Research course

French Research

King's College London · Department of French

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 first degree, usually in French (or in a combined honours degree including French), followed by a taught master's degree with an overall grade of at least merit. Applications from candidates with other qualifications may be considered if relevant experience or equivalent qualifications can be demonstrated.

Months of entry


Course content

Our department offers research strengths in all periods of French literature, modern French history and politics, Francophone literature and French thought. There are several active research seminars and reading groups in which staff and research students participate.

We provide formal, subject-specific training and individual guidance on research methods, writing research proposals, applying for funding and presenting research papers.

Current students are working on topics across the whole range of French literary studies, and many of our recent PhD graduates have gone on successfully to academic posts or postdoctoral fellowships.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 20 7848 1649