King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

French Literature and Culture

This course provides teaching based on research culture; it teaches research methodology and critical theory plus a wide choice of optional modules from Medieval Occitan to contemporary French writing on the visual and cinema; the course provides preparation for research or a career in teaching, journalism, cultural management, the financial sector or the EU.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in French or in a combined Honours degree including French; US applicants should have GPA 3.3 or above; other relevant experience or qualifications may be considered where appropriate.

Course modules

Modules include: Reading theory and reading practice; the troubadours and their legacy; renaissance transgressions: french in its european context; what is a classic? writing on the right: literature and conservativism in nineteenth-century france; avant-gardes of the 1920s and 1930s; contemporary french women's writing; french psychoanalytic writing since 1945; francophone literatures; 'life' and 'living' in recent french thought; perversion: theory, literature, film; the clinical encounter in 20th century french literature; rights before human rights: 18th century theories and representations.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by extended essay. A Compulsory dissertation of 12,000 words.

Sponsorship information

1 full AHRC studentship attached to the programme (home/EU applicants); the deadline for AHRC funding applications is 1 February 2011; Graduate School and School of Arts and Humanities studentships and bursaries including for overseas students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,520 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 17,040 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,260 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,520 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

Key information

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts and Sciences Admissions (CASA)
Telephone number: 
020 7848 2765/2232