PhD – University of Birmingham
Department: Modern Languages
Web Address: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/Sir-Henry-Thomas-Scholarship-for-postgraduate-study-in-Hispanic-Studies.aspx
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Syntax
Required Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat), Galician (glg), Ladino (lad), Portuguese (por), Spanish (spa)
Fully-funded PhD opportunity in Hispanic/Lusophone Studies at the University of Birmingham (2020 start)
3-year scholarship (covers UK/EU fees plus living stipend) for any area in Hispanic/Lusophone studies at the University of Birmingham, for start between Sept 2020/Jan 2021.
International students also eligible to apply.Completed application (study application form, scholarship form, and two references) must be submitted by Friday 26 June 2020 at 4pm (UK time).
Eligible applicants interested in Linguistics, please email a.corrbham.ac.uk.
General enquiries should be sent to f.loughbham.ac.uk.
Graduate study in Linguistics at the University of Birmingham (UK)’s Department of Modern Languages enables you to focus on work in one or more languages, and can be undertaken full-time, part-time or remotely. In addition to funding from external sources and the UK government’s doctoral loan scheme, the University offers a range of total and partial graduate scholarships.
Graduate study in Linguistics is a growing area of specialisation in the Department of Modern Languages and supervision is available in the following areas:
– Theoretical, descriptive, comparative and/or general linguistics, especially (morpho-)syntax;
– Linguistic diversity and variation;
– Hispanic and Romance languages and dialectology;
– Understudied/endangered languages;
– Historical and synchronic linguistics;
– Spanish; Portuguese; Galician; Catalan; Astur-Leonese; Mozarabic/Andalusi Romance; Mirandese; Navarro-Aragonese; French; Occitan; Italian; Romanian; Latin; Italian dialects)
– The Romance family and its branches (Ibero-Romance, Gallo-Romance, Italo-Romance, Daco-Romance);
– Language and linguistics in education.
Department of Modern Languages:
The Department of Modern Languages celebrated excellent results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was top 4* rated ‘world-leading’ or rated 3* ‘internationally excellent’.
In 2015/16, over 95% of Modern Languages postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our language graduates train to become professional linguists such as translators and interpreters, others enter employment where their language skills may be advantageous but not central to their role, and some go on to teaching or lecturing positions. Recent graduate employers include: Berlitz Language Centre; TransPerfect Global Business Solutions; KPMG; University of Birmingham; University of Cambridge; and University of Oxford.
The postgraduate experience:
The College of Arts and Law Graduate School offers excellent support to its postgraduate students, from libraries and research spaces, to extra-curricular activities and funding opportunities. The College provides a range of careers support throughout your degree and beyond, including tailored employability workshops and the opportunity to learn additional languages, without any extra cost, as you do a PhD with us.
Our beautiful 250 acre green and leafy campus has its own train station that connects directly with central Birmingham. The city of Birmingham today is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, with excellent local, national and international transport connections including its international airport. Our students fall in love with the city – around 40% of our graduates choose to make Birmingham their home.
Academic entry requirements:
Applicants for a PhD will need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), in addition to a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
Applications Deadline: 26-Jun-2020
Dr Alice Corr