French Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Program Websites

Program Contact

Chrisanthi Ballas (
Graduate Affairs Assistant

Department of French Studies

Western University
Arts and Humanities Building Rm 2R 34
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 82163
f. 519-661-3470

Le département d'études françaises offre aux étudiant-e-s de 2e/3e cycles la possibilité d'explorer des techniques d'enseignement innovatrices et de faire de la recherche dans de nombreux domaines en langue et linguistique comme en littérature d'expression française.

Tous les domaines correspondent à un fond très riche à la Bibliothèque universitaire D.B.Weldon, une des plus importantes du Canada.

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Program Length

  • 12 Terms (4 years)

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Information

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • M.A. in French Studies or equivalent.
  • 78% (B+) average.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to submit early.

Fields of Research

  • Linguistique théorique et appliquée
  • Littérature et culture françaises modernes
  • Littérature et culture françaises prémodernes
  • Littératures et cultures québécoises et francophones
  • Théorie littéraire et culturelle et l'histoire des idées