Department of
French and Francophone Studies

Welcome to the Department of French and Francophone Studies

 Female undergraduate student reading, Trent Building, University Park
The Department of French and Francophone Studies is housed in the historic Trent Building
  We are one of the largest Departments of French in the UK, offering a wide range of degree combinations and an extensive choice of undergraduate modules in all areas of French Studies. Much of our teaching, especially in the final year, is research-led, which means that our students are taught by lecturers who are recognized experts in their field. Our language teaching is supported by a team of five native-French speakers (lectrices, lecteurs), four of whom work for us as part of an established exchange agreement with partner institutions in France.

The Department has 21 full-time lecturers, all of whom are research-active, producing high-quality research of international significance. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Department was ranked third in the UK in terms of ‘Research Power’, which takes into account the number and proportion of research-active staff submitted in each unit. The Department publishes its own journal, Nottingham French Studies, founded in 1961. We also have a thriving postgraduate community, and are able to offer research supervision in all areas of French Studies.

Professor R Chapman
Head of Department




AHRC PhD funding: application workshop 15 Nov

Applications for Midlands3Cities Doctoral Partnership AHRC funding for commencement of PhD study in 2015 are now open. Book now for the application workshop 15 Nov.

Research Scholarship in the Modern European Languages

Many congratulations to Dr Szypula on her success in this competition

Congratulations to Jeanne Lim (UNMC)

The Dearing Award Panel has chosen one of our Malaysian colleagues - Joanne Lim - as one of the winners of this year's Lord Dearing Awards.

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Upcoming Events

Balzac's Love Letters

14 November 2014
Trent B4
Department of French & Francophone Studies: Research Seminar

Application Writing Workshop: Midlands3Cities Postgraduate Funding

15 November 2014
City Campus, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University
Workshop for Home/EU students interested in applying for postgraduate funding in the Arts and Humanities

Postgraduate Advisory Afternoon - 20 November 2014

20 November 2014
Trent B46

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Department of French and Francophone Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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