Modern Literature

Open to :
  • Applicants holding an undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-European students
Language proficency requirements :
  • French: C1
Year of study :
  • Master's degree (1st year)
  • Master's degree (2nd year)

    The Modern litterature program offers high-level training to pursue a PhD.

    Advanced general courses

    This course associates three options:

    • French literature
    • French language
    • Comparative literature and literature from French-speaking countries

    This training makes it possible for students to choose opportunities in long-term research, with an excellent understanding of what this entails, while improving their chances at competitive entrance examinations.

    Progressive specialization

    The students can specialize in one of the three options through:

    • writing two research theses (shorter in M1, then more advanced in M2),
    • a choice of seminars corresponding to the option chosen,
    • being part of one of the partner research teams (IHRIM, HiSoMa, CIHAM, ICAR, CERCC).

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    Language of teaching

    100% of this program is in French.

    Career opportunities after this course

    • Teaching in higher education and research, in France and abroad
    • Teaching in high school
    • Other careers in the public service (culture, history, administration) for which literature constitutes a very good initial training

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