School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Research Studentships

Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film invites applications for Research Studentships open to UK, EU and international students. Studentships will be awarded in March 2019 to the most highly qualified candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences applying for a full-time PhD programme starting in September 2019.

In order to be considered for an award, applicants should have (or expect to have by the end of the 2018/19 academic year) an MA or equivalent qualification. Awards are tenable for up to three years and cover tuition fees and a maintenance allowance of £16,777 per year. Subject to funding arrangements, holders of research studentships will have the opportunity to teach up to 4 hours per week in the second and third years of their study.

We welcome applications inthe following areas.

Applied Linguistics

 Applied linguistics, with a particular interest in projects that focus on;

  • Language use in institutional settings (e.g. health communication)
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Language and national identity

Prospective candidates are strongly advised to identify a potential supervisor prior to submitting a formal application for admission to a research programme. An application submitted by the closing date below will also be considered for a studentship.

Research programmes and finding a supervisor:

Email: sllf-pg@qmul.ac.uk / Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8332

How to apply and supporting documentation checklist:

Further information on QMUL studentships and alternative funding opportunities:

Closing Date: 31 January 2019

Candidates whose applications are received after the deadline will be considered for admission, but not for funding.

Comparative Literature

 Comparative Literature, particularly with

  • theoretical interests in cosmopolitanism, exile, translation, world literature, childhood, and postcolonial studies;
  • interdisciplinary interests in thinking literature alongside visual media, material culture, the arts, philosophy, ethics, life sciences and environmental studies;
  • regional and linguistic interests in German, Russian, French, Central Europe, East Asia, South Asia, the Global South, and intra-Asia comparison.

Prospective candidates are strongly advised to identify a potential supervisor prior to submitting a formal application for admission to a research programme. An application submitted by the closing date below will also be considered for a studentship.

Research programmes and finding a supervisor: 

qmul.ac.uk/sllf/study-with-us/postgraduate-research

Email: sllf-pg@qmul.ac.uk / Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8332

How to apply and supporting documentation checklist:

Further information on QMUL studentships and alternative funding opportunities:

Closing Date: 31 January 2019

Candidates whose applications are received after the deadline will be considered for admission, but not for funding.

Film Studies

Film Studies, particularly projects which fall under the remit of the Centre for Film and Ethics, and/or within one of our three research clusters:

  • film philosophy
  • film cultures
  • film practice-as-research

Intermedial projects with a film component across visual cultures are also welcomed.

Prospective candidates are strongly advised to identify a potential supervisor prior to submitting a formal application for admission to a research programme. An application submitted by the closing date below will also be considered for a studentship.

Research programmes and finding a supervisor: 

qmul.ac.uk/sllf/study-with-us/postgraduate-research

Email: sllf-pg@qmul.ac.uk / Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8332

How to apply and supporting documentation checklist:

Further information on QMUL studentships and alternative funding opportunities:

Closing Date: 31 January 2019

Candidates whose applications are received after the deadline will be considered for admission, but not for funding.

Linguistics

Linguistics, particularly in an area that will strengthen research into;

  • sociolinguistics
  • syntax/semantics
  • phonetics/phonology
  • language acquisition

We are particularly interested in projects that explore links between sub-fields of linguistics and adopt innovative research methods.

Prospective candidates are strongly advised to identify a potential supervisor prior to submitting a formal application for admission to a research programme. An application submitted by the closing date below will also be considered for a studentship.

Research programmes and finding a supervisor: 

qmul.ac.uk/sllf/study-with-us/postgraduate-research

Email: sllf-pg@qmul.ac.uk / Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8332

How to apply and supporting documentation checklist:

Further information on QMUL studentships and alternative funding opportunities:

Closing Date: 31 January 2019

Candidates whose applications are received after the deadline will be considered for admission, but not for funding.

Modern Languages and Cultures

  • French Studies (particularly in the areas of visual cultures of the French-speaking world; theoretical approaches to the literature of the French-speaking world; cross-cultural approaches to literature in French; pre-modern literature in French; and macro-sociolinguistics); 
  • German Studies (with a particular interest in projects that fit the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations)
  • Hispanic Studies (on the languages, literatures, and cultures (including film and other visual media) of the Spanish-speaking, Catalan-speaking world, and Portuguese-speaking world)
  • Russian Studies (in film, memory and cultural history, with a particular interest in representations of the Holocaust). 

Supervision specialisms in Modern Languages in general include Cultural History, Visual Cultures, Cultural Memory/ Cultural Memory and Censorship,  Cultural Transfer, Translation and Translation Studies,  Performance, Poetry and Poetics, 20th and 21st Literatures, Gender and/or Queer Studies,  History of Thought, and Migration.

Prospective candidates are strongly advised to identify a potential supervisor prior to submitting a formal application for admission to a research programme. An application submitted by the closing date below will also be considered for a studentship.

Research programmes and finding a supervisor:

qmul.ac.uk/sllf/study-with-us/postgraduate-research

Email: sllf-pg@qmul.ac.uk / Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8332

How to apply and supporting documentation checklist:

qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/applying-for-a-phd

Further information on QMUL studentships and alternative funding opportunities:

qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/funding_phd

Closing Date: 31 January 2019

Candidates whose applications are received after the deadline will be considered for admission, but not for funding.