Masters Scholarship in French Literature at Miami College

School year 2023-24

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1, 2023

The UFR of modern literature and French culture Miami University (Oxford, Ohio, USA) invites gifted and motivated students of all backgrounds to apply for the Masters in French Letters. The program lasts two years and its students receive a living stipend of about $15,330 per year. The university pays almost all (93%) of the tuition fees and the university services help foreign students to complete the formalities to obtain the required visa.

Respected worldwide for their intellectual work, UFR’s professors of French, Italian and Classical Studies in Miami take a multidisciplinary approach to literary analysis. Our most recent publications deal with gender, cinema, comics, racism and the relationship between literature and philosophy, among other things.

We are particularly looking for candidates who wish to teach literature at a secondary or university level. One of the advantages of our master’s is the access to employment at the American university, where the number of posts and working conditions are often better than in France and where French-speaking nationals have a clear advantage in the French literature departments. After earning their masters, our graduates can apply for high school teaching positions or enroll in doctoral programs at elite American universities such as Cornell, Harvard, NYU, Princeton, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, where our alumni have received scholarships (which are paid their full school fees and a monthly stipend).

Our students complete a two-year course while teaching French courses. Within a dynamic and international intellectual team, they take part in professionalization workshops and benefit from a rich program of conferences and seminars throughout the year. In summer you have the opportunity to take part in our exchange program at the UB Dijon. Miami University is located in Oxford, a cute little university town near Cincinnati, Ohio’s second largest city, with a thriving cultural life and a vibrant downtown.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have studied French literature, comparative literature, English, philosophy or similar courses. Our alumni come from all over the world, including France (Dijon, Paris, Lyon), Australia, Canada, Iran, Macedonia, Pakistan, Switzerland and Turkey.

The application documents must be submitted before January 1, 2023 and include (1) an online file, (2) translations of university certificates, (3) an essay or excerpt from the dissertation (5 to 15 pages) that describes your literary and cultural critical skills and proficiency in French, (4) two letters of recommendation, and (5) a cover letter. Citizens of non-English speaking countries must demonstrate excellent English language skills (written and spoken) by achieving a minimum score on one of these three tests: 110 on Duolingo; 80 on TOEFL; 6.5 in IELTS.

For application submission information, see these links and italian-classics/academics/french/masters-in-french/index.html

For more information please contact Dr. Audrey Wasser, Professor and Director of the Masters Program, at [email protected]

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