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The American College of the Mediterranean

Master of Arts in French Studies (MAFS)

The American College of the Mediterranean, 13604 Aix-en-Provence


An American University Experience in the Heart of the Mediterranean


27, Place de l’Universite BP 30970
13604 Aix-en-Provence, France



The Master of Arts in French Studies (MAFS) at The American College of the Mediterranean is a one-year program that offers students the unique opportunity to earn an American MA degree in France. Situated in Aix-en-Provence near the Mediterranean coast, ACM's program unites mainland French with the Francophone countries of North Africa, ensuring that students are exposed to the rich diversity of the French language and culture. The MA in French Studies prepares students for a variety of public and private careers in the international sector and provides them with a foundation to continue their education at the doctoral level. Upon completion, graduates of the program will have the capability and tools to teach French in colleges and universities or they may pursue careers in business or government agencies. Candidates for the MA in French Studies can choose to specialize in one of the following tracks: -French and International Studies (FIS): French language for use in international contexts in both the public and private sectors -The Francophone World (FW): Study concentrated on the French language as it is used in other French-speaking countries (North Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean) -Contemporary French Literature (CFL): Traditional curriculum with a focus on more avant-garde literature -Teaching French as a Foreign Language (TFFL): Practicum and analysis Each of these tracks will provide opportunities for students to do coursework in related disciplines such as Art, International Relations, Political Science, History, or Sociology.

Academic Fields
    French Studies.
    French Language and Literature.
    History, General.
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    Master's, MAFS, Master of Arts in French Studies

    Full Time, On-Campus


    master's degree in French studies, French, French language, teaching French as a foreign language (TFFL), European studies, the Mediterranean, Mediterranean Studies, Aix-en-Provence, France, degree abroad, cultures, languages


    With our main campus in Aix-en-Provence, France, and satellite campuses in Spain and Morocco, ACM is the ideal setting for students interested in pursuing their education at an American institution that is dedicated to exploring the important relationship between Western Europe and North Africa. When you choose to participate in one of our graduate degree programs, you are choosing to become part of a unique group of young scholars who challenge the dominant discourses that plague our world today. Students are challenged to disentangle the complexities of racial identity, class struggle, and gender segregation in Europe and North Africa. ACM welcomes students from all backgrounds and identities and encourages them to fully engage in the rich and complicated history of the Mediterranean. Beyond the successful completion of an undergraduate degree, there are no prerequisites specific to the MA in Art History. Successful applicants show how their own interests and talents have led them to their paths of study and growth. The best preparation you can do for your application is to review our website, see what we do, and ask us questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
    Academic Backgrounds
      French Language and Literature.
      French Studies.
      Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
      Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language.
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