Masters of Arts in French

Compare 8 Master of Art Programs in French

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A master’s degree, or a Master of Arts, is a common degree granted by higher learning institutions. Most often, an MA is granted for studies in fields such as history, English, linguistics and the arts. Usually, an MA is achieved after receiving a bachelor’s degree in a similar field.

What is an MA in French? A Master of Arts in French involves a multifaceted approach to learning about French culture, language and history. The goal of a master’s degree in French is to educate students about the various aspects of French culture, often through an appreciation of media, visual arts, literature and historical studies. Often, a degree in French involves writing a thesis or research paper in either English or French, depending on the track taken within the degree. Many programs offer a choice of concentrations in tracks such as comparative literature, French culture or history.

A Master of Arts in French allows students to gain a deep understanding of French literature and to master their French language skills to a high level. Through studying French culture and history, students can contextualize world events and linguistic connections.

The financial cost of an MA in French varies, depending on which institution is chosen. Some programs last only one year and others can take up to three years, which can impact the financial cost of the program.

Those with a Master of Arts in French can expect to explore a wide range of career possibilities. Many students choose to pursue higher education and study for a PhD in French, which can lead to academic teaching jobs. Other areas of interest for those with an MA in French include diplomatic positions, government jobs and other such employment opportunities.

Online courses are a good way to pursue an MA in French. They offer the flexibility to work from anywhere and schedule coursework around other obligations. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Master in European Languages and Cultures

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Estonia Tartu

The master's programme provides knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. [+]

MA Degrees in French. The European Languages and Cultures master's programme trains students to be cultural mediators (translators, administrators, editors, etc.) by providing knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. The programme covers 7 areas of speciality (students focus on one): English language and literature French language and literature Spanish language and literature Russian and Slavic philology German language and literature Scandinavian languages and literature Classical philology The graduates will be competitive candidates for careers in professions that require excellent proficiency in foreign languages and cultural competence in state institutions, universities and research institutions, IT companies, museums, publishing houses cultural exchange organisations in Estonia and abroad. The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). It is located in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, which is known as the Student Capital of Estonia. 13 000 students are enrolled at the University of Tartu, incl. 1300 international students. [-]

MA in French

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

With a Bachelor's in French language and culture you can further specialise in French Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.​ [+]

Four ways to specialise in French

With a Bachelor's in French language and culture you can further specialise in French Language and Literature within the following three Master's programmes, each with a different focus.

Linguistics: Language and Education

The Master's programme Language and Education offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks.

Linguistics: Language and Society

In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful.... [-]


MA in French (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

On a more advanced level (Master’s studies) students are encouraged to collaborate with us in our fields of expertise, i.e. the Contemporary French Novel; Autobiography; Contemporary French Theatre and Francophone Literature, in order develop their capacities for research and critical thought. The French Department’s Master’s is designed for dedicated researchers and mainly consist of a dissertation or a thesis. [+]

MA Degrees in French. On a more advanced level (Master’s studies) students are encouraged to collaborate with us in our fields of expertise, i.e. the Contemporary French Novel; Autobiography; Contemporary French Theatre and Francophone Literature, in order develop their capacities for research and critical thought. The French Department’s Master’s is designed for dedicated researchers and mainly consist of a dissertation or a thesis. Admission requirements The admission requirement for a Master’s is an Honours Degree in French. Contact details Name: Prof WA Kabwe-Segatti Tel: 011 559 2757 / Email: desirew@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Language and Linguistics, French

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at the Master’s level. You will have access to the most modern resources for research and education. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at Master’s level. At the Centre for Languages and Literature,  you will have access to the most modern resources for research and education.

You will study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation, such as English, French, German, Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, Rhetoric, Cognitive Semiotics, Phonetics and General Linguistics.

All Master's students partake in the obligatory courses common for all specialisations while simultaneously deepening their knowledge in their specialisations’ own courses. The programme thus combines a broad and sound base in advanced linguistics with an expertise in your own specialisation.... [-]


MA in Modern French Studies (Paris)

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury France Paris + 2 more

This programme enables you to study in Canterbury in the autumn term and in Paris in the spring term. In Canterbury, you choose two relevant 30-credit modules. [+]

MA Degrees in French. MA in Modern French Studies (Paris) This programme enables you to study in Canterbury in the autumn term and in Paris in the spring term. In Canterbury, you choose two relevant 30-credit modules. You then spend the spring term in Paris, where your studies are based at our teaching and research centre in Montparnasse. During that term, you take two modules taught by staff from the University of Kent and occasional guest lecturers, thus ensuring consistent academic standards and assessment throughout the year. The modules are designed to be specifically relevant to the experience of living and studying in the city. You are encouraged to make full use of Paris’ cultural resources and to integrate these into your studies. University of Kent staff are resident in Paris during the spring term to ensure year-long continuity of academic guidance and pastoral support. Modules The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you. FR866 - Literature and Theory FR872 - Theories of Art in Modern French Thought CP812 - Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment in the Long Eighteenth Century CP813 - Literature and Medicine FR803 - Paris and the European Enlightenment FR809 -... [-]

MA in Modern French Studies

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MA in Modern French Studies offers students the opportunity to study a range of major writers and key themes in French literature, visual culture and thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. [+]

MA in Modern French Studies The MA in Modern French Studies offers students the opportunity to study a range of major writers and key themes in French literature, visual culture and thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. This programme is designed for students with a variety of interests, including literature, the visual arts, philosophy and aesthetics. It also reflects the research specialisms and publications of the members of staff involved. Students take four 30-credit taught modules during the Autumn and Spring terms, each of which is taught in English and assessed by one 5,000 word essay in either English or French, and write one 12,000-word dissertation (60 credits) in either English or French over the summer. Modules The modules offered on this programme are as follows (subject to availability): FR807: Postmodern French Detective Fiction FR866: Literature and Theory FR869: Varieties of Artifice: The Painting in the Text in Modern French Studies FR870: Through a Lens: The Photograph in the Text in Modern French Studies FR872: Theories of Art in Modern French Thought Modules will be taught over two terms and will normally consist of ten classes of two hours' duration. 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, French students are also encouraged to attend research seminars organised by the Centre for Modern European Literature. [-]

MA in French and Comparative Literature (Paris)

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury France Paris + 2 more

This programme enables you to study in Canterbury in the autumn term and in Paris in the spring term. In Canterbury, you choose two relevant 30-credit modules. [+]

MA Degrees in French. MA in French and Comparative Literature (Paris) This programme enables you to study in Canterbury in the autumn term and in Paris in the spring term. In Canterbury, you choose two relevant 30-credit modules. You then spend the spring term in Paris, where your studies are based at our teaching and research centre in Montparnasse. During that term, you take two modules taught by staff from the University of Kent and occasional guest lecturers, thus ensuring consistent academic standards and assessment throughout the year. The modules are designed to be specifically relevant to the experience of living and studying in the city. You are encouraged to make full use of Paris’ cultural resources and to integrate these into your studies. University of Kent staff are resident in Paris during the spring term to ensure year-long continuity of academic guidance and pastoral support. Modules The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you. FR866 - Literature and Theory FR872 - Theories of Art in Modern French Thought CP812 - Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment in the Long Eighteenth Century CP813 - Literature and Medicine FR803 - Paris and the European Enlightenment FR809... [-]

MA in French and Comparative Literature

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

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. [+]

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 [-]