NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

French School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MAF1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Your Course The MA in French develops a high degree of oral and written fluency in the language, together with skills in research methods and intellectual enquiry. It combines advanced linguistic work with in- depth literary and cultural analysis of France and the French-speaking world. It develops expertise appropriate to careers in secondary and higher education, the creative industries, and other fields requiring high levels of communicative competence, intercultural awareness and critical insight. Tuition consists of specialist seminars in each semester and a year-long translation class. Together, these courses allow students to enhance and expand existing personal connections with insights into French and Francophone societies and cultures. The seminar-based format allows the productive combination of small-group tuition and varieties of student-centred learning, including translation experience. This is an MA in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. For more information on how you can tailor your master’s programme in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures to suit your interests, see page 26. Career Opportunities As well as developing advanced linguistic competence and intercultural awareness, the MA in French encourages transferable skills, such as information gathering, analytical and presentational skills, and time- and project management. Students are equipped to embark on a variety of careers, both in Ireland and abroad. Graduates have found employment in second- and third-level teaching, the media, administration, the cultural industries and journalism, and have gone on to do further research. Minimum Entry Requirements Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 or equivalent in French. FIND OUT MORE AT: french.html “The course is very comprehensive, but more than that, it allows you the space to explore aspects of French culture with the support of your tutors. I started my own production house in event and film a few years ago, and just opened a cultural centre incorporating a café and wine-bar in Galway city called The Black Gate. I used a lot of my wine connections from my thesis, The Feminisation of the French Wine Industry, to import certain wines! I also run a literary and cultural festival on Inishbofin island called INISH: Island Conversations. I really found the course gave me the confidence to work on my own projects and I was encouraged to trust my own initiative.” Peadar King, MA French graduate

CONTACT Professor Philip Dine T: +353 91 492 391 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. You will develop significantly your linguistic competence and analytical resources to contribute effectively to professional and economic activities in a broad range of fields. 2. Doing a dissertation allows you to engage in an individually negotiated project, which will generate a substantial piece of personal research. 3. The course encourages transferable skills, such as information gathering, analytical skills, presentational skills, time management and project management.

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