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French, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (QS) ,
The Graduate Program in French Studies at the University of British Columbia offers a dynamic curriculum that focuses on a contextualized understanding of the languages, literatures, and cultures of France, Québec and the Francophone world. Students may specialize in literature or linguistics, or propose a research program combining both fields.

About

  • Students have the possibility of holding Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships. Student in the French program have access, in addition to all the libraries of the University of British Columbia, to a Reading Room with a collection of several thousand books, as well as computers.
  • A Graduate Forum, organized by students in conjunction with faculty members, is held once a month. Every year a symposium is held at which students present their research to the department.
  • The M.A. prepares students for teaching positions in junior colleges. Students who recently graduated have pursued their studies in Library Science, Education, and French studies at the doctoral level at universities such as The University of Toronto, Stanford University and Yale University. In addition, former students have obtained positions in the public and private sectors.

Programme Structure

Course-based M.A:

  • This option requires 30 credits of coursework, up to 3 of which may be drawn from 400-level undergraduate courses in literature or linguistics given in French.
M.A. with Thesis:
  • This option requires 24 credits of coursework, up to 3 of which may be drawn from 400-level undergraduate courses in literature or linguistics given in French.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

Canadian students:

Normally, applicants for a master's degree program must hold the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC including one of the following:

  • A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.
  • Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study.

International students:

  • Most three-year, Bologna-compliant degrees from research-intensive universities are acceptable as a basis for admission to master's programs at UBC.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8605 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8605 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4900 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4900 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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