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French Research, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The department offers research strengths in all periods of French literature, modern French history and politics, Francophone literature and French thought. There are several active research seminars and reading groups in which staff and research students participate.

Overview

The college provides formal, subject-specific training and individual guidance on research methods, writing research proposals, applying for funding and presenting research papers.

Current students are working on topics across the whole range of French literary studies, and many of our recent PhD graduates have gone on successfully to academic posts or postdoctoral fellowships.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      four-six years PT

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Postgraduate training
  • All MPhil/PhD students in their first year who have not studied literary theory are given the opportunity to attend all or part of the MA compulsory module: Reading Theory/Reading Practice, which looks at literary and critical theory through discussion of readings of literary texts, followed by discussions of key polemics and debates in critical theory.
  • The students attend training sessions with specialist librarians at the British Library and the King's Maughan Library.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • 2:1 first degree, usually in French (or in a combined honours degree including French)
  • and a taught master's degree with an overall grade of at least Merit.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19850 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time UK/EU: £2650/year
  • Part time international: £9950/year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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