We normally require either a good honours degree or a Masters degree in a relevant subject. If it has been some time since your first degree we also give weight to other evidence of your research potential and to your work experience. If you want to do research in a subject other than that of your first degree, or if you have been out of formal higher education for a number of years, you may consider that the School's MA Programme would be a better first step than applying directly to do a research degree.
Months of entry
January, September, April
Students are an important element of the research community. Emphasis is placed on regular supervision, with a director of studies supported by one or two other staff members in a supervisory team.
All students undertake research training in their first year, and are encouraged to participate in the extensive programme of seminars, conferences and colloquia run by the various research groups.
Contemporary, Urban Culture, French Theatre, Performance Francophone studies, 19th/20th Century Literature: Thought, Artistic and Literary Avant Garde, Relationship between text and image, France within a contemporary European context, Developing ICT and language learning, Japanese religions, Spain: immigration, language acquisition, interculturality, Spanish Translation, Literature, Cinema, History of Sexuality.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum: IELTS 7.0; TOEFL paper-based 600; TOEFL computer-based 250+; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade A or B.
Fees and funding
Funding opportunities can be found at: Finance
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Nicole Pohl
- +44 (0) 1865 484998