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.