French - Structured Research


1. This course enables you to independently explore your area of interest (where supervision is available) and will provide you with the opportunity to gain advanced research skills in preparation for doctoral study and funding applications.

2. In addition to your dissertation (40 000 words) you will undertake taught modules designed to equip you with advanced linguistic skills and appropriate theoretical approaches.

3. This course encourages advanced transferable skills, such as information gathering, analytical skills, presentation skills, time management and project management.

Entry requirements

NQAI 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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Career Opportunities
Progression to doctoral studies, second-and third-level teaching, senior administrative roles, cultural activities, national and international translation companies, EU offices, NGOs, international customer care and marketing centres.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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