Research course

French and Comparative Studies

University of London Institute in Paris · Department of French and Comparative Studies

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a first degree at Honours level (minimum upper second class, or mention 'assez bien') in a subject relevant to the area of research.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

ULIP welcomes students proposing to undertake a University of London research degree in Humanities. Students join the Department of French & Comparative Studies, home to a thriving group of postgraduate students as well as academic staff specialising in a number of fields from North-African relations to French and Francophone literature, cinema and culture as well as Translation Studies.

A student's planned research topic must be on a theme for which the Institute has a qualified supervisor. We strongly advise prospective research students to contact ULIP to organise an informal discussion with a prospective supervisor.

Postgraduate research students benefit from designated space and use of computer facilities on the fourth floor of the ULIP building. All postgraduate students have full access to ULIP's Learning Resources Centre which combines a library with computing and other facilities. Students can access an array of print and electronic resources, as well as seek guidance on how to make effective use of the numerous and varied research resources across Paris. The Learning Resources Centre Manager is on-hand to offer LRC inductions to new Research Students.

Department specialisms

Translation; Contemporary France; French Literature; Post-colonialism; Gender Studies; The Avant-Gardes in Paris; North-African writing; Surrealism; Paris History and Culture

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr Anna-Louise Milne
+33 (0)1 44 11 73 83