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Masters degrees in French Society & Culture involve advanced study of the societal and cultural institutions formed through the beliefs and practices of peoples originating form, or associated with, France.
Related postgraduate specialisms include French Literature and Culture, and Modern French Studies. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Languages and Literature, or Cultural Studies.
France, and particularly its capital Paris, has played an important role as a centre of high culture since the 17th century, both in Europe and across the globe. It has also been a centre for great economic development, scientific discovery, technological advancement, and social unity.
Courses in this field encourage you to understand the ways in which socioeconomic developments, cultural practices and social movements have shaped modern-day France. This may include examining the means through which issues such as gender equality, race, identity and class are approached in modern French life.
Careers in this field vary from roles in academia, to positions in public and private sector organisations. This could include for example translation services, public relations, heritage management or international policy.
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The Master in Advanced European and International Studies -European Policy and Governance - Trilingual studies (MAEIS) provides an overarching and extensive view of the political, social, economic and cultural issues of the global world. Read more
The French and Francophone Studies pathway of the MA in Language, Culture and History aims to encourage innovative approaches to issues in the field, as well as to sharpen students' creative and critical responses. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate in French for Teaching as Post-Primary Level aims to provide domestic and international candidates with an opportunity to complete the subject-specific credits they require in order to be able to submit themselves for accreditation through the Teaching Council of Ireland. Read more
Birkbeck's Graduate Diploma in French Studies is ideal for those excited by the thought of studying French language, literature and culture at postgraduate level. This course will help you become a proficient French speaker, with a critical appreciation of the literature and film, culture and contemporary history of France and French-speaking countries. Read more
Over the centuries French writers, philosophers and artists have shaped our ideas of freedom, citizenship and the good life, challenged our views of society, identity and cultural memory, and blazed trails of artistic expression in painting, cinema and literature. 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
Offered in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), this programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of the modern city from historical perspectives and through comparative experience of two of the great urban laboratories of the Western world, Paris and London. Read more
The MA for Research in French and Francophone Studies has been expertly designed to develop your research skills and interests. Study at the University of Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures and deepen your understanding of core critical theories and perspectives surrounding French and Francophone studies. 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