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The course aims to:
* make students fully conversant with the methods of scholarly research in a humanities discipline and the resources necessary for such research.
* equip students for further study and research.
* provide graduates holding a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of one or more areas where these languages are spoken.
* provide a thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies.
Please note, some information in this section will change for 2009 entry. For details of postgraduate course units currently on offer, please refer to the MA in European Languages and Cultures 2008-2009 Programme Handbook.
Compulsory course units are: Research Methods I and II. Optional course units available typically include:
* Critical Concepts I and II
* Border Crossings: Comparative Cultures of Diaspora
* Dance, Performance and the Body
* Issues and Approaches in Transcultural Studies: Society, Culture and Postcoloniality
* Language and Society
* The Politics of Culture
* Cultural Memory and the Holocaust
* Bodies of Mystery and Imagination: Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Medieval and Renaissance France
* Illustrations in 19 th Century Children's Literature
* Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary French Cinema
* Instruction and Amusement in Early European Children's Literature
* Visual and Corporeal Identities in the French-speaking World
* Visual Elements in French Popular Culture
* French Theatre in the 18 th Century
* Trauma and Memory in 20 th Century French Life Writing
* Identities in French Popular Music
* Delacroix and Literary Painting
* Religion and Politics in France
* The European Union as an International Actor