Arts - French

University of Waikato

18 months
20453 USD/year
4496 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts - French at the University of Waikato involves advanced study in an Arts subject and is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of that subject.


The role of France in European history and civilization means that  Arts - French at the University of Waikato culture has an influence which extends all around the world. Including French in your university studies gives you many advantages:

  • If you want to work overseas, knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is a bonus. English is not as universally recognised as you might think, and the ability to communicate in another language makes a big difference.
  • If your career plans involve international marketing or hotel management, French is an asset. New Caledonia and French Polynesia are both near neighbours and trading partners, while further afield there are nearly fifty territories where French is an official language.
  • If your future lies in the sciences, French will give you access to a huge number of professional journals and contacts in everything from agriculture to physics.

Career opportunities

  • Diplomat
  • Hospitality Operator
  • International Lawyer
  • Tour Guide
  • Translator or Interpreter
  • Travel Agent

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Methodology of Translation
  • A Topic in French Literature: Amelie Nothomb
  • Work Placement
  • French Thesis
  • Special Topic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits

120 - 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20453 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20453 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4496 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 6,748-8,085
  • Fees (International): NZD 30,695-34,930 (120 pts) or 46,045-$52,395 (180 pts)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Arts - French
University of Waikato