The Department of French Studies at Queen’s University boasts a tradition of producing excellent scholars. It has all the resources of a major research-intensive university while also offering individualized attention to students. It provides guaranteed funding at the Ph.D level and substantial funding support at the M.A. Level. Faculty members are involved in a broad spectrum of research projects allowing for collaborative work between professors and students. The department also enjoys a strong record of international conferences and prominent guest speakers.
All departmental activities (intellectual, administrative and social) take place in French. As well students are offered the opportunity to teach courses, allowing them to acquire valuable teaching experience for their future careers.
Application Deadline: New applications for 2013/14 have been temporarily suspended. Contact the department if you have any queries.
"Although it is small, the Department of French Studies of Queen’s is visible and has a great reputation inside and outside the campus. Consisting of a dynamic team of teachers, the teaching was excellent at every level, and I was particularly impressed by the serene, relaxed atmosphere and the fact that the teachers were so accessible."
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Supervisors will be determined within the first 6 months of your degree for the MA and the first 4 months for the PhD.
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Our graduates have found employment as: University professors, Teachers, Bilingual civil servants (i.e.: Foreign Affairs), Translators, Editors, Writers. Other graduates have gone on to careers in the Service industry and in public administration.
We encourage all students to apply for additional external funding through OGS, SSHRC and other sources. Entering graduate students who win federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided with a $5,000 top-up award by Queen’s.
We also offer the opportunity to apply for internal scholarships, including the Senator Frank Carrel Upper-Year Scholarships for residents of Quebec with an approximate value of $10,000 each.
We consider grades from all four years.
For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 550 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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