Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy ESRC +3 PhD Studentship in Linguistics (PhD Studentship)
Reference Number: R982
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
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
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:
- A Research proposal (which should be around 1000 words and cover objectives, research questions, research methods, and some indicative references to pertinent literature)
- A personal statement (You will also need to submit a personal statement in which you should tell us about why you are applying for a PhD – what your current situation is, whether you need a PhD for your own personal development, or for professional reasons, what your experience has been to date as a student/researcher/teacher in the area of English Language and Communication, and why you have chosen Cardiff as an appropriate research environment for your particular area of interest.)
- Two academic references
- Copies of your degree certificates and a transcript of the marks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 029 2087 0322.