Exploration of French culture and film, literature and poetry, politics, society and philosophy from medieval times to the present day.

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Degree Qualification
MLitt or PhD

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Based in the School of Language, Literature, Film and Visual Culture, our research programmes in French are distinguished for research on twentieth-century literary theory, cultural studies, comparative literature, Francophone studies, Early Modern literature, language-teaching methodology, and medieval studies. We have long-standing links with other programmes, particularly Philosophy, English, Film and Art History.

Our Research

French research is centred on staff research interests and is integrated across research centres, such as:

Supervisors: Dr Nadia Kiwan, Dr Clémence O'Connor, Dr Bruno Tribout, Professor Edward Welch.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

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School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
University of Aberdeen
King's College
AB24 3UB