French Graduate Information


Why French Graduate Studies at Memorial?

Our graduate MA in French Studies provides students with the foundation for potential doctoral studies and with the opportunity to continue their exploration of areas of research interest. Our small department setting is paired with the resources of a comprehensive Atlantic Canadian university. 

Areas of Interest 

The MA in French Studies specializes in the study of the French language as well as francophone culture and literatures all around the world. Our program focuses on literary history, criticism, and theory, which provide an excellent foundation for furthering French studies in a PhD program in any high profile university in Canada and abroad.

We also offer a joint program with the Faculty of Education for teachers of French. 

A Personalized Approach  

The Department does its very best to tailor student programs based on their individual areas of interest for study and research. The Department has been expanding its interest areas to include a wide range of specializations, from the study of classic literatures to francophone cultures, travel literature and film studies, translation studies, French Newfoundland Studies, and language acquisition.

Guidance for Growth 

Potential candidates for the program will receive guidance and supervision from highly qualified and competent researchers and professors. Students may also have the opportunity to teach first year French courses – an invaluable university teaching experience!