Research course

French and Francophone Studies

Institution
Bangor University · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

Entry requirements

A good honours degree with the ability to pursue research in a chosen field.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

The School of Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in French Studies. The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.

Research Areas

Our academic staff in French Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics, a selection of which are listed below:

  • Race, immigration and national identity in France
  • French cinema
  • Cultural representations of the banlieues
  • Multiculturalism and humour in France
  • Contemporary French politics
  • French Travel Writing
  • Urban Cultures
  • Theories of Space
  • Transnationalism
  • Bande dessinée
  • Adaptation from/into literature, film, comic art and theatre
  • Cultural representations of Brittany
  • Theories of ‘voice’ in French-language literature and film.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.

Information for international students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
cahb.pg@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 382085