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FR930 - Advanced Study Option II

  • Module code: FR930
  • Module name: Advanced Study Option II
  • Department: French Studies
  • Credit: 24, 30, 36

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

FR929 Advanced Study Option I (term 1) and FR930 Advanced Study Option II (term 2) aim to equip you with advanced knowledge and understanding of a chosen area in French and francophone Studies. The modules provide you, as an individual student, with the opportunity to extend your coverage in the discipline (in particular, filling in gaps) as well as your experience of research techniques of information retrieval and organisation. In combination with the other elements of the MA for Research in French and Francophone Studies (or any other Master's programme on which the option is made available), the Advanced Study Option helps to lay the foundation for further doctoral study.

Principal learning outcomes

The module thus enables you to: undertake close textual analysis of French and/or francophone texts [professional skills]; identify, and provide a meaningful and sustained discussion, of one or more complex issues in the history, culture, thought of politics of France (and cognate areas) [professional skills; key skills]; demonstrate awareness and appropriate understanding of one or more selected issues or trends in the discipline of French and francophone studies, or a cognate area or discipline (e.g. modern literary theory; contemporary cultural studies; the history of ideas); demonstrate the ability to deploy research skills in French and/or francophone studies as appropriate to the chosen area of study (e.g. ability to use appropriate electronic resources, to use a critical edition with an apparatus of variant readings…); present material effectively both orally and in a scholarly written format [oral communication skills; written communication skills; literacy; IT-skills].

Timetabled teaching activities

to be arranged with tutor

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
24 CATS (Module code: FR930-24)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: FR930-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
36 CATS (Module code: FR930-36)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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