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PhD Research

Our Modern Language departments at King’s were ranked ninth in the UK for research power in the most recent Research Excellence Framework so you’ll be taking your PhD with experts in their field.   

As a PhD student you will have the opportunity to be a Graduate Teaching Assistant as well as the chance to spend time abroad at some of our partner universities.  

Based in the centre of London, our location offers access to a variety of galleries, theatres, specialist libraries and resources, including the Institut Français. 

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Duration Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. September to September, January to January or April to April.

MPhil/PhD Research from the Department of French at King's College London.

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Our research strengths

All periods of French and Francophone literature

Postcolonial/Francophone studies especially Quebec and Maghreb

French cinema and visual culture

Modern French thought and contemporary French philosophy

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