12 months
23520 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The French programme of the University of Glasgow offers a broad spectrum of expertise and supervision from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period, on poetry, the novel, theatre and performance studies, language studies, cultural studies, theory and thought, and visual cultures including emblems, fine art and cinema.


Why this programme

The French programme of the University of Glasgow is part of a thriving School of Modern Languages and Cultures, with a lively research environment and postgraduate community.  Staff produce world-leading research both within specialist fields of French and Francophone Studies, through transcultural, comparative work with colleagues from other languages across the School, and in more wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaborations across the College of Arts (English Literature, History, History of Art, Film, Digital Humanities, Philosophy, Theology) and College of Social Sciences (Politics, Education, Sociology, Economic History).

Many of the research staff in French at Glasgow hold key roles in subject associations, national and international networks, and are involved as editors or editorial board members with some of the leading journals in the field, such as French Cultural Studies, Paragraph, European Comic Art and Forum for Modern Language Studies.

Programme Structure

Research areas

We would welcome proposals from any area of French studies, but particular research strengths include:

  • Contemporary French history and society
  • Francophone African and Caribbean literature and visual culture
  • Medieval literature and culture, and its relations to present day culture
  • Text/Image Studies, particularly emblems and Bandes dessinées
  • 19th and 20th-century literature including poetry
  • Philosophical and theoretical approaches to literature and film
  • Gender studies
  • Translation (practice and theory)
  • Medical humanities, and the relationship between literature and science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level
  • Final or current degree transcripts including grades (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Two references on headed paper and signed by the referee
  • Research proposal, CV, samples of written work as per requirements for each subject area

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23520 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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