Course Overview

The discipline offers supervision in a wide area of French interests. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential Supervisor and the Head of discipline, and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate.

Programmes Available

MLitt (French), full-time
MLitt (French), part-time
Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have obtained an honours degree in French (Second Class Honours, Grade 1 [or equivalent international qualification ] minimum).

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Professor Jane Conroy
17th-Century Literature, Linguistics, Translation Theory, Travel Literature, Realism & Fantasy.

Mr. Ruadhán Cooke
French Canadian Studies, Commercial French.

Dr. Philip Dine
Decolonisation, History/Sociology of French Sport, Leisure, Rugby. 

Dr. Catherine Emerson
Medieval/15th-Century Literature, History, Olivier de la Marche, Manneken Pis, Illegitimacy 1300-1600.

Dr. Sylvie Lannegrand
Autobiography, 20th-Century Literature, Yves Navarre, Autofiction, Diaries and Identity.

Dr. Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín
Literature/Religion, Jean Sulivan, New Methodologies, CALL/SALL, Internet, French-Canadian Women’s Writing.

Professor Pádraig Ó Gormaile
Québec; Jean Sulivan.

Ms. Ornaith Rodgers
Gender, Scientific French, Language Teaching, New Technologies.

Dr. Maria Scott
19th-Century Literature, Charles Baudelaire, Stendhal, Gender Studies, Critical Theory.

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. (€5,890 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€14,500 p.a. (€14,640 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information


EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy €140.

Contact Us

Ms. Emer O'Flynn
T +353 91 492 397