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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme description

Our PhD French Studies programme will enable you to carry out a significant piece of in-depth research in an area of interest.

French Studies at Manchester is home to a thriving community of postgraduate researchers who conduct research across the broad spectrum of French and Francophone Studies.

They form part of our wider network of specialists whose research spans a diverse range of areas, from early modern theatre, animal studies, and colonial literature to popular music and contemporary cinema.

Our staff have also secured major research grants, including AHRC funding for 'Queer Cinema from Spain and France: The Translation of Desire and the Formation of Transnational Queer Identities' (2012-15) and previously for 'Post-Colonial Negotiations: Visualising the Franco- Algerian Relationship in the Post-War Period' (with Durham University).

Our research culture is further enhanced by our annual programme of research seminars, comprising visiting speakers and researcher-led workshops.

We provide a supportive and welcoming forum for all our postgraduates, fostering the knowledge and equipping them with the skills needed to ensure success within their chosen research field.

Teaching and learning

The PhD is the major postgraduate research degree. It involves three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study and the preparation of a thesis of not more than 80,000 words that makes a significant contribution to knowledge.

A satisfactory PhD topic is one that a suitably qualified and properly supervised student can bring to completion within the permitted timeframe.

Please note that all PhD students are required to undertake research training as part of their PhD programme.

Coursework and assessment

Your research will normally be supervised by two members of staff at the University. Your supervisors will most likely be members of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, but if your research requires it, we may arrange for supervision by someone outside the School.

Supervisory arrangements at Manchester are governed by a Code of Practice which is available on the University's website.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per year

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 50 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    155 75%

    14th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    39th

    4

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