French and Francophone literature and culture have influenced in crucial ways the formation of European, American, African and Caribbean thought and society. The UK Program in French and Francophone Studies situates its students at the intersection of these cultures through exploration of their diverse literary, linguistic, social and philosophical traditions. Our larger mission is to prepare students to live and work in a global environment in which expert knowledge of other languages and cultures have become indispensable tools for success.
Graduate students in French and Francophone Studies are members of a dynamic intellectual environment. In addition to their coursework in French, M.A. candidates pursue their intellectual interests in adjacent fields such as philosophy, history, women's studies, film studies, linguistics, English and art history. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a graduate program leading to the M.A. degree in French according to Plan B (non-thesis) only.
Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.
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