Masters in French

The French language remains one of the most spoken languages in the world. With over 220 million speakers, in a wide variety of countries, you will be advancing your knowledge in a discipline that covers not only language, but also art, literature and cinema. You will develop your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, meaning that you have both a theoretical and practical knowledge of French.

About French


The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be influenced by the level at which you are studying. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Arts (MA), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

If you are presented with the opportunity to study abroad during your degree, this may incur additional fees. You should make sure that you are aware of all costs, including any fees you will be required to pay to other education institutions you may study at when abroad.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,000

Topics Covered


A postgraduate degree, such as an MA, will build on the knowledge and skills you gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist areas of subject, as well as including more advanced levels of the French language. Modules and specialisms could include translation methods, French cinema, food and French culture, and French politics throughout history. Assessment methods might include written work, listening and speaking exercises, presentations, and a final major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a French degree will depend on where you choose to study. They will also be influenced by the level for which you are applying. At postgraduate level, most universities will require that you have extensive experience of studying French, preferably to undergraduate level. This is subject to your university of choice however, so it is worth checking out the requirements for courses that you are interested in.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - French, French Studies, Modern Foreign Languages