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MPhil French Studies

UK

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What will I learn?

Programme description

Our MPhil French Studies programme will enable you to undertake original research in one of a wide range of areas.

French Studies at Manchester is home to a thriving community of postgraduate researchers, who conduct research across the broad spectrum of French and Francophone Studies.

They form part of our wider network of specialists, whose research spans a diverse range of areas, from early modern theatre, animal studies, and colonial literature to popular music and contemporary cinema.

Our staff have also secured major research grants, including AHRC funding for 'Queer Cinema from Spain and France: The Translation of Desire and the Formation of Transnational Queer Identities' (2012-15) and previously for 'Post-Colonial Negotiations: Visualising the Franco-Algerian Relationship in the Post-War Period' (with Durham University).

Our research culture is further enhanced by our annual programme of research seminars, comprising visiting speakers and researcher-led workshops.

We provide a supportive and welcoming forum for all our postgraduates, fostering the knowledge and equipping them with the skills needed to ensure success within their chosen research field.

Teaching and learning

The MPhil is suitable for students who wish to undertake original research over a shorter period than the PhD. It involves one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

A satisfactory MPhil topic is one that a suitably qualified and properly supervised student can bring to completion within the permitted timeframe.

Please note that all MPhil students are required to undertake research training as part of their MPhil programme.

Coursework and assessment

Your research will normally be supervised by two members of staff at the University. Your supervisors will most likely be members of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, but if your research requires it, we may arrange for supervision by someone outside the School.

Supervisory arrangements at Manchester are governed by a Code of Practice which is available on the University's website.

Regular meetings will be held with the supervisors, and details of each of the meetings will be recorded.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,500.00 (US$ 25,220) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students require A Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and a UK Master's degree with an overall average of 65% or higher, with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or its international equivalent) in a related subject. Students whose first language is not English require one of the following: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component, or a TOEFL score of 600 paper-based test or 100 internet-based test, or a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 70 overall with 70 in the writing component, or an overall Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III grade of Merit with Merit in the writing component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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