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Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD Scholarship

21/06/2013Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

 

PhD Scholarship: Changing Language Behaviour - Increasing the numbers of people who use ICT interfaces in lesser-used languages


The School of Welsh at Cardiff University is pleased to invite applications from individuals who are interested in studying for the Welsh-medium doctorate above. The doctorate is funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Applicants will have a 2:1 or first class degree in an appropriate subject, and will have successfully completed a postgraduate taught course before 31 July 2013. The successful candidate must be fluent in Welsh.


The research will focus on methods of behaviour change in the context of using available Welsh language computer interfaces. The research will be directed by Dr Jeremy Evas and Prof. Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost. This is an opportunity to gain a valuable qualification in a vibrant academic school, and to create solid evidence on which policy can be based. The successful candidate will join a similar group of researchers at the Language Policy and Planning Research Unit under the care of Professor Colin H. Williams.


All tuition fees will be paid on behalf of the successful candidate. Also a bursary of £13,726 per year will be awarded and up to £ 500 a year to cover travel expenses etc.


Start: October 1, 2013


Closing date for applications: July 12, 2013


For more information and to receive an application form please contact Ceren Roberts, School of Welsh, Cardiff University, +44 (0) 29 2087 4843, RobertsC1@caerdydd.ac.uk