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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

France Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The PhD degree allow you to pursue a research topic in depth and produce a substantial thesis. Students spend the first half of the degree programme doing preliminary research and writing two essays on their chosen field of study, while following a taught course according to their specialisation. They then write a dissertation, on a topic agreed with their supervisor. Language, to us, is inseparable from culture. As such, we encourage you to think broadly and explore the implications of language in a wider perspective. Our research expertise covers a wide range of areas including: adaptation studies; contemporary politics and institutions; film studies; Francophone and post-colonial studies; French thought; literature from the Middle Ages to the present day; self-writing; translation studies; word and image; word and music.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 3 years | JAN

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2018-19 is £4,260. There will be slight increases in 2019-20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

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