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Master of Arts in French includes a multifaceted way to academically explore on an advanced level, the French culture, language, and history. The course has been designed to educate students about:

  • various aspects of French culture.
  • a profound comprehension of French literature.
  • contextualization of world occasions and linguistic connections.
  • appreciation of French media, visual arts, literature and historical studies.

Student enrolled to the course are needed to:

  • compose a theory or research paper in either English or French.
  • choose any of comparative literature, French culture, or history.

Aspiring students need to have completed graduation in a relevant field, from a recognized university, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

Master of Arts in DelhiMaster of Arts in MaharashtraMaster of Arts in Uttar PradeshMaster of Arts in Rajasthan

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as:

  • Diplomatic Service Professional
  • Translator for MNCs and Government Organizations
  • Foreign Language Trainer
  • Research Associate
  • Tourist Guide
  • Interpreter
  • Air Hostess
  • Flight Steward
  • Freelance Writer
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Attendant at hotels
  • Public Relation Officer
  • Foreign Language Analyst
  • Language Instructional Developer
  • Language Teachers
  • Textbook Author and Editors
  • Research Librarians
  • Representative of Foreign Companies
  • Foreign Travel Adviser, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 5 Lacs for a span of 2 years.

In India, Foreign Trade postgraduates on an average are offered an annual salary ranging between INR 4 and 6 lacs, increasing with experience and skillset.

Top Colleges for Master of Arts [MA] (French)

  • MA in Delhi-NCR
  • MA in Maharashtra
  • MA in Chennai
  • MA in Uttar Pradesh
  • MA in Telangana

M.A. in French: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System/Year wise
EligibilityGraduation from a recognized university
Admission ProcessBased on performance in entrance exam
Course FeeINR 5,000 to 5 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 8 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesAccenture, Evalueserve, Wipro, Fiserv, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Kuliza, Scabbard, RBI (Reserve Bank of India), Ministry of External Affairs, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), UNO (United Nations Organization), etc.
Top Recruiting AreasColleges & Universities, Language Departments, French Bilingual Offices, Translation/Data Offices, Embassies (embassies), MNCs, and such.
Job PositionsDiplomatic Service Professional, Translator for MNCs and Government Organizations, Foreign Language Trainer, Research Associate, Tourist Guide, Interpreter, Air Hostess or Flight Steward, Freelance Writer, Translator, Interpreter, Attendant at hotels, Public Relation Officer, Foreign Language Analyst, Language Instructional Developer, Language Teachers, Textbook Author and Editors, Research Librarians, Representative of Foreign Companies, Foreign Travel Adviser, among others.

M.A. in French: What is it About?

This course offers to eligible candidates:

  • specialization in French language, literature and culture.
  • Choice from among a variety of subjects, namely:
  1. Art.
  2. History.
  3. Tourism.
  4. Business.
  5. Translation.
  6. Contemporary French society.
  7. One additional foreign language (Italian/Spanish/German/Arabic).
  8. French grammar and other aspects of it as it is necessary for smooth functioning of course.

Top Institutes offering M.A. in French

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees (INR)
University of LucknowLUCKNOWINR 60,000
Garden City UniversityBANGALOREINR 1,20,000
The IIS UniversityJAIPURINR 37,580
Jawaharlal Nehru University -NEW DELHIINR 367
University of CalcuttaKOLKATAINR 1,694
Osmania UniversityHYDERABADINR 2,245
Pondicherry UniversityPONDICHERRYINR 11,725
Amity UniversityNOIDAINR 2,32,000
Banaras Hindu UniversityVARANASIINR 2,907
OPJS UniversityCHURUINR 17,600
Jiwaji UniversityGWALIORINR 6,240
University of RajasthanJAIPURINR 3,285
Goa UniversityNORTH GOAINR 10,535
Madurai Kamaraj UniversityMADURAIINR 3,690
University of MadrasCHENNAIINR 3,578
Panjab UniversityCHANDIGARHINR 15,065
Karnatak UniversityDHARWADINR 3,570
Bangalore UniversityBANGALOREINR 5,820
Chandernagore Goverment CollegeCHANDANNAGARINR 1,285
Kanchi Mamunivar Centre For Post Graduate StudiesPONDICHERRYINR 11,725

Eligibility for M.A. in French

Candidates aspiring for admission to the course are required to fulfil the following minimum eligibility criteria.

