DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) FRENCH

Students will be considered for the MPhil/PhD programmes if they satisfy the following criteria:


1. Candidates seeking entry to the MPhil programme should hold a Bachelor’s degree (Upper Second Class Honours or above) in the area they wish to pursue.
2. Candidates seeking entry to the PhD programmes should hold a Master’s degree from an approved university, with a speciality in the area of study.
3. Students may be required to attend an interview prior to being accepted.
4. Students applying for MPhil or PhD degrees must prepare an appropriate research proposal for consideration.


MPhil and PhD students of French are required to pass the following Departmental courses (coursework and examinations):

LITS 6007 Modern Critical Theory
LITS 6690 Methods of Research in Literary Discourse


A candidate for the PhD is required to read for courses totalling a minimum of 9 credits and must pass both coursework and the written examination before submitting the thesis. Students enrolled in the PhD degree must satisfactorily complete at least 3 research seminars.

See General Regulations for all programmes in the Faculty in the Faculty Handbook.

Find out more about research in progress and the titles of some completed postgraduate (MPhil and PhD) theses in French.