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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Research may be undertaken in any aspect of French and Francophone studies, from the medieval period to the present. The department encompasses a vast array of expertise and a great variety of approaches to the study of French and Francophone literature and culture.

The School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) at UCL provides a rich research environment for students of French and Francophone culture within an interdisciplinary context. Students can draw on expertise from across the university, in particular from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Social and Historical Sciences, the School of European Languages and CUltures, and the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry. Students are supported by a dynamic research culture, a stimulating environment, and excellent opportunities for research training. The school and the french department house numerous seminars and guest lectures and researchers have access to world-class libraries not only at UCL but also in the University of London and the British Library.

Department specialisms

Literary theory – psychoanalysis, deconstruction, postcolonialism; film; relations between literature and the visual, between literature and philosophy, between literature and medicine; gender; intertextuality; the theory and practice of translation; contemporary French politics.

Information for international students

See our website for information for international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5060 (FT) £2530 (PT)
International students
£19580 (FT) £9850 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available from our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        60 months
          full time
          36 months

          Course contact details

          Jo Wolff, Admissions Officer

          +44 (0)207 679 3096