Language Based Area Studies at Cardiff in the Wales Doctoral Training Centre
The School has won a coveted place in the national network of training centres accredited by the ESRC, the Wales Doctoral Training Centre (Wales-DTC). Over the next three years, the DTC will be awarding at least two ESRC-funded postgraduate research studentships to support doctoral research and training in Language Based Area Studies. These awards will be tenable at the Cardiff School of European Sciences, or in another one of the eligible Universities (Swansea). We are also associated with the Politics and International Relations pathway centred at Aberystwyth University.
The School has an international reputation for its research in the areas of: European Area Studies, Translation Studies, International Relations, Political Theory and European Culture and Languages.
We expect to have approximately 2 ESRC funded PhD Studentships in the field of Language Based Area Studies available, one each for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 academic years. There is a possibility that other PhD studentships might also be forthcoming and an announcement will be made if this is the case. We welcome PhD applications or expressions of interest in the areas of European Languages and Area Studies, Translation Studies, Intercultural Communication and Comparative Language and Area Studies.
ESRC studentships are available from the Wales DTC for UK and EU students who meet residency requirements set out by the ESRC. Please consult the ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide for full details on residential eligibility requirements
ESRC studentship funding is highly competitive. In view of the limited number of awards and the very high standard of applications received, successful applicants are likely to have a very good first degree (a first or upper second class BA or BSc Honours or equivalent), and/or an appropriate Masters degree (with an average mark of at least 65).
We recommend that applicants approach academic staff to be potential supervisors before submitting their application (research profiles can be found on the School’s website).