Research course


Newcastle University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
MLitt by research

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Join us for your MLitt in French.

Our research staff work in diverse fields. This ranges from sociocultural, historical and political studies to film and literature, linguistics and sociolinguistics.

We offer expert supervision in the following research areas of French studies:

  • Contemporary women's writing (Dr Henry-Tierney; Prof Jordan; Dr Robson)
  • Linguistics (Dr Hall) and in particular French syntax (Prof Mackenzie)
  • Sociolinguistics, language variation, language change (Dr Hall)
  • French and Algerian cinema (Prof Austin, Dr Leahy)
  • 19th to 21st century French and Francophone literature (Prof Harkness, Prof Jordan, Dr El Maizi)
  • Gender studies (Prof Harkness, Dr Henry-Tierney; Prof Jordan; Dr Robson)
  • Cultural Gerontology/Ageing Studies (Prof Jordan)
  • Postcolonial cultures (Prof Austin, Dr El Maizi)
  • Translation (Dr Henry-Tierney)
  • Trauma and culture (Prof Austin, Dr Robson)
  • Visual culture (Prof Jordan, Dr Jein)
  • Urban Humanities: French urban cultures of the modern and contemporary period (Dr Jein)
  • 19th and early 20th-century French labour history, especially the role of women (Dr Salin)
  • Language learning and teaching in higher education (Dr Salin).

Find out more about our research staff

You'll benefit from the School's strong links with interdisciplinary research centres and groups, including:

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Modern Languages
+44 (0) 191 208 5867