Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a relevant discipline. IELTS 6.5 required by applicants whose first language is not English. An MA in a relevant discipline can also be helpful in some areas.


Months of entry


Course content

The French Section specialises in the following areas of French studies where it can offer supervision: cinema studies, environmental politics, social movements, public policy analysis, women and society, women and politics, feminism, issues of work, consumption and social cohesion, contemporary intellectual debates, contemporary French thought, twentieth-century literary studies, existentialism (especially Sartre), Hervé Guibert and Aids Writing in France, men and masculinity and gender studies related to France, gay and lesbian studies.

Compulsory research practice course to be attended.

Department specialisms

See General Programme Details

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 required by applicants whose first language is not English, University orientation programme, School Induction and social/welcome event. Overseas students will be required to pay fees. Contact the administrator for details. A deposit may also be required.

Fees and funding

University, University research studentships, AHRC,

Qualification and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Mrs Sarah Davey
0115 848 6335