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    I'm in my final year of an English Literature degree in London and I'm looking at postgraduate study - the Sorbonne offers English and Comparative Literature degrees, but there is literally no information on the website about the content of the courses. Has anyone studied either course and can give me information about what's involved/the intensity of the course/French speaking ability required? Thanks!
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    [QUOTE=NickyJWatkinson;60103451]I'm in my final year of an English Literature degree in London and I'm looking at postgraduate study - the Sorbonne offers English and Comparative Literature degrees, but there is literally no information on the website about the content of the courses. Has anyone studied either course and can give me information about what's involved/the intensity of the course/French speaking ability required? Thanks![/QUOTE


    Firstly, there are several universities called the Sorbonne, I presume you're speaking about Paris Sorbonne (IV), although you could also look at Sorbonne Nouvelle (III) for masters in English and Comparative Literature.

    As an example, here's the brochure for the research masters in 'Etudes Anglophones'. To find these brochures, you need to look under 'L'université' and then 'Les UFR', not in the course catalogue. http://www.paris-sorbonne.fr/IMG/pdf...re-version.pdf

    Unfortunately, I can't tell you about the content or intensity of the course, as I have never studied at any of the Sorbonne universities. But for the language level, I can tell you that French universities ask for C1 level French at Master's level in the humanities, so you would need a very good command of written and spoken French. I don't know if they would be less strict with you given that you're intending to work predominantly in English, but I doubt it.
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    (Original post by NickyJWatkinson)
    I'm in my final year of an English Literature degree in London and I'm looking at postgraduate study - the Sorbonne offers English and Comparative Literature degrees, but there is literally no information on the website about the content of the courses. Has anyone studied either course and can give me information about what's involved/the intensity of the course/French speaking ability required? Thanks!
    Any reason you are especially interested in France?

    I ask because I think there are much better options for studying English Lit in European unis than those you'll find in France. Germany in particular has a very strong research culture in English (especially American) lit, and Scandinavian unis too have a good research community in the area (particularly Denmark, and Sweden). France's research/uni culture seems quite insular and it is not well known for strengths in English lit. It might pay to cast the net a bit wider, unless you have some particular pressing reason for studying in France.
 
 
 
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