University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

French Studies (research track)

This course is an opportunity to develop your understanding of particular aspects of French language, literature and culture while enhancing your research and critical skills. It's designed for students who see an MA as an end in itself, as well as those who want to prepare for a PhD. All students take a core module, which is updated each year. This year students are examining writings by key French and francophone intellectuals including Cixous, Deleuze, Foucault and Glissant alongside texts from the eighteenth century onwards, to examine issues such as consumer culture, gender and race, and problems of identity and power. You also have the option to take a shorter course and qualify with a postgraduate diploma or certificate. Please contact us for further information.

Course modules

Core modules French Cultural Studies I; French Cultural Studies II. Examples of optional modules Advanced Translation from French; Case Study in Social Sciences; Constructions of the City; Critical Theory; Directed Reading; Gender Studies; Research Skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework (including essays, translations and analytical exercises) and projects or a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

If you're offered a place, you can apply for faculty awards or the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRCoAH) scholarships. The department's Marjorie Shaw bursaries are also available to MA students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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