Language(s) of instruction: English

Length of study: 2 years

Course Location:Université Paris Cité

Degree awarded: Master’s degree in English Studies: Early Modern Studies

Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study. This is a selective program. Applications include transcripts, a CV, a cover letter and the outline of a research project, as well as a letter of support from one of the faculty members from the English department (who agrees to supervise the research project and has validated it).

Language pre-requisites: Near native fluency in English (C1/C2 level)

Course overview

Unique in France, taught entirely in English, this MA program is dedicated to French and international students interested in an innovative, diachronic approach of a central period for understanding Western modernity. The program provides solid grounding in early modern history, literature and visual arts. Our selective MA trains future specialists of the period running from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Romanticism in the English-speaking world and prepares them for a wide range of research and cultural professions in this field. The students of this program receive a rich and versatile range of interdisciplinary skills that will help them become not only sought-after specialists of the period, but also good analysts of the contemporary period and its challenges, which they will be able to better understand in the light of the history of ideas and mentalities.

The program opens to internship possibilities, as well as specific international mobility opportunities with the University of Liverpool’s “Center for Eighteenth Century Worlds”. Our theoretical teaching is completed by practical workshops involving museums, libraries and cultural institutions in Paris. Our students will be able to continue their studies with a PhD project that can be part of an international co-supervision (cotutelle), move towards professions in the fields of culture and heritage related to the period, or undertake competitive national examinations such as the “agrégation d’anglais”.

Skills and competencies developed
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Gaining a deeper knowledge of the literatures, cultures, histories, and visual arts of the English-speaking world
  • Expertise in early modern literature, history and visual arts (16th-18th centuries)
  • Ability to mobilize analytical tools and develop content (written, oral, visual) related to major issues involving English language, literature and culture.

The admissions procedures may differ according to your status.

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Administrative Coordinator
Ms. Murielle Guillemont
Pedagogical Coordinator
Prof. Ladan NIASYESH