King's College London

Course Introduction

Research strengths include all periods of French literature; modern French history; and politics; Francophone literature; and French thought; there are several active research seminars attended by graduate students as well as staff: A medieval seminar, a critical theory seminar and regular departmental seminars; the department provides training and individual guidance on research methods, writing research proposals and applying for funding.

Course Modules

Recent projects include: Medieval Francophone literary culture outside France; deviant speech in the early modern period; Horace in the Eighteenth century; world history as world court: the theatrical origin of human rights; sexuality under the restoration; casts, imprints and traces in modern and contemporary art; the cinematographic imaginary in Proust; a future for Alcibiades: Male Homosexuality after Foucault, Lacan and Bersani; the politics of racism in France; colonial education.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree in French or in a combined Honours degree including French, followed by a taught Master's degree; applications from candidates with other qualifications may be considered if relevant experience or equivalent qualifications can be demonstrated.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £16,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £8,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £16,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £8,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees