12 months
5074 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
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Focus your studies in French literature, language and culture with this French program of University of Victoria, British Columbia.


You will also have the option of doing a French MA with a concentration in Cultural, Social & Political Thought (CSPT) or another interdisciplinary program.

With help from an adviser, you will select a domain of specialization for a research project or thesis. Your degree will lead to different career options in Canada and abroad; it will give you a competitive edge across Canada and the French-speaking world.

Areas of focus

  • French, Quebec, French-Canadian, African and Caribbean literatures
  • Culture and theory
  • Cinema
  • Theatre
  • Indigenous literatures
  • Creative writing
  • Research-creation
  • Queer theories
  • Digital humanities
  • Theoretical and applied linguistics
In our French program of University of Victoria, British Columbia, you will study French literature, language and culture. You can also do a concentration in Cultural, Social & Political Thought (CSPT). Faculty specialities include French, Quebec, French-Canadian, African and Caribbean literatures, culture and theory, cinema, theatre, Indigenous literatures, creative writing, research-creation, queer theories, digital humanities and theoretical and applied linguistics. You will take courses in research methods and professional practices. This program is dynamic and designed to foster a close-knit cohort. Choose a project-based option or a thesis option.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  Research Methods
  • Application of Research Methods
  • Reading List/Oral

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must meet all the general requirements of the University of Victoria Faculty of Graduate Studies (see website) as well as the specific requirements of the Department of French. There is only one entry point: September.
  • Admission to either the thesis or the project-based program requires a BA degree in French, or equivalent, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 6.5 in third- and fourth-year French courses, or equivalent. This qualification should consist of a minimum of 15 units of senior undergraduate course work in French.
  • Students with background deficiencies may be required to make up courses before being admitted to the MA program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5074 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5074 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4022 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
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