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MA in French enables graduates to perfect their language skills and to study in depth areas of language, literature, culture and society in the French-speaking world. It also functions as an introduction to postgraduate research in the key areas studied.

Aims and objectives:

- To provide in-depth study of aspects of French language, literature, culture and society in the French-speaking world;

- To introduce students to theoretical issues in the above areas;

- To give students experience of postgraduate research through the writing of a minor dissertation.

Entry requirements

Normally a primary degree in French, or an interdisciplinary degree including the study of French to degree level, with first or second-class honours, or an approved equivalent qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - QQI). Candidates should have a high level of language skills. A substantial period of residence in a French-speaking country would be an advantage

What to Include with your Application
•Qualification transcripts and certificates
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
•A copy of your birth certificate or passport

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

What to include with your application
•Qualification transcripts and certificates
•Portfolio
•Supporting Statement
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
•A copy of your birth certificate/passport

Duration

1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Marie-Therese Batardiere
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202110
Email: marie-therese.batardiere@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Students must choose four electives from the following modules:

- The French Language Today
- Second Language Acquisition
- Modern & Contemporary France or
- Literary and Cultural Production in early Modern France (One of these modules is offered)
- Research Methodologies in Applied Language Studies or
- Research Methodologies in Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies

Semester 2
Students must choose three electives from the following modules:

- Theory and Practice of Translation
- Information & Communications Technologies & Language Studies
- Modern French - Language Literary & Cultural Production or
- Issues in Contemporary France (one of these modules is offered)
- Thesis Writing

Dissertation
Students also undertake a research dissertation in French or English on a subject of their choice relevant to French Studies (20,000 words)

Comment

MA in French enables graduates to perfect their language skills and to study in depth areas of language, literature, culture and society in the French-speaking world. It also functions as an introduction to postgraduate research in the key areas studied.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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