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Bangor University: French and Francophone Studies

Institution Bangor University View institution profile
Department School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Study type Research


The School of Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in French Studies (three years full-time; six years part-time). The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.

Research Areas Our academic staff in French Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics, a selection of which are listed below:

  • Race, immigration and national identity in France

  • French cinema

  • Cultural representations of the banlieues

  • Multiculturalism and humour in France

  • Contemporary French politics

  • French Travel Writing

  • Urban Cultures

  • Theories of Space

  • Transnationalism

  • Bande dessinée

  • Adaptation from/into literature, film, comic art and theatre

  • Cultural representations of Brittany

  • Theories of ‘voice’ in French-language literature and film

Co-supervision of comparative topics within the School can also be offered.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Bangor University


About Bangor University
Bangor University offers an experience unlike any other, based between the mountains and the sea in north Wales, let the stunning backdrop inspire you whilst the facilities impress you. A vibrant, convenient and student-centred place to study, the size and friendly nature of the University is why many students choose to study here.

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