University of Reading

University of Reading


Research 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. Please see our website for further course information:

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: 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 Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 4 Years

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University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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