French - Structured Research

French at University of Galway is a dynamic and ambitious discipline, consistently achieving excellence in both teaching and research and passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience. The Structured MA in French is a one-year full-time (two-year part-time) programme that allows students to further their interest in a specialist area of academic study and research. This course provides high-achieving graduates an opportunity to gain a broader and deeper knowledge of their chosen area and to familiarise themselves with the research methodologies and ethics relevant to French and Francophone studies.

Over the course of the programme, students will take between 30 to 35 ECTS worth of taught modules, at least one of which (minimum 5 ECTS) must be dedicated to research methods/integrity. The Discipline of French offers a range of relevant taught modules, such as:

FR562: Advanced Language Skills 1 Semester 1 (10 ECTS)

FR563: Advanced Language Skills 2 Semester 2 (10 ECTS)

FR525: Representations of the Islamic Other in Medieval France Semester 1 (10 ECTS)

FR527: Critical Approaches & Methods Semesters 1 & 2 (10 ECTS)

FR571: Translation Methodology and Technology Semesters 1 & 2 (10 ECTS)

FR6101: Language, Gender and Power 1 (10 ECTS)

Students on this programme complete an independent research project or dissertation weighted at either 55 or 60 ECTS (depending on the number of ECTS devoted to taught modules). Each student will be assigned a primary supervisor and a graduate research committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support for their research.

Entry requirements

Level 8 qualification in French with a minimum 2.1 (or North American 3.2 GPA or equivalent). For non-native speakers of French, a period of residency (a minimum of one semester) in a Francophone country is mandatory. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required of applicants whose first language is not English or French.


1 year, full-time;

2 years, part-time

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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