French: Second Year Extended Essay - FREN5660

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


The module is an opportunity to embark on extended written analysis of a chosen area of study, related to, but not part of, another stage two French non-language module. It culminates in the presentation of an essay, normally in English, of 6,000 words.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 6

Method of assessment

Extended Essay (6,000 words) – 100%

Indicative reading

This will vary according to the topic chosen

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

- Undertake extensive pieces of analytical and critical writing about French culture and literature;
- Carry out detailed analysis of a French author, cultural theme or works;
- Engage in close reading and critical evaluation of films, literary works or historical texts in French;
- Engage in independent research about French culture and literature;


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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