We welcome graduate research proposals in all areas of French Studies (broadly defined) in which it has relevant expertise. Please see staff specialisms on the website for details. Doctoral students are first registered for an MPhil and are normally considered for an upgrade to PhD registration within 12 months of full-time enrolment. All students are offered personalised skills development opportunities. The recommended maximum length of a PhD thesis is 80,000 words. PhD theses are normally written in English but may be written in French subject to formal permission.