Research course


University of Nottingham · French and Francophone Studies
MA by research

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. For PhD-level study, we would usually expect you to hold, or be working towards, a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA offers a flexible structure for students who wish to undertake postgraduate study in any of the wide range of areas in which we have research expertise: literature from the medieval period to the present; contemporary French culture; society and politics; French thought and critical theory; feminist and gender studies; francophone and postcolonial studies; cinema and the visual arts; linguistics and translation studies. It is an ideal preparation for entry on to a PhD programme, but may equally appeal to students wishing to undertake one year’s postgraduate study. Students agree a programme of study with their supervisor(s) which leads to the preparation of a 30,000-word dissertation. Together with other MA students they also follow a module in Research Skills (generic and subject-specific methodology).

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

Some are administered by the school, others by research bodies to which the school has links, and others by the University and central government sources. These opportunities are often specific to particular degree programmes, or to the fee-status of a student, so it is important to read all related information.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5917