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MPhil French Studies
A one-year research degree focusing on French language, history and culture.

MPhil French Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Philosophy
Duration
12 months [Full-time], 24 months [Part-time]
Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to an MPhil. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. 

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

There is no limit on the number of places available.

How to apply
 For details of how to apply, go to: Applying for a postgraduate programme

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MPhil Y Y N N

Programme description

French at Manchester has a long tradition of excellence in research. In the 2014 REF, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Manchester, the unit of assessment that includes French Studies, had more than 70% of research outputs rated at 4* (world leading)/3* (internationally excellent). These results place Modern Languages and Linguistics at Manchester at a highly impressive 3rd out of 57 submissions, nationally, based on research power (calculated by 4* and 3* times number of staff submitted). Research in French Studies covers a wide range: from Early Modern theatre and thought to contemporary cinema, popular music and dance; from culture and society to modern linguistics. The Cluster for Research in Visual Cultures of the French-Speaking World is a focus point for research activity. Numerous major research grants secured by staff include `Queer Cinema from Spain and France: The Translation of Desire and the Formation of Transnational Queer Identities', funded by AHRC 2012-2015, 'Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy' (with University of Glasgow, York St John University and Imperial College London), funded by AHRC 2008-2011 and 'Post-Colonial Negotiations: Visualising the Franco-Algerian Relationship in the Post-War Period' (with University of Durham), funded by AHRC 2008-2011.Staff have also secured numerous grants to support smaller research projects, to complete books or articles or to host visiting researchers from other countries. Research seminars, involving both visiting speakers and discussion of staff and students' current work, further enhance the research culture.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MPhil (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the  School website  for further details.

The School also offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which will be posted on the  School website  as soon as they are available.

Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details on the School website

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Rachel Corbishley
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3559
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/modern-languages/research/postgraduate-research/french-studies/
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