The MA Program in French Studies can be completed within one year. There are three different routes to meeting the requirements of the Program, each designed to allow you to adapt your studies to your needs. You can choose the thesis option, research paper option, or courses-only option. You can also decide when to start your studies – be it in September or January – and whether to pursue them on a full-time or a part-time basis. Finally, the University of Waterloo offers very attractive financial aid packages in the form of scholarships and bursaries as well as in the form of teaching and research assistantships; this could enable you not only to subsidize a large part of your studies but also to gain experience in your field.