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French Language and Literature

12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The French Language and Literature program at the University of Toronto provides advanced academic development in either literature or linguistics, as well as outstanding training in research and communication skills in French, preparing students for doctoral studies and careers in such fields as teaching, government administration, and communications.


About this Degree

The Master of Arts in French Language and Literature program at the University of Toronto is both a self-contained program and the first stage towards doctoral studies. It has two objectives:

  • to allow the student to develop a thorough knowledge of the discipline through a program of coursework in French linguistics and

  • to develop an aptitude for research.

It is a 12-month program for full-time students; the program is available on a part-time basis.

At the beginning of their course of study, students meet individually with the Associate Chair, Graduate in order to determine course selection with a view to ensuring that the student has a well-rounded program and, considered in conjunction with the undergraduate degree, has a broad knowledge of the discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Séminaire de linguistique I : Phonétique et phonologie
  • Syntaxe
  • Linguistique expérimentale et linguistique de corpus
  • Research Essay

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of French Language and Literature's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • B+ average standing or better, with at least B+ in French. A B+ average does not automatically lead to admission.

  • Competence in French.

  • Concentration in French linguistics, with a minimum of five full courses, or equivalent, in French. A minimum of three of the five full courses, or equivalent, should be in the proposed area of study (i.e., linguistics).

  • Admission is based upon the evidence of the supporting letters and the applicant's academic record.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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