ESRC PhD Studentships at Queen Mary, University of London (Sociolinguistics; Experimental Linguistics)

  • 16 Dec 2011 12:44
    Message # 775203

    As a member of the ESRC-funded London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, the Department of Linguistics (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film) at Queen Mary, University of London invites applications from candidates wishing to undertake a PhD within the Linguistics pathway of the London Social Science DTC. The DTC has 10 studentships to award for 2012 entry across all constituent disciplines. Successful applicants will benefit from joint training provision by Queen Mary and Goldsmiths, University of London.

    Applications are accepted for either of the following PhD programmes:

    1) PhD in Linguistics. This is a three-year (+3) programme for those who hold an MA or equivalent postgraduate qualification in linguistics or a related field.

    2) MA/PhD in Linguistics. This is a four-year (1+3) programme for those without an MA or equivalent postgraduate qualification in linguistics or a related field.

    We welcome proposals in all ESRC-fundable areas of Linguistics, but especially in sociolinguistics (both variationist and interactional); multilingualism; sociophonetics; discourse analysis; and ethnography of communication.

    Before applying, you should establish contact with an appropriate supervisor in the department, sending her/him full details of your academic background and proposed topic ( Once you have secured an informal agreement to supervise, you should develop your PhD proposal with the supervisor's guidance. For additional information about the department, including details of postgraduate provision and departmental events, see the department's website (

    Interested applicants should submit an application for doctoral study to the Department of Linguistics, Queen Mary, University of London by 30 January 2012. Applications received after this deadline will still be considered for acceptance to the departmental PhD programme but will be ineligible for ESRC funding. Applications can be completed online or submitted via hard-copy. Full information on applying for a PhD in the Department of Linguistics is available on the School's website:

    In order to be considered for an ESRC award, applicants must also complete a separate Funding Application Form and submit it along with their PhD application by the 30 January 2012 deadline. Full details on applying for ESRC awards is available on the London Social Science website:

    ESRC studentships may be awarded to cover tuition fees and a maintenance grant for UK residents (both UK citizens and EU nationals). EU nationals not resident in the UK are eligible for a fees only award. Non-EU nationals are not eligible for ESRC awards, with the exception of persons who have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain and who can demonstrate a relevant connection to the UK. For more information, see

    For further details, contact:

    Ms Sharon Bernor (Postgraduate Administrator)

    +44 (0)20 7882 8332.

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