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French and Francophone Cultural Studies MA

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You will need to have a first degree or equivalent qualification although other experiences and profiles will of course be considered. Normally you will be expected to show competence in French and English. Further details and application forms can be obtained from the address below.
  • Academic Title
    French and Francophone Cultural Studies MA
  • Course description
    The MA is a taught Masters programme which explores aspects of French and Francophone cultures and histories through interdisciplinary analysis. It provides students with the tools for understanding the French and Francophone world not as distinct entities but as a single space constituted by multiple encounters. Specifically, students will explore questions of culture and identity and colonial and postcolonial relations within the transnational context of the French and Francophone worlds. The MA provides a firm basis for a variety of careers, or alternatively can be a spring-board for students wishing to undertake a higher research degree in the Department of French at Leeds.

    Duration
    1 Academic year (full-time); 2 academic years (part-time)

    The Centre for French and Francophone Cultural Studies
    The MA is one of the activities of the Centre for French and Francophone Cultural Studies. The CFFCS seeks to reconfigure French Cultural Studies and Francophone Studies within the framework of transnational space and intercultural transfer. Amongst its other activities are the following: teaching and research groups (consisting of academic staff and postgraduates) on popular culture and trauma and memory; an established link with the Université Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco; a seminar and conference programme; links with other centres in cultural and postcolonial studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Leeds.

    What you study
    The programme consists of two core modules, two option modules, a module on research skills and a dissertation.
    There will be a mix of continuous assessment and closed examination. The proportions will vary from module to module.

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