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French - Research

Under a Structured Research Programme, students are supported in the development of their research by undertaking professional and specialist modules over the course of their research degree.

Research Environment: The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SMLLC) runs friendly, informal research seminars and regularly invites guest lecturers to share their expertise with the Departments in the School. Members of the Department, including postgraduate students, participate in national and international conferences.

As part of the structured research programme, the student, in consultation with his/her supervisor, will devise a plan with a specified number of modules taken each year of the programme. Students also have the opportunity to take suitable modules from the taught MA in French, if they have not already done so.

Under a Structured Research Programme, students are supported in the development of their research by undertaking professional and specialist modules over the course of their research degree. The central objectives of the Structured PhD Programme in French are to allow PhD students to participate in courses delivered outside NUIM; to introduce students to academic communication, and educate them in the same, through active participation and presentation at departmental graduate symposia, at research conferences nationally and internationally.

Research Environment: The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SMLLC) runs friendly, informal research seminars and regularly invites guest lecturers to share their expertise with the Departments in the School. Members of the Department, including postgraduate students, participate in national and international conferences.

European Doctorate: PhD students who have a strong European Language element to their research can apply for a Europea. Doctorate. For further information, please consult www.maynoothuniversity.ie/postgraduate-studies.

Thesis, with individual supervision: The option of jointly-supervised research with another Department from the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy or the Faculty of Social Sciences is also available. Please consult staff research for information about the research expertise of individual members of staff and areas in which supervision can be offered. Taught Modules: The student, in consultation with his/her supervisor, will devise a plan with a specified number of modules taken each year of the programme.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the MLitt must have obtained at least 2nd Class Honours Grade I in their primary degree, or equivalent. Candidates for all post-graduate degrees are required to have resided for a period of one academic year or its equivalent in France or a French-speaking region. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:

•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Candidates for the PhD must have obtained at least 2nd Class Honours Grade I in their primary degree, or equivalent. Candidates for all post-graduate degrees are required to have resided for a period of one academic year or its equivalent in France or a French-speaking region. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:

•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Duration

MHM02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHM03 PhD 6 years Part-time
MHM04 MLitt 2 years Full-time
MHM05 MLitt 3 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

Students who complete the MLitt and PhD degrees generally continue with careers in teaching and research at third level.

Students who complete the PhD degree generally continue with careers in teaching and research at third level.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director Prof Ruth Whelan
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3663
Email: french.sec@nuim.ie
Website: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/french

Comment

Maynooth University is one of the main centres of research in the study of modern languages, literatures and cultures in Ireland, offering MA programmes and MLitt and structured PhD studies in each of the constituent disciplines. In addition to French, Spanish, German and Chinese; Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan and Breton are taught in the School. The SMLLC offers personal supervision and teaching by renowned experts in a wide variety of fields, innovative areas of research and a lively intellectual environment.

The Department provides students that have existing French language skills with a solid grounding in French language, literature and culture. There are four main strands to our research: life writing; migration; language debates; women's writing.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date - Rolling Closing Date

Research areas

Research areas in which the department has an interest include: immigration to Ireland from France and to France from Ireland in the early modern period; Huguenot studies; autobiographical writing; women's writing; twentieth-century fiction and poetry; translation studies; lexicography; francophone literary and language issues; minority languages in French society. Further information on staff research interests can be found at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/french/our-research

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

Enrolment and start dates

Commences September (or other agreed time)

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