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

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Department offers supervision for MPhil and PhD (both full-time and part-time) in a wide range of disciplines within the area of French Studies. We have specialists in the Medieval period, the Renaissance and Early Modern period, as well as a broad range of research expertise in the Modern period, including literary studies, film studies, francophone and post-colonial studies, critical theory and cultural studies, political history and cultural history, sociolinguistics, conversation analysis and translation studies, gender and feminist studies. We also offer joint PhDs with other departments in the School and collaborate closely with the Centre for Critical Theory.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Cultures, Languages & Area Studies web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5917