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

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 History of Art.

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Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Degree Qualification
MLitt or PhD

Our Research

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

Supervisors: Dr Glynn Hesketh, Dr Nadia Kiwan, Dr Áine Larkin, 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.

International Applicants


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

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