Postgraduate study in French

Postgraduate study opportunities in French

You can complement advanced study of French language with courses in French literature, linguistics, medieval studies, cinema, theatre, translation and critical thinking.

It is also possible to carry out research in all these areas at masters or PhD levels, or to enrol for a co-tutelle (jointly awarded) PhD in conjunction with a university in France or New Caledonia.
 

Overseas opportunities

Postgraduate study in French provides you with opportunities for further study in France, and lecteur/lectrice positions with the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the University of Bourgogne. We also have a student exchange agreement with the University of la Rochelle.
 

Postgraduate careers

Our graduates have careers in teaching, research, translation and interpreting, and diplomatic and government service within foreign affairs, trade and the United Nations.
 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in French

The BA(Hons) is a stand alone degree at postgraduate level. It may be taken after a completed BA and is awarded as a separate qualification. The BA(Hons) may be used as the entry qualification for the one year MA.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in French. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Programme overview

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Required course of study

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for the courses you may take and how to structure your study.

Master of Arts in French

Programme overview

Master of Arts

There are two separate MA options, depending on your entrance pathway.

120-point (one-year) MA

The 120-point MA requires one year of full-time study, with admission from a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in French with an average grade of B or higher. The research masters has higher requirements.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

240-point (two-year) MA

The 240-point MA requires two consecutive years of full-time study, with admission from a BA or approved equivalent qualification. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in French. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

To progress to the second year of the MA

In the first 120 points of MA enrolment, you must achieve:

  • An average grade of B, or
  • For a research masters, any grade specified for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio. If you do not achieve the required grade, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

Apply and enrol

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study, visit our page on how to apply.
 

Contact a Graduate Adviser

For more information on postgradute study in French, contact an Adviser.