The Higher Certificate in French Literature has been developed by the Department of French, Maynooth University to address the needs of those working as teachers of French, graduates of French exploring other career options as well adults with a very good competence in French language who are interested in learning more about the literature and culture of the French-speaking countries.
The Higher Certificate in French Literature aims to
- provide students with an opportunity to specialise in the area of French literature through the study of a broad range of French-language literary texts through history;
- equip students who have little experience of dealing with literary texts with the necessary academic, analytical, creative, aesthetic, reflective and presentation skills to enable them to engage with literature in a productive way;
- enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of important concepts in French-speaking literatures, cultures and societies.
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62
National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850
9 x 4-hour workshops
Planned home-based learning activities
Independent student activities
There will be a 4-hour introductory workshop at the start of the course. Each 5-credit module will also involve two 4-hour module workshops as well as ongoing scheduled activities and independent study. The nine workshops, normally organised on Saturdays, will provide an opportunity for participants to familiarise themselves with a variety of approaches to the literary text, to present and discuss their ideas about the texts they have read at home and to critically reflect on the way in which literature both reflects and feeds into issues of relevance to the societies in which the authors are writing.
There are two options for completing the Higher Certificate in French Literature:
- a 1-year part-time option, where students complete two 5-credit modules each semester and
- a 2-year part-time option, where students complete one 5-credit module each semester.
Before registration for the 1-year part-time programme, students should agree a study plan with the Programme Director.
FR211D LITERATURE & SOCIETY 1 (Distance)
FR221D LITERATURE & SOCIETY 2 (Distance)
FR311D LITERATURE & SOCIETY 3 (Distance)
FR321D LITERATURE & SOCIETY 4 (Distance)
Participants will be expected to attend all course workshops, to prepare for those workshops by reading prescribed material, and to participate fully in the group process and learning. All four modules involved in the Higher Certificate in French Literature will be assessed by continuous assessment, which may involve a combination of methods such as essays, presentations at module workshops, or critical analysis of short excerpts from text. Participants will be advised on how to prepare for these and will receive feedback on their progress throughout the course.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results and copy of degree parchment for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.