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The University of Kent's Paris School of Arts and Culture offers a unique selection of innovative and cross-disciplinary postgraduate degrees in the Humanities. Our programmes offer you the exceptional opportunity to study film, art, creative writing, literature, history, religion and architecture, following in the footsteps of eminent intellectuals who lived in, and took inspiration from, these cities.
Film, History and Philosophy of Art, European Culture, Creative Writing, and English and American Literature are all available as a Paris-only option where you spend your whole year at our centre in Montparnasse.
Apart from optional French language lessons, all teaching takes place in English.
Leading authorities in their fields, Kent’s staff are known for their research-led teaching which is further enhanced by the cultural, linguistic and experiential immersion in the capitals of European culture and knowledge. Our staff are experts on both historic cities and teaching is delivered utilising the extensive resources available including the museums, exhibitions, landmarks and culturally significant locations which bring your subject to life.
Kent attracts ambitious and cultured students from all over the world who enjoy the unique learning experience provided by the 'UK's European university'. Upon completion of your MA programme you will earn an internationally respected UK degree.
In Paris, your MA seminars take place within the charming walls of Reid Hall where authors and philosophers such as Barthes, Beauvoir and Derrida have lectured. Today, it is a global research and study centre that is shared between partner institutions who have developed a vibrant scholarly community for expatriates. In addition to your course modules, you are invited to participate regularly in a rich offering of academic and cultural lectures and conferences organised by the University of Kent and other Reid Hall partner institutions.
Taught in English, these modules focus on aspects of modern Franco-British history and English, American, European and post-colonial literature, cinema, drama and culture.
During the first term, you take two 30-credit taught-course modules from your chosen MA pathway. In the Spring term, students study two modules from a selection of modules which vary from year to year and includes:
There is flexibility for students to construct their own programme from across the range of modules available, making it as focused or as inter-disciplinary as you like.You have plenty of time during the autumn term to make informed decisions about your programme of studies.
All of these modules have been designed to be specifically relevant to your experience of living and studying in Paris.You are encouraged to make full use of the city’s cultural resources and to integrate these into your studies which means you will be able to explore and discover connections between history, literature, the visual arts and other media.
As the design, teaching and assessment of all modules in both Canterbury and Paris is done by University of Kent staff, you can be confident that although you are studying in two different countries, your MA will be intellectually and academically coherent and both sections will complement each other.
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