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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme overview

MPhil: a standalone, one-year (full-time) research degree. Students will undertake their own research project, concluding in the submission of a 25,000 word dissertation. Students may have the option to audit units from our taught Masters courses if they are relevant to their research.

The Department of French is committed to research innovation and excellence in major aspects of French studies. The department has particular strengths in the medieval, early modern period, visual-textual relations, 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century literature, screen and stage adaptations, cultural history and politics. We collaborate extensively with other departments, especially in the fields of visual and literary cultures, conflict and culture, medieval studies, English and comparative literature, and the Centre for the Study of Colonial and Postcolonial Societies.

Each research student is assigned to an academic who works in their proposed area of research or related field, and benefits from the input of a second supervisor who may be from another department, depending on the interdisciplinary nature of the project.

The department is a regional centre for the Group for War and Culture Studies and members of the department are active in a wide range of Faculty of Arts research clusters. A number of our staff are editors of leading journals and active in subject associations. Postgraduate students can benefit from an exchange agreement with the Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d'Ulm), or take an exchange lecturer post at the Université de Bordeaux III.

Research students lead the organisation of a postgraduate seminar series in literary and visual landscapes, and an initiative to edit postgraduate creative writing.

This research degree is also available via distance learning.

Careers

A large number of graduates from this programme develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of French studies; some graduates take up careers in translation or writing for international newspapers.

Application deadline

02 December 2020, 02 August 2021, 02 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 50 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    161 78%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    35th

    2

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