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French and Francophone Studies PhD/MPhil

Course Info

  • Institution
  • Destination
    United Kingdom
  • Intakes
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Fee
    £ 12,500 / Year


The School of Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in French Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.

Research Areas
Our academic staff in French Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics, a selection of which are listed below:
Race, immigration and national identity in France
French cinema
Cultural representations of the banlieues
Multiculturalism and humour in France
French colonial history or literature
Francophone postcolonial history or literature
Contemporary French politics
French Travel Writing
Urban Cultures
Theories of Space
Memory studies (with a francophone focus)

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