Find out more about this French Studies research MPhil/PhD degree.
Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures offers an MPhil/PhD in French Studies with guidance from internationally-leading experts. The department promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the French language and francophone culture.
Research and write an 80,000-word thesis on a topic of your choice under the supervision of one or more of our internationally leading experts. Suitable for students with an excellent academic record who already have considerable research skills and a clear idea of their own area of interest for further research.
Before you arrive, you will be matched to one or more of our expert supervisors. During the course, you will meet with them frequently for guidance on the conceptualisation, research and writing of your Dissertation. This will include reading and discussion of draft material, and advice on appropriate skills and career development opportunities.
You will also be expected to participate in the research culture of the School, for example by attending research seminars, and will receive advice on appropriate skills and career development opportunities.
If you intend to apply for competitive funding, early enquiries are advised. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies via the School Office at SMLCOffice@warwick.ac.uk
General entry requirements
2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and preferably a Master’s in a related subject.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
- Band B
- IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course. You will be required to submit a sample of written work and may be invited to an interview.
- Medieval studies
- Renaissance and Early Modern studies
- 18th and 19th century studies
- Twentieth- and twenty-first- century literature
- Philosophy, history and theory
- Contemporary French and francophone literature, film, and thought
- French politics, cultural politics, political thought, and history
- Linguistics, multilingualism and history of the language
- Queer theory
- Holocaust studies
- Critical theory
- Comparative literature, translation and transcultural studies
Full details of our research interestsLink opens in a new window are listed on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.
Find a supervisor
Find your supervisor using the link below and discuss with them the area you'd like to research.
Explore our School of Modern Languages and Cultures Research Directory where you will be able to filter by your chronological, geographical, linguistic and disciplinary interests.
You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is a close-knit community with an excellent reputation for innovative teaching and world-leading research. The School comprises five major sections – French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies (all broadly conceived) and Translation and Transcultural Studies – and a Language Centre offering linguistic training in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
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How to apply
The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.
For research courses that start in September and October 2024 the application deadline for students who require a visa to study in the UK is 2 August 2024. This should allow sufficient time to complete the admissions process and to obtain a visa to study in the UK.
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