University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9

French Language and Literature (Direct-Entry)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: French Language and Literature, General
Description The Doctor of Philosophy is necessary preparation for a career in higher education in Canada and abroad which will include teaching and research at an advanced academic level. The PhD includes a combination of advanced seminars, field examinations, a high amount of embedded professional experience in teaching and research, and the presentation of the results of a significant contribution to the discipline in the form of an original dissertation. The PhD program engages students in a program of study and research in French literature and/or linguistics approved by the department. At the beginning of their course of study, students meet individually with the Associate Chair in order to determine course selection with a view to ensuring that the student has a well-rounded program and, considered in conjunction with the undergraduate degree, has a broad knowledge of the discipline. Admission to the PhD program is available via one of two routes: 1) an appropriate master’s degree or 2) direct entry with an appropriate bachelor’s degree with high academic standing.
Website: French Language and Literature (Direct-Entry) at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
An appropriate bachelor's degree with high academic standing from a recognized university that includes at least 7.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in French language and literature/linguistics, with an average grade of at least an A- in the overall program is required. Admission is limited to exceptionally qualified applicants. An A- average does not automatically lead to admission. A formal application and a sample of written work in French completed as part of the applicant's bachelor's program in French literature or linguistics as appropriate. Applicants must satisfy the department that they are capable of independent research in French literature or linguistics at an advanced level. Admission to all programs for post-graduate degrees is based on the evidence of the supporting letters and the applicant's academic record.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 23, 2017