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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.
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The Higher Diploma in French is aimed at graduates who want to be considered for a master’s course in French, but do not have an honours degree in French, or who want to add a Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications. Read more
The French MLitt allows you to research French at postgraduate level and either continue your studies on to a PhD or apply your knowledge across a wide variety of industries internationally. You draw from an incredible history and culture from medieval times to the present day. Read more
The MRes in Arts and Humanities is a research preparation degree that offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced studies within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s. Read more
The Modern Foreign Languages (French) course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become successful teachers who can develop learners' mastery and use of the foreign language they are studying. At the Aberystwyth ITE Partnership, you will be trained to teach your specialist modern foreign language, or even a combination of languages. Read more
Spoken in 47 countries, French is a language of major significance in the international arena. The French Programme, which is part of the Department of Languages and Cultures , offers a full range of courses for all levels, from Introductory French for beginners to postgraduate programmes for advanced students. Read more
The French MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing you to focus in depth on one aspect of French studies. We offer a range of study topics including cinema, literature, popular culture and French linguistics. Read more
The Master of Arts in French, Italian and Spanish follow a 9 course requirement in two plans. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to seek academic advise early in their planning to ensure sequences that best reflect expectations and future career choices and interests. Read more
Our MRes programme provide a personalised and focused introduction to postgraduate research allowing you to develop as an independent researcher with the support of an expert in Modern Languages and Cultures. Read more
At MPhil/PhD level we aim for students to make the transition into fully fledged, independent academic researchers, with the skills necessary to present their research orally as well as in writing, in addition to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. Read more
We offer supervision for the PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research degrees in most areas of French cultural studies. The PhD and MPhil degrees allow you to pursue a research topic in depth and produce a substantial thesis. Read more