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College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Second Class Honours NQAI level 8 degree or equivalent with Second Class Honours Grade 2 or equivalent in French.
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2015
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: 15
Closing date: You are advised to apply early, which may result in an early offer; see the offer round dates
The programme comprises individual modules taught by experienced staff with a record of internationally recognised publications. The seminar-based format allows the productive combination of small-group tuition and varieties of student-centred learning, including translation experience. Tuition consists of specialist seminars in each semester and a year-long translation class. Seminars may include the following topics: Autofiction in French Literature: (Un-) Veiling the Self; Critical Approaches and Methods; Literature of Francophone Canada; Literature of France in Algeria; Representations of the Islamic Other in Medieval France; Spirituality and Literature; and Advanced French Language Studies. (Not all seminars will necessarily be offered each year.)
Together, these courses allow students to enhance and expand existing personal connections with and insights into French and Francophone societies and cultures. The specialized dissertation prepared in the second semester will then allow the student to engage in an individually negotiated project, which will generate a substantial piece of personal research.
The programme enables students to develop significantly their linquistic competence and analytical resources so that they may contribute effectively to professional and economic activities in a broad range of fields and/or pursue doctoral research in French.
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Who teaches this course?
- Dr Philip Dine
- Dr Catherine Emerson
- Dr Sylvie Lannegrand
- Dr Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín
- Dr Maura Stewart
Requirements and assessment
As well as developing advanced linguistic competence and inter-cultural awareness, the MA in French encourages transferable skills, such as information gathering analytical skills, presentational skills, time-management 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.