Birkbeck, University of London
At MPhil/PhD level we aim for students to make the transition into fully fledged, independent academic researchers, with the skills necessary to present their research orally as well as in writing, in addition to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. Such independence is achieved on the basis of a full appreciation of the hallmarks of good scholarship, such as original thought, the proper use of references and background material, appropriate use of methodology and accountable reporting procedures, and it is these priorities that we aim to impart to our students. Once equipped with the generic and discipline-specific tools for carrying out research, you pursue your particular research interests, supported by regular meetings with your supervisor and attendance at MPhil/PhD seminars.
We are able to provide supervision in most aspects of French language, literature and culture, including: the Renaissance; classicism; the Enlightenment; literature from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century; travel literature; the fantastic; literature and the visual arts; literary criticism; gender studies; history of French thought; contemporary literature; French linguistics; bilingualism; French cinema; colonial and contemporary French history. Supervision in interdisciplinary subjects is also possible.
The MPhil thesis is not more than 60,000 words; the PhD thesis is not more than 100,000 words. Both the MPhil and the PhD are assessed by a viva voce examination. The thesis requirements for a practice-based project vary according to the nature of the research and can be discussed with the admissions tutors.
Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. We offer a range of funding opportunities for 2017-2018 entry.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||7 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International)||7 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||January 2019||GBP 11,995 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||January 2019||GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||January 2019||GBP 6,050 per Year 1 (International)||7 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||January 2019||GBP 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||7 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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