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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

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.

Overview

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: 70,000-100,000 words, including references, bibliography and appendices (other than documentary appendices).

A Doctor of Philosophy may be awarded to a student whose thesis is an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, a field of study and normally containing material worthy of publication.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,350per year

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

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    16th

  • 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

    5th out of 50 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    202 98%

    3rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    23rd

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    28th

    9

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