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 2020 to the most outstanding candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences applying for a full-time or part-time PhD programme starting in September 2020. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme.

In order to be considered for an award, applicants should have (or expect to have by the end of the 2019/20 academic year) a master’s degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate field. Awards are tenable for up to three years, and cover tuition fees and a maintenance stipend of £17,009 per year (£8,505 part-time). 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.

BAME Studentships for UK/EU candidates

We encourage applicants from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) groups who have been previously under-represented in this process.

For 2020 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be offering two fully funded doctoral studentships (tuition fees and stipend of £17,009 per year,  (£8,505 part-time) to UK or EU applicants from a BAME background. Awards are tenable for up to three years. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme.

To be eligible to apply for these studentships you must be UK or EU permanent residents from a BAME background, and eligible to pay home/EU student fees.

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

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

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

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

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). 
  • Visual Cultures
  • Translation and Translation Studies

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

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.