Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
You should have near-native speaker competence in French.
You will need to submit a research proposal as part of your application. Further information on this is available here:
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
In the very first Research Assessment Exercise, French was one of the few units to be awarded a star. It has constantly maintained its high standing: in RAE (2008), 85% of research in French was rated 'of international significance or better'.
French offers supervision in any area of French cultural studies, including literary and linguistic studies from the Middle Ages to the present day; Francophone (including Francophone Belgian) and postcolonial studies; autobiography; word and image; word and music; cinema; contemporary politics and institutions; history of the book.
Centre d'etudes Francophones Belges.
Staff: 13, PhD students: eleven.
Students are required to follow the course in Theory and Methods of Literary Study. For interdisciplinary topics, another appropriate course will also be prescribed (eg Computing and Statistics for Historians). All candidates will also follow a course of research training, which includes bibliographic skills, project development, dissertation and thesis writing.
Computing facilities, common room and section library are available to students. Students also have access to the University Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the library of the Institut Francais d'Ecosse.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013