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Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy ESRC +3 PhD Studentship in Linguistics (PhD Studentship)

Reference Number: R982
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 3 years
Funding Amount: UK/EU fees plus stipend
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Regions: EU (Non UK), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Key Studentship Information

Project Title: ESRC +3 PhD Studentship in the field of Linguistics

The Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) invites applications to one fully-funded +3 PhD studentship in linguistics to start in October 2013.

Information about the School: The Cardiff Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) is part of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, a large multi-disciplinary school which has a dynamic and highly successful research culture. Currently there are 126 registered postgraduate research students in the School. CLCR is one of the foremost international departments for research, research training and teaching in social, applied and interactional areas of human communication, digital and non-digital media, language and linguistics. The Centre carries excellent ratings for its research from the most recent Research Assessment Exercise in which the research environment was classified ‘world class’ (4*).

PGR student support: In CLCR most training is incorporated in the programme of Research Training Modules which constitute the MA/Diploma in Language and Communication. PhD students in the Centre will receive professional training and development throughout the 3 years of their doctoral programme. There is also a full programme of seminars and workshops for PhD students which run alongside their individual research work with their supervisors

Background to the award: The very high quality of the environment and of our research training provision in CLCR means that we are part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) and can offer one +3 ESRC-funded PhD studentship in 2013/14. In pursuing your postgraduate research at the Centre you will become an important part of this excellent research environment.

Supervisors: For a list of the Centre’s academic staff and their research interests please see our website.

Start Date: 1st October 2013


This Project is joint funded by the ESRC and the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

The studentship will cover Home tuition fees at the Home fee rate, and a tax free annual stipend of £13,590.

Number of Awards: 1


Academic Criteria:

Applicants must have an upper second class degree in English Language or a related area, anda Master’s degree in Language and Communication Research, or provide evidence of relevant equivalent research training gained elsewhere.

Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.

How to Apply

Consideration is automatic on applying for a PhD in Language and Communication. Applications can be made on our Online Application Service.

Applicants should submit the following documents with their application:

We also require an IELTS overall score of 7 for those whose first language is not English.

Applicants should input ‘ESRC Linguistics’ in Section 5 (Funding) of the application form at the item ‘I will be applying for a scholarship/grant ‘

Application Deadline: To be considered for an ESRC award you will need to have applied for and been accepted onto the PhD in Language and Communication for the academic year 2013/14 by 15 April 2013. Applicants may be invited to interview during the week commencing 22 April 2013 if deemed necessary.

For further Information please contact Rhian Rattray on or 029 2087 0322.