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MA by Research in French Studies

The MA in French Studies is an “MA by research”: it is designed for students who wish to proceed directly to research without first taking a full taught MA programme. It can be taken as a preparation for PhD work. It may suit students who already have acquired considerable research skills in their curriculum, and/or who have a clear idea of their own particular area of interest for further research. It may also be attractive to students who wish to work with particular members of the Department on their areas of expertise.

For the MA by research you will write a dissertation of ca. 40,000 words. Students are advised to identify the member of staff whom they hope to work with.

If you wish to apply for an MA by research, you should state your reasons for opting for this course rather than for the taught MA programme. Your project proposal (research proposal) will form an important aspect of your application. It is advisable to discuss your proposed topic of research with your prospective supervisor and the Director of Graduate Studies before proceeding to an application.

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