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Visiting Scholars programme

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence with an international reputation in research and a rich experience of PhD supervision.  Our scholars take leading roles in the transformation of their respective disciplines, contributing to the work of our multi-disciplinary research centres.  We nurture a supportive and friendly environment for staff and students, encouraging our community to set agendas and challenge current thinking.

We welcome visiting scholars and postgraduate researchers for any period up to a maximum of 12 months.

Visiting scholars

To qualify as a visiting scholar, you must be currently associated with an international institution of Higher Education. Please note that this is a visitor programme: no mentoