3 PhD Programs in French

Research-based doctorate or PhD programs are advanced graduate-level education programs. This is the highest degree level available and generally requires students to first hold a master’ degree. What is a PhD in French? A program in French at the doctorate level generally expects students to learn and have skills in the language that are comparable to a native speaker by the end of the prog… Read more

Research-based doctorate or PhD programs are advanced graduate-level education programs. This is the highest degree level available and generally requires students to first hold a master’ degree.

What is a PhD in French? A program in French at the doctorate level generally expects students to learn and have skills in the language that are comparable to a native speaker by the end of the program. Students in a program usually study all aspects of the language, including grammar, pronunciation, history, dialects and culture. Programs may allow students to specialize in areas that include literature, history, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and performance. Students work towards producing a research project that showcases what has been studied in a program. Most programs will expect students’ final projects to make some major contribution to the field.

After completing a program, students should have the skills to help others learn the language and to write and communicate in French. In addition, students will have gained research, leadership and management skills that can be used in future careers.

The cost of a PhD program varies. Students generally define their program through their research studies, which can affect costs. Students should get pricing estimates from their school.

Upon graduation, a person may choose to continue working in teaching or research. Graduates may also decide to become teachers at lower levels or to work in French-speaking countries as a teacher. Other career options include teaching the language to non-native speakers and working in French-speaking countries. Career opportunities may also be available with government agencies or working with non-profits on international projects. Students may also work in publishing, editing or writing.

If you want to study the French language in-depth, then you should consider earning a PhD in French. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton, Canada

It is an interdisciplinary program of four years, organized around literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world, including France. We invite candidates with a traditi ... +

It is an interdisciplinary program of four years, organized around literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world, including France. We invite candidates with a traditional master's degree in French studies, as well as candidates whose course has been less typical, provided that their file meets the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
French
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Prague 5, Czech Republic

This doctoral program is advertised for the classroom and distance learning. Anyone who is interested in the fields of classical and modern German philosophy, the French philo ... +

This doctoral program is advertised for the classroom and distance learning. Anyone who is interested in the fields of classical and modern German philosophy, the French philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries, German and French phenomenology as well as the current international reception of these philosophies can apply, and the conditions of admission (required documents see below) fulfill. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
German, French
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

On a more advanced level (Doctoral studies) students are encouraged to collaborate with us in our fields of expertise, i.e. the Contemporary French Novel, Autobiography; Conte ... +

On a more advanced level (Doctoral studies) students are encouraged to collaborate with us in our fields of expertise, i.e. the Contemporary French Novel, Autobiography; Contemporary French Theatre and Francophone Literature in order develop their capacities for research and critical thought. The French Department’s Doctoral Degree is designed for dedicated researchers and mainly consists of a dissertation. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus