University of Reading

University of Reading


Researcha areas include: Renaissance poetry and thought; Du Bellay; exile literature; Rimbaud; old Regime politics; Foreign policy; economy and finance; French revolution; British-French relationship; French party politics; especially the Gaullist party; French government, at national and local levels; French politics and society under occupation; Medieval chronicles; Arthurian literature; comparative medieval literature, Breton folklore; French language; 20th century French comparative literature; the Algerian novel in French; Noveau Roman; women's writing; Francophine literature; French liberation and post liberation; gender and politics; war and languages; Medieval French language and Occitan literature; lyric poetry; Didactic literature; cinema adaptation; 19th-20th century culture of the Midi; 20th century literature and drama; the writing of Samuel Beckett; intersections between literature and philosophy (especially Gilles Deleuze); literature and religion; literature and music.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in French language and culture, or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field; this should be combined with a good understanding of written French.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

Postgraduate admissions
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0118 378 5289