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French (Structured Research Masters)
French at NUI Galway is a dynamic and ambitious discipline, consistently achieving excellence in both teaching and research and passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience. The Structured MA in French is a one-year full-time (two-year part-time) programme that allows students to further their interest in a specialist area of academic study and research. This course provides high-achieving graduates an opportunity to gain a broader and deeper knowledge of their chosen area and to familiarise themselves with the research methodologies and ethics relevant to French and Francophone studies.
Over the course of the programme, students will take between 30 to 35 ECTS worth of taught modules, at least one of which (minimum 5 ECTS) must be dedicated to research methods/integrity. The Discipline of French offers a range of relevant taught modules, such as:
- FR562: Advanced Language Skills 1 Semester 1 (10 ECTS)
- FR563: Advanced Language Skills 2 Semester 2 (10 ECTS)
- FR525: Representations of the Islamic Other in Medieval France Semester 1 (10 ECTS)
- FR527: Critical Approaches & Methods Semesters 1 & 2 (10 ECTS)
- FR571: Translation Methodology and Technology Semesters 1 & 2 (10 ECTS)
- FR6101: Language, Gender and Power 1 (10 ECTS)
Students on this programme complete an independent research project or dissertation weighted at either 55 or 60 ECTS (depending on the number of ECTS devoted to taught modules). Each student will be assigned a primary supervisor and a graduate research committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support for their research.
Structured Master of Arts (French), full-time, one year
Structured Master of Arts (French), part-time, two years
NQAI Level 8 qualification with a minimum 2.1 (or North American 3.2 GPA or equivalent). A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required of applicants whose first language is not English.
Who’s Suited to This Course
Current research projects
- Women’s Writing and the Memory of the Algerian War—IRC-funded postdoctoral project: Dr Clíona Hensey
- Moroccan Women’s Writing – IRC-funded PhD project—Ms Kathy Dillon
- Exploring Temporality in First Person Illness Narratives—IRC-funded PhD project: Ms Aileen Reddan
Current funded research opportunity
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Find a Supervisor / PhD Project
If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search
We are able to provide supervision in most aspects of French language, literature and culture and we particularly welcome applications for research MAs in the following areas:
- Contemporary French and Francophone Literature
- Contemporary Women’s Writing in French
- Francophone and Postcolonial Studies
- Medieval French Literature and Thought
- Discourse Analysis
- Translation Studies
- Contemporary French Politics and Institutions
- Contemporary French Media
Dr Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín,
Head of the Discipline of French,
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures,
T: +353 91 493 397