King's College London

Course Introduction

This course provides teaching based on research culture; it teaches research methodology and critical theory plus a wide choice of optional modules from Medieval Occitan to contemporary French writing on the visual and cinema; the course provides preparation for research or a career in teaching, journalism, cultural management, the financial sector or the EU.

Course Modules

Modules include: Reading theory and reading practice; the troubadours and their legacy; renaissance transgressions: french in its european context; what is a classic? writing on the right: literature and conservativism in nineteenth'century france; avant'gardes of the 1920s and 1930s; contemporary french women's writing; french psychoanalytic writing since 1945; francophone literatures; 'life' and 'living' in recent french thought; perversion: theory, literature, film; the clinical encounter in 20th century french literature; rights before human rights: 18th century theories and representations.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in French or in a combined Honours degree including French; US applicants should have GPA 3.3 or above; other relevant experience or qualifications may be considered where appropriate.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,520  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,520  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,260  Academic year. First year home fees