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Études Francophones: Afriques Multiples, Master of Arts (M.A.)

The University of Bayreuth offers the Master of Romance Studies Études Francophones: Africques Multiples, the concept of which is unique in Germany. This Master's programme focuses on French as a language and as a medium of cultures and literatures in Francophone countries in Africa (West and Central Africa, Maghreb, Indian Ocean) and America (USA, Canada and Caribbean). Students choose either linguistics or literary studies and specialise in digital language/literature studies or practical specialisations.

I am absolutely satisfied with my choice to study Romance Studies (Etudes Francophones) in Bayreuth! You get great support here, the lecturers are always available and actively support you. Highly recommendable. You also have many opportunities to go abroad. Since the focus is on Africa and Canada, there is a good network for study visits there. I recommend it to anyone who finds French in the world exciting and wishes to study it from a linguistic and literary perspective.

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L'Université de Bayreuth propose le Master Études francophones: Afriques Multiples, dont le concept est unique en Allemagne. Ce programme de Master se concentre sur le français en tant que langue et support de cultures et de littératures dans les pays francophones d'Afrique (Afrique de l'Ouest et centrale, Maghreb, Océan Indien) et d'Amérique (USA, Canada et Caraïbes). Dans un premier temps, les étudiants doivent suivre des enseignements en littérature et en linguistique, puis dans un second temps qui correspond à la phase de spécialisation, ils peuvent choisir entre les études linguistiques/littéraires numériques, ou des orientations pratiques.
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This degree programme is taught in French.

Good knowledge of French is an essential prerequisite to successfully completing the degree programme. Proof of French language proficiency at C1 level or equivalent is required for admission. Proof of German language proficiency at A1 level or equivalent is required for admission. For detailed information, please see the German or the French version of the study programme site.

Any more questions? Please contact the coordinator of the degree programme.

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Prof. Dr. Ute FendlerChair of Romance & Comparative Literature

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3567
Office: Room 1.17, Building Geisteswissenschaften I (GW I)
Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth 

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