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MA in Modern French Studies: Culture and Memory

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  • Objectives
    The MA in Modern French Studies: Culture and Memory aims to give graduates in the field of French Studies the opportunity to develop their knowledge of French literature and culture through a focus on the modes by which cultural memory survives from one era to the other, and through exploration of the many ways writers have chosen to reactivate and commemorate the past in their work. The MA also aims to develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles of scholarship and research methods, and of literary and critical theory as a foundation for doctoral research. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in areas which particularly interest them, and to enhance professional skills relevant to a variety of careers.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Normally a 2.1 honours degree in French. 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 Modern French Studies: Culture and Memory
  • Course description
    Course Content
    Four taught modules from the following:

    -Narrative, Representation, Memory (compulsory)
    -Post-colonial Memory
    -Research Methods (compulsory)
    -Rewriting Memory: Autobiography and Autofiction
    -Trauma and Memory
    -War, Peace and Memory in Twentieth-century France

    Dissertation (Compulsory double module)

    A module from another French MA pathway, or from a German, Spanish or Irish MA pathway for which students meet the entrance requirements, may be substituted for one of the above optional modules.

    The taught modules will be assessed by written assignments; candidates who have reached a pass mark in the taught modules will submit a dissertation of 15,000 words.

    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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