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MPhil/PhD in French Studies (2020 Entry)

Group of modern languages students



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years


The University of Warwick's Modern Languages and Cultures department offers an MPhil/PhD in French Studies with guidance from an internationally-leading expert. The department, ranked 5th by REF 2014, promotes an interdisciplinary appraoch 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 of our internationally-leading experts. Suitable for students who already have considerable research skills and a clear idea of their own particular area of interest for further research.

Before you arrive you will be matched to one or more of our expert supervisors and during the course you will meet with them frequently for guidance on the conceptualization, research and writing of your Dissertation. This will include reading and discussion of draft material. You will also be expected to participate in the research culture of the School, for example by attending research seminars.

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Medieval studies; Early-Modern studies; Eighteenth-century studies Nineteenth-century studies; Twentieth-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; Post-colonialism; Literary theory; Comparative literature; Translation studies.


Entry requirememts 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and preferably a Master’s in a related subject

English language requirements 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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.