation.
For example, you might opt to inspect the cultural significance of classical French literature, with notable periods including the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment.
Alternatively, you may take a contemporary approach to your learning, analysing French creoles or Francophones of the Caribbean and their literary significance. You could even scrutinise modern representations of reality in autobiography or French film.
Careers in this field are highly varied, and may include traditional routes into academia and publishing, or the media such as journalism and broadcasting. Other careers may include translation, public relations and even foreign policy.