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French and Francophone Studies

Focus your studies in French literature, language and culture. 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.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
MA 1-2 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

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

Need help?

Contact Genevieve Arsenault at or 250-721-7364.

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