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French PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 7 French PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Studying a PhD in French opens up a world of opportunities for those passionate about the French language and its rich cultural heritage.

What's it like to study a PhD in French?

Embarking on a PhD in French allows you to delve deep into the language, literature, and culture of France. You will have the chance to explore a wide range of topics, from classic French literature to contemporary French cinema, from linguistic analysis to cultural studies.

During your PhD journey, you will work closely with experienced supervisors who will guide and support you in your research. You will have the opportunity to engage in critical analysis, develop your own research questions, and contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the field. You may also have the chance to attend conferences and present your research to fellow scholars, further enhancing your academic profile.

Entry requirements for a PhD in French

To pursue a PhD in French, you will typically need a strong academic background in French language and literature. Most universities require a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, although a Masters degree may also be required. Proficiency in the French language is essential, as you will be conducting research and writing your thesis in French.

PhD in French funding options

Funding for PhDs in French may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in French careers

A PhD in French opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Many graduates go on to become university professors, teaching and researching French language, literature, and culture. Others find employment in the fields of translation and interpretation, publishing, journalism, or cultural management. The ability to speak and understand French is highly valued in international organizations, diplomatic services, and tourism industries.

Moreover, a PhD in French equips you with valuable transferable skills such as critical thinking, research methodology, and effective communication. These skills are highly sought after in various sectors, including education, research, publishing, and the arts.

Studying a PhD in French is not only intellectually stimulating but also opens doors to a wide range of exciting career prospects. Whether you aspire to become a renowned scholar, a language professional, or an expert in French culture, a PhD in French will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a significant impact in your chosen field.

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The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers research strengths and opportunities for PhD supervision across all periods of French and Francophone literature and visual culture, French thought and modern French history and politics. Read more

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Mary Immaculate College (MIC) offers a diverse suite of postgraduate programmes in Education to masters and doctoral level. Be part of an innovative and creative learning environment with student supports, graduate skills training and a range of financial supports. Read more

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Join a stimulating research culture within the Department of Modern Languages, and benefit from our dedicated facilities for Translation Studies research including access to specialist software and an excellent collection of library resources, including e-resources. Read more

Modern Languages - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

The Department of Modern Languages is home to internationally renowned researchers in a range of European and world languages and cultures. Read more
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