Postgraduate research programmes in French Studies
French Studies at Manchester achieved one of the best scores for its field in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. Our research is strongly interdisciplinary, and we run a thriving Centre for Research in the Visual Cultures of the French-Speaking World (CRIVCOF).
PhD students at Manchester are supported by a dynamic research culture and excellent opportunities for research training (http://www.artsmethods.manchester.ac.uk/).
We offer expert PhD supervision across a wide range of areas, sometimes involving collaboration with other departments, including:
- Medieval French and Anglo-Norman language and literature; text editing; manuscript studies (Dr Daron Burrows)
- 19th-century French literature and painting (Dr Peter Cooke)
- Linguistics; pragmatics; semantics; variation/change; discourse/interaction; functional/cognitive linguistics (Prof Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen)
- 19th-century French literature; exoticism in fiction; critical theory; Bernardin de Saint-Pierre; aspects of Enlightenment (Dr Vladimir Kapor)
- French and francophone society and culture, particularly popular music (Dr Barbara Lebrun)
- 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone visual cultures; representations of ethnicity (Dr Joseph McGonagle)
- Discourse markers; context construction; cohesion in discourse; biolinguistics; argumentation theory (Dr Thanh Nyan)
- French popular culture and literature (1870 - present) (Dr Floriane Place-Verghnes)
- Contemporary dance; qualitative audience studies; performance and critical theory; art and science (Prof Dee Reynolds)
- 20th-century French literary and visual culture; post-war French philosophy; Holocaust culture and philosophy (Dr Ursula Tidd)
- French cinema; representations of gender, sexuality and ethnicity and their reception (Dr Darren Waldron)
For further information on individual staff research interests and publications, visit our staff profile pages.
French Studies Recent Thesis Titles
- French Studies MPhil
- French Studies PhD
- Translation and Intercultural Studies PhD
- Translation and Intercultural Studies MPhil
For information on how to apply, fees and funding, and postgraduate study in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, please visit the: