French is a very popular language. It is spoken in a number of countries and is the official language of many countries in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. As such learning French is very popular with the masses and a lot many students continue their education in French even up to PhD. The present M.Phil program on learning French is a useful one for those eager to learn the intricacies of the language and dwell deeper into the culture, literature and linguistics of the French speaking people in every region.
Eligibility and course duration
Should have a post graduate degree in the French language with at least 55% marks in aggregate. Admissions to the course is through entrance tests and viva voce.
Duration of the course is 2 years.
More about the course
M.Phil French is a 2 years programme, with the first year focusing on the course work, whereas the 2nd year is devoted towards the dissertation project. The dissertation has to be written at the most within 2 years, at the end of which a viva voce is conducted based on the dissertation. The course work is half assessment and half written exam at the end of the 1st year. The topics for course work are research methodology, issues in cultural theory, methodology of teaching a foreign language, literature, education and translation. It's only after passing the exams in the course work are students allowed for writing the dissertation. The dissertation should be a original research work or should be a fresh interpretation of previous work. A few areas for choosing a topic for pursuing research are methodology of foreign language education and its practices, translation theory and practice and so on.
Jobs and opportunities
There are various openings for graduates having an M.Phil degree in French. One can get employed in the tourism industry, chamber of commerce, multinational companies, schools, colleges, embassies and in some of the government departments. One can work as interpreters and translators in many of the MNCs that are mainly from French speaking countries. There are numerous and very good opportunities for teaching French in school and colleges. With global trade picking up and more business likely to enter the country there will greater opportunities for French interpreters and translators. Tourism too is likely to act as boost for this field. Those with M.Phil qualification it is a lot easier for pursuing PhD.
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