University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

French

We offer supervision for the PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research degrees in most areas of French cultural studies. The PhD and MPhil degrees allow you to pursue a research topic in depth and produce a substantial thesis. The MSc by Research programme is designed to enable students who have taken a first degree in French to specialise in an aspect of French literature or culture which interests them, while acquiring core skills in theories and methods of study applicable to their topic. Students spend the first half of the degree programme doing preliminary research and writing two essays on their chosen field of study, while following a taught course according to their specialisation. They then write a dissertation, on a topic agreed with their supervisor. French at the University of Edinburgh has enjoyed a consistently excellent record in research and publications, confirmed in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, which ranked 55% of our research as world leading or internationally excellent. Language, to us, is inseparable from culture. As such, we encourage you to think broadly and explore the implications of language in a wider perspective. Our research expertise covers a wide range of areas including: - adaptation studies - contemporary politics and institutions. - film studies - Francophone and post-colonial studies - French thought - literature from the Middle Ages to the present day - self-writing - translation studies - word and image - word and music

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Administrator (School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures - Research)
Telephone number: 
01316513988