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MA in French and Linguistics

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  • Objectives
    The MA in French and Linguistics aims to give students the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of a wide range of topics in both general and French linguistics, with an emphasis on the forms and functions of the contemporary French language. For the dissertation, students have the opportunity to specialise in areas which particularly interest them. The course also aims to enhance professional skills relevant to a variety of careers. Students develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles of scholarship and research methods and linguistic theory as a foundation for doctoral research.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Normally a good honours degree in French with an element of linguistics. Additional Information for International Students An IELTS score of 6.5 and TOEFL score of 575 on paper and 233 on computer.
  • Academic Title
    MA in French and Linguistics
  • Course description
    Course Content
    Four taught modules:

    -Independent Study in French Linguistics
    -Research Methods (double module): includes textual analysis, collecting and analysing data, transcription and prosody
    -The French Language: Structures and Analyses
    -Theoretical Issues in French Stylistics

    Dissertation (Compulsory double module)

    In place of the Independent Study module, students may take a literature module from the French MA or another Modern Languages module for which they are suitably qualified.

    Assessment
    Written assignments for the taught modules in both the MA and Diploma; a 15,000 word dissertation for the MA.

    Funding
    DEL, AHRC, University funding.

    Opportunities for Careers
    The MA provides advanced research training for those who wish to pursue an academic career; those interested in careers in media, the civil service and teaching will also benefit from the opportunities it offers for personal and professional development.

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