  • Graduationcompleted in any stream, from a recognized educational Board.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the level of graduation.
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M.A. in French: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course in India admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test, followed by a subsequent round of counselling. The round of counselling consists of two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined.

Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

Some such entrance exams are:

  • IGNOU Entrance Exam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University Entrance Exam
  • University of Madras Entrance Exam
  • Panjab University Entrance Exam
  • Alagappa University Entrance Exam
  • Andhra University Entrance Exam
  • Assam University Entrance Exam
  • Berhampur University Entrance Exam
  • Goa University Entrance Exam
  • University of Pune Entrance Exam
  • Gujarat University Entrance Exam
  • Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam
  • Guru Nanak Dev University Entrance Exam
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University Entrance Exam
  • Lucknow University Entrance Exam
  • Agra University Entrance Exam
  • Banaras University Entrance Exam
  • Shivaji University Entrance Exam
  • Sikkim Manipal University Entrance Exam
  • Lovely Professional University Entrance Exam
  • Patna University Entrance Exam
  • University of Burdwan Entrance Exam
  • Osmania University Entrance Exam
  • Bangalore University Entrance Exam
  • University of Mumbai Entrance Exam
  • Barkatullah University, Bhopal Entrance Exam
  • Tata institute of social sciences Entrance Exam
  • Amity University Entrance Exam
  • Annamalai University Entrance Exam
  • Madurai Kamraj University Entrance Exam
  • Mangalore University Entrance Exam
  • University of Calicut Entrance Exam

M.A. in French: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester I

Semester II

History of French Literature 19th CenturyHistory of 20th Century French Literature
Introduction to LinguisticsHistory of France
French Novel & French PoetryFrench Drama
Use of FrenchOrigin of Literature in French
Introduction to Literary Analysis of Fiction and PoetryEvolution of French poetry and Novel as genre
Linguistic Approach to TranslationComparative Literature

Semester III

Semester IV

Study of Literary Schools or MovementsM.A. dissertation
Didactic of French as a foreign languageViva-voce
Canadian LiteratureIntroduction to Francophone Literature
History of Art in FranceInterpretative theory of Translation : New approaches to Translation based on the theory of Interpretation
Introduction to Translation Studies-

M.A. in French: Career Prospects

Popular areas of employment for such postgraduates include:

  • teaching jobs in school and colleges.
  • diplomatic positions
  • translation services
  • freelancing
  • tourism
  • entertainment
  • embassies
  • Public Relation & mass communication
  • publishing
  • social work
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • travel industry
  • library service
  • philosophy
  • telecommunications
  • international organizations.

Such professionals are required in:

  • Food and agriculture organization
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • United Nations Organization
  • Reserve Bank of India.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
TranslatorTranslators language-wise change data from one language into another language. Translators work in spoken or sign language, composed or written language. They speak, read, and write fluently in at least two languages, including English and one or more others. Also, they relay the style and tone of the original language, and manage work schedules to meet deadlines.4,02,092
Foreign Language TeachersForeign Language Teachers instruct candidates to speak, grasp, and write in a foreign language. They also provide instruction in a specific culture, and mostly give information about the literature of other countries where the language is spoken.4,20,000
Tourist GuideTourist Guides are in charge of helping individuals visit new regions. They ordinarily make special trips with groups of tourists to show them tourist spots and help them visit popular areas.6,00,333
Air Hostesses or Flight AttendantAir hostesses are in charge of thousands of people’s travel experiences and safety every week. Their duties run from demonstrating safety procedures, to serving meals and drinks to passengers. Some even enable apprehensive travelers to unwind, for example, when turbulence is high.6,00,100
Freelance WriterA Freelance Writer is in charge of writing articles or books, on project basis or freelance basis. A Freelance Writer ordinarily reports to an altering administrator or the central Editorial Manager.2,43,264

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