The completion of the PhD French thesis, offered at The University of Cambridge, is generally expected to take three to four years, and most funding is based on this assumption. It is also possible to take a part-time route through research degrees, and the expected timeframe would be five years.
The important notion of "original" can be defined in a number of ways, but basically the thesis should represent a significant contribution to learning, through the discovery of new knowledge, or through the connection of previously unrelated facts, or the development of new theory, or the revision of older views, or some combination of these different criteria.
At the end of a PhD course, students will have produced a piece of extended original research, of publishable or near publishable quality.
They will have obtained:
- expert knowledge of a particular field of French studies;
- knowledge of the methodology or methodologies appropriate to their field;
- a set of research skills appropriate to their field;
- the ability to produce scholarly writing in English of a sufficiently high standard; and
- an appropriate set of transferable skills, such as work planning and time management.
- Thesis / Dissertation
- Annual progress interviews constitute a system for the formal monitoring by the Degree Committee of the progress of all students working towards a PhD. Termly progress interviews take place in the fourth year of the PhD.
- Postgraduate students are admitted in the first instance for a probationary period during which they are not registered as a candidate for the PhD degree.
- The first-year interview is the context in which registration as a candidate for the PhD is formally considered.
- Satisfactory progress is a condition for being registered as a doctoral student and for remaining on the register.
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
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- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
- Research proposal
- Sample of work
- Language attainments certificates
- Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Distinction).
- If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
International25758 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25758 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
- National: £5,306
- International: £15,454
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