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French Studies


French Studies

180 ECTS - Doctoral

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A doctorate in French Studies takes 3 years of full-time study. Part-time study is available for up to 5 years.

The program is a research study in which the student works independently on his own research. The research project should be 180 ECTS. The program follows the rules of the master's and doctoral programs in the School of Humanities at the University of Iceland.

The aim of the studies

The aim of the PhD-studies in French Studies is to provide doctoral students with the best and most extensive scientific training and preparing research in the field of study both at a university or professionally. It is essential that this training takes into account the background of each student and the field that he wants to specialize in.

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

MA in French studies.

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Students' comments

Dorota Julia Kotniewicz
French Studies - BA

The French programme is so special in my mind because on the one hand there are elments that anyone interested in French would be drawn to, such as translation, grammar or history, and on the other hand, you also get encouragement to get acquainted with topics that you had not bothered with before. While it is certainly a challenge that all the study is done in French, it does not take long to get used to it, and you are starting to think about French in the car on the way home without realizing it. I chose French for a BA degree because I have a passion for languages and literature and now that I am finishing my second year I see that all aspects of the study are intertwined and support what I am most interested in, and give me a deeper understanding of the subject.

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