University of Manchester

University of Manchester

French Studies

Research covers a wide range of areas: From medieval manuscripts to 20th-century women's writing; from culture and society to history of the book; from classical theatre to contemporary cinema and dance.

Entry requirements

A Master's, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training; a research proposal must be included with the formal application materials; overall IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 100 (internet-based test).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees) 36 months
PhD Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months
MPhil Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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