French and Francophone Studies, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
M.A. On Campus

French and Francophone Studies

12 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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This French and Francophone Studies MA program at Carleton University offers graduate students an intimate and collegial environment that fosters a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to the French language and culture.


Students in the French and Francophone Studies MA program at Carleton University can focus on a variety of specializations such as sociolinguistics or Caribbean literatures, Acadian French or French-based creoles, Québécois literature (including New France) and contemporary French fiction, among other topics. The Department of French is home to the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis, an interdisciplinary research unit, and also hosts a yearly graduate conference, organized by and for students.

Capital Advantage

Being situated in Ottawa offers students easy access to a number of bilingual institutions (including the NAC) from government departments on through to headquarters of a number of key organizations and businesses. Many career opportunities are just down the road.

Fields of Specialization

  • Literature
  • Linguistics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medieval to contemporary literature
  • Postcolonial, globalization and transnational theory literature
  • Translation studies & literature
  • Sociolinguistics, Creolistics, French of the Americas
  • History of the French language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours bachelor’s degree in French with a minimum B+ average or better;
      • Without an Honours bachelor’s degree, you can still be considered for admission by completing a qualifying year in which you take the equivalent of 5 credits coursework at   the 4000-level. You may then proceed to apply to the MA if an average of B+ is achieved.

    Tuition Fee

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      18463 CAD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 18463 CAD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      6657 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Ottawa

    1168 - 1925 CAD /month
    Living costs

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