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Research postgraduate

As the largest French department in the UK, we offer MA by Research and PhD supervision across an exceptionally wide range of areas, including: literature from the medieval period to the present, contemporary French culture, film and visual cultures, francophone literature and politics, French politics and society, popular culture, modern French history, linguistics and translation studies. You will be supervised by a researcher who is working at the cutting edge of his or her field. For details of staff research specialisms, see the ‘People’ section.

French Studies at Leeds offers a vibrant research community, with regular research seminars and workshops and collaboration with research centres within French, the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and across the University of Leeds. We have excellent support for our postgraduates with the resources of the Brotherton Library (including early printed books, newspapers and periodicals) and the opportunities for dialogue and debate provided by the many seminars, workshops and conferences we organise.

We have international links with two partner universities in France: Université de Limoges and Université de Paris 8. As a research postgraduate, you will have the opportunity to undertake an exchange of 3 to 12 months at either university, as part of a postgraduate Erasmus exchange.

For information on fees, entry requirements and how to apply please visit the Research postgraduate admissions page. 

Taught postgraduate

You can pursue your study of French language and culture by taking one of the following taught MA programmes:

For information on individual programmes, how to apply, fees and scholarships please visit the Taught Postgraduate admissions page.   

Funding opportunities

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies offers a range of funding schemes. Most have quite specific eligibility criteria, so it is important that you check their details carefully. A full list of schemes currently available can be found on the Postgraduate scholarships pages

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