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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 insights into French and Francophone societies and cultures. The seminar-based format allows the productive combination of small-group tuition and varieties of student-centred learning, including translation experience. This is an MA in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; it can be tailored to suit your interests, see website for details.

Entry requirements

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

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


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 and presentational skills, and time- 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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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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