Visiting Scholars Programme

Our Visiting Scholars Programme offers a welcoming environment in which to engage with staff and students at both our school and the wider University.

We are an inter-disciplinary centre of excellence with an international reputation in research and a rich experience of PhD supervision.

Our research is organised around a number of multi-disciplinary research themes.

Meet our scholars

Pilar Garces

Circular picture Pilar Garces

"I found similar objectives to mine in the teaching of Modern Languages at Cardiff University; a passionate team who were developing a strong commitment with the community around them.

"One of the most important parts of my research could be carried out in the National Museum of Wales. It was interesting to see how well the University connected with other institutions and facilities offered by the city of Cardiff."

University of Valladolid, Castilla y León

Lourdes Terrón Barbosa

Circular image of Lourdes Terrón Barbosa

"Cardiff University is a brilliant, innovative, dynamic and cutting edge university. Its programmes in Humanities are exceptional in supporting research in this area.

"It was a great pleasure to join the researchers who work there. Thanks to them the research I carried out was an innovative and formative intellectual adventure."

University of Valladolid, Castilla y León

Eligibility and length of study

  • This programme is suitable for students currently registered for an MPhil or PhD at universities outside the UK.
  • This programme is also designed for postdoctoral and experienced scholars who wish to conduct research at Cardiff University and participate in the research culture of the School.
  • Applicants can be invited on a month by month basis or by academic terms – with a minimum of 1 month’s study. Bench fee applicable.
  • The length of stay will depend on the depth of research which you wish to carry out and which can be facilitated by the School.
  • Current students should normally have completed one or two years’ doctoral study, and must have the full support of their home institution.

What we offer

During your period at Cardiff University as a researcher you will have access to the following:

  • Participation in postgraduate workshops, seminars and lectures (on a non-credit basis for PhD students, subject to the consent of the teaching staff).
  • Attendance at research seminars and seminars in your own field.
  • The opportunity to present a research paper at a seminar.
  • Use of University library services, including borrowing rights.
  • Access to the University network and open-access work stations (including access to our specialist PGR Suite).
  • Access to a computer and assistance with IT needs.
  • Access to local telephone calls and photocopying.
  • Support from a named academic within the School and our research office.
  • Hot-desking and, subject to demand, desk and book space.

Please note that in order to make Visiting Scholars visible within the School, we would like you to present your research and be involved in the School’s academic activities during your stay.

Contact

For queries, informal discussions or to make an application, please send an academic CV (with two references), a detailed research proposal and a cover letter justifying your choice of the School of Modern Languages.

School Research Office