Birkbeck, University of London
This programme is designed for those who wish to undertake postgraduate study in French and, in particular, those who would like to take an MA with a French studies focus, but who need to bring their written French up to the right level, or who do not have a BA honours qualification in an appropriate discipline. It can also be taken by students with a qualification at, or near, BA level who would like to take a 1-year qualification, with courses chosen from a diverse and challenging syllabus.
You will normally take a high-level French language module (French 5) and choose 60 credits of options from a range of French content and culture options. Different modules are offered in any given year; the following is a sample of the modules that may be offered. French language module: French 5. French option modules: La France de´chire´e: Aspects de l'histoire contemporaine franc¸ais; La France des anne´es noires; Le roman franc¸ais contemporain; Me´moire en franc¸ais; Modern French Poetry; Montaigne; Racine; Reading Text and Image in the Eighteenth Century: Diderot and the Tableau; Sensibility and Sociability in the Eighteenth-Century French Novel; The French Novel of Disillusionment; The French Short Story: From Balzac to Maupassant; Transgression in Nineteenth-Century French Culture; Translation from and into French. Culture option modules: Beating Nature: Artificiality, Imitation and Simulation; Film and Politics; Representations of Love, Desire and Sexuality; The Twentieth Century: Key Themes in Comparative European History.
For the language module and for other modules, assessment is by a combination of coursework and in-class tests.
The School of Arts offers a small number of bursaries.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip||Part-time||October 2018||-||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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