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UCL has a renowned tradition in both teaching and research in French dating back to the foundation of the college in 1826 and continuing to the present day. UCL was the first university in the country to create a chair of French and this was one of the first chairs of any modern language to be established. Students with a doctorate from the Department of French at UCL share in this reputation for high quality scholarship and research.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Overview

Research may be undertaken in any aspect of French and Francophone studies, from the medieval period to the present. The department encompasses a vast array of expertise and a great variety of approaches to the study of French and Francophone literature and culture.

Research areas

  • Literary theory – psychoanalysis, deconstruction, postcolonialism; film; relations between literature and the visual, between literature and philosophy, between literature and medicine; gender; intertextuality; the theory and practice of translation; contemporary French politics.

Funding

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Recent graduates have used their knowledge to work in the fields of research, curatorship, the BBC, the BFI, advertising and the film industry.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) at UCL provides a rich research environment for students of French and Francophone culture within an interdisciplinary context. Students can draw on expertise from across the university, in particular from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Social and Historical Sciences, the School of European Languages and CUltures, and the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry.

Students are supported by a dynamic research culture, a stimulating environment, and excellent opportunities for research training. The school and the french department house numerous seminars and guest lectures and researchers have access to world-class libraries not only at UCL but also in the University of London and the British Library.

Student / staff ratios › 52 staff › 120 taught students › 18 research students

Department: School of European Languages, Culture & Society

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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