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The MA in French develops a high degree of oral and written fluency in the language, together with skills in research methods and intellectual enquiry. It combines advanced linguistic work with in-depth literary and cultural analysis of France and the French-speaking world. It develops expertise appropriate to careers in secondary and higher education, the creative industries and other fields requiring high levels of communicative competence, intercultural awareness and critical insight. Tuition consists of specialist seminars in each semester and a year-long translation class. Together, these courses allow students to enhance and expand existing personal connections with and insights into French and Francophone societies and cultures. The seminar-based format of this course allows the productive combination of small group tuition and varieties of student-centred learning, including translation experience.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. You will develop significantly your linguistic competence and analytical resources to contribute effectively to professional and economic activities in a broad range of fields.

2. Doing a dissertation allows you to engage in an individually negotiated project, which will generate a substantial piece of personal research.

3. The course encourages transferable skills, such as information gathering analytical skills, presentational skills, time management and project management.

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Minimum entry requirements
Second Class Honours QQI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 or equivalent in French.


1 year, full-time.

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Career Opportunities
As well as developing advanced linguistic competence and intercultural awareness, the MA in French encourages transferable skills, such as information gathering, analytical skills, presentational skills, time-management and project management. Students are equipped to embark on a variety of careers, both in Ireland and abroad. Graduates have found employment in second- and third-level teaching, the media, administration, the cultural industries and journalism, and have gone on to do further research.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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