French PhD at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Having completed a research preparation masters degree and agreed your research topic with a supervisor, you will continue your work exploring themes from our wide range of research expertise:

  • Francophone Studies
  • Enlightenment and encyclopédie
  • Post-war french thoughts
  • Migrant writers in Paris
  • The 19th century novel
  • Contemporary French social theory
  • Post-war French society, culture and politics
  • Reception of jazz in inter-war France
  • Politics and the media
  • Political communication
  • Gender, ethnicity, politics and the media in France
  • 20th century literature
  • Travel narratives
  • Urban studies
  • Nineteenth and 20th century poetry
  • Word and image studies
  • French feminism under the Third Republic
  • French senate
  • Interwar French politics and society
  • French constitutional history
  • 18th century writing
  • Feminist and post-structuralist theory
  • Theories of hospitality and the gift
  • Translation theory
  • Translation and philosophy
  • Film studies
Attending research seminars and special lectures will be an important part of your doctoral journey. You will also have the opportunity to deliver papers of your own. The culmination of your work will be a thesis that makes a significant contribution to research in French Studies. The University of Nottingham is one of eight universities making up the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C). The partnership provides funding and training to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. For PhD level study, applicants should hold, or be working towards, a Master's degree in a relevant subject. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element).

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French PhD at University of Nottingham - UCAS