Post Graduate Courses

 

French Honours : full-year course

Entrance requirements : At least 60% for French 3 or equivalent qualification obtained in the past three years.

Description : The examination consists of four written papers and an oral examination.

Paper 1 (compulsory) : Translation into and from French.

Paper 2 to 4 : Candidates may choose three study periods or authors.  These authors or genres may be chosen from the Medieval period to present day, depending on staff availability and interests.  Alternatively, candidates may replace up to two literary study periods or authors with papers which focus on contemporary Francophone culture as mediated through film and/or French for Commerce or Tourism and/or French for Pedagogical purposes.  Study areas will be chosen in consultation with French Studies staff and need to be approved by the French Studies Subject Head.

Paper 5 (oral examination) : Detailed analysis of a literary text chosen from one of the periods studied, or in the case of the Contemporary France / French for Commerce and Tourism / French for Pedagogical purposes modules, a presentation on a related topic.  In addition, candidates doing a full French Honours will be required to write a research essay of no more than 10 000 words.  The subject will be chosen in consultation with the French Studies Subject Head.

All examinations take place in November, written as well as oral.

 

Joint French Honours: full-year course

Entrance requirements :  At least 60% for French 3, or an equivalent qualification obtained in the past three years.

Description : Candidates may combine either two or three taught papers in French Studies with two or three papers from another subject at Honours Level.  The modules and subject will be chosen in consultation with the French Studies staff and needs to be approved by the French Studies Subject Head.

All examination take place in November, written as well as oral.

 

Masters : two-year course

Entrance requirements: At least 60% for French Honours research essay and at least 60% for French Honours overall.  For further information please consult French Studies Staff.

Description : This course will consist of a thesis (written in French), the subject of which must be approved by the Head of French Studies and by the Faculty of Humanities.

 

Doctorate : undisclosed time period

Entrance requirements : At least 60% for French Masters

Description : The course will consist of a thesis, the subject of which must be approved by the Head of French Studies and by the Faculty of Humanities.

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