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French and Francophone Studies is a designated pathway of the Language, Culture and History MA. The programme as a whole aims to encourage innovative approaches to issues in the field, as well as the creative critical responses of students. What and how will I learn? The programme provides a thorough understanding of key methods and issues in textual criticism, and of aspects of French and francophone culture, notably literature, art and film. It offers critical engagement with topical issues including: text and theory, text and image, colonialism and post-colonialism, the Republic, exile, and national and cultural identity. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core courses (80 credits), one optional interfaculty course (40 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Centre and Margins The Boundaries of Identity: Loss and Creativity Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project related to the broad area of French and Francophone Studies which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words. Options Interfaculty MA course from the Centre for Intercultural Studies Interfaculty MA course from the Centre for European Studies Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukFrenchgraduatemastersindex.html The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. The core courses are each assessed by two 5,000-word essays and the rest of the programme by a variety of methods, including essays, take-home written examination, the dissertation and an oral exam. Why should I study this degree at UCL? UCL has a renowned tradition in both teaching and research in French, dating back to the foundation of the College in 1826 and continuing to the present day. UCL is at the leading edge of current debate in French, which involves challenging the boundaries of French studies and contributing to its remapping. The Department has excellent research facilities, including an extensive library of films on DVD. Graduate students also have access to conferences held at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and can participate in its Graduate Forum. Your future career The programme provides an excellent foundation for further doctoral study in the field. Graduates of the department have entered a wide range of professions including finance, commerce, journalism, education, the media, public relations, translation and interpreting, and the police. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree involving specialisation in French from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applications from appropriately trained students who do not have competence in reading French are welcomed. How to apply Applicants are accepted throughout the year however it is recommended that applicants who are also applying for funding submit their application as early as possible and well in advance of individual funding deadlines. Who can apply? The programme will appeal to students wishing to extend their knowledge in this field andor preparing for future PhD work. Although aimed at students with a first degree in French, students without French reading skills will be considered. Most of the set texts are available in English translation, and can be used for assessments. Funding Several funding options may be possible for applicants to this programme, including: Arts and Humanities Faculty Awards, UCL Scholarships for UKEU & Overseas Students and Rothschild Scholarship. RAE Rating French 55% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectusfrench
French and Francophone Studies is a designated pathway of the Language, Culture and History MA. The programme as a whole aims to encourage innovative approaches to issues in the field, as well as the creative critical responses of students. What and how will I learn? The programme provides a thorough understanding of key methods and issues in textual criticism, and of aspects of French and francophone culture, notably literature, art and film. It offers critical engagement with topical iss...