MA in French and Comparative Literature
The MA in French and Comparative Literature introduces you to a wide range of theoretical perspectives, with the aim of enriching your appreciation of the cultures, texts and critical practices examined in the programme’s various modules. The centres of interest of the programme are designed to be complementary and to encourage comparison in a variety of contexts: national literatures, genres, media and theory. The MA is aimed at graduates in Modern Languages wanting to consolidate their knowledge in a wider context, graduates in English wishing to diversify their interests, and graduates in other humanities subjects (history, philosophy, theology, for example) who would like to apply their knowledge and critical skills to literary and visual material.
Modules will be taught over two terms and will normally consist of ten classes of two hours duration.The programme comprises four 30-credit taught modules, each of which is taught in English and assessed by one 5,000-word essay. Students will also prepare, under supervision, a dissertation of 12,000 words (60 credits) in either English or French on an approved topic.
All students are expected to attend the relevant postgraduate studies skills courses offered by the Faculty. Along with other research students in the School of European Culture and Languages, Students are also encouraged to attend the department's research seminar series, especially those events organised by the Centre for Modern European Literature
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