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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

French at Glasgow offers a broad spectrum of expertise and supervision from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period, on poetry, the novel, theatre and performance studies, language studies, cultural studies, theory and thought, and visual cultures including emblems, fine art and cinema.


French at Glasgow is part of a thriving School of Modern Languages and Cultures, with a lively research environment and postgraduate community. Staff produce world-leading research both within specialist fields of French and Francophone Studies, through transcultural, comparative work with colleagues from other languages across the School, and in more wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaborations across the College of Arts (English Literature, History, History of Art, Film, Digital Humanities, Philosophy, Theology) and College of Social Sciences (Politics, Education, Sociology, Economic History).

Many of the research staff in French at Glasgow hold key roles in subject associations, national and international networks, and are involved as editors or editorial board members with some of the leading journals in the field, such as French Cultural Studies, Paragraph, European Comic Art and Forum for Modern Language Studies.

We would welcome proposals from any area of French studies, but particular research strengths include:

  • Contemporary French history and society
  • Francophone African and Caribbean literature and visual culture
  • Medieval literature and culture, and its relations to present day culture
  • Text/Image Studies, particularly emblems and Bandes dessinées
  • 19th and 20th-century literature including poetry
  • Philosophical and theoretical approaches to literature and film
  • Gender studies
  • Translation (practice and theory)
  • Medical humanities, and the relationship between literature and science.

Thesis length: 30,000-40,000 words (including references and bibliography).

A Master of Philosophy (Research) requires you to undertake a postgraduate course of special study and research that represents a distinct contribution to knowledge.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,400per year

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University information

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University of Glasgow

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  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 49 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    194 91%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%



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