M.A. French Studies

The University of Manchester

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Course aims

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.


Module details

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
* Diderot
* 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


Full entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview:

The normal requirement for admission to the MA is an Upper Second class Honours degree, or higher, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject, usually the language(s) to be studied.

English language:

Students whose first language is not English require an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component or TOEFL 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 100 (internet-based test).

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)


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