French

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.09 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 11.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jul 1, 2025
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:4266 Duration:12 months

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The MA is a one year full-time programme. It enables graduates in French, or interdisciplinary programmes including the study of French to degree level, to perfect their language skills and to study in depth areas of language, literature, culture and society in the French-speaking world. It also functions as an introduction to postgraduate research in the four key areas studied. Because of its emphasis on language skills and on second language acquisition, the programme is of particular interest to teachers of French and to those planning a career in French Studies in higher education.

Objectives
* To provide in-depth study of aspects of French language, literature, culture and society in the French-speaking world;
* To introduce students to the main research methodologies in the above areas;
* To give students experience of postgraduate research through the writing of the dissertation.

Careers
This qualification will enhance career prospects in several areas, including teaching French in second level or in higher education, or in any area where a high level communication skills in French is necessary, such as business and administration at European and international level. The MA also provides a sound basis for doctoral research.

Semester 1: Four Modules

The French Language Today; Second Language Acquisition; Modern and Contemporary France or Culture and Literature in the Eighteenth Century (one of these modules is offered): Research Methodogy in Languages and Cultural Studies.

Semester 2: Three Modules

Theory and Practice of Translation; Information and Communications Technologies and Language Studies; Writing in the Feminine in Modern France OR Issues in Contemporary France (one of these modules is offered).

Students also undertake a research dissertation in French or English, on a subject of their choice relevant to French Studies. (20,000 - 25,000 words)

Normally a primary degree in French, or an interdisciplinary degree including the study of French to degree level, with first or second class honours, or an approved equivalent qualification (Primary degree: level 8 NQAI). Candidates should have a high level of language skills. A substantial period of residence in a French-speaking country would be an advantage.ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:As all international students are required to possess sufficient language skills to attend lectures and sit examinations at the University of Limerick, students should be competent to communicate through the medium of English prior to their arrival.Students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213(computer based) 80 (internet based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6.0 in any one component. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 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. 80 (Grade A) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
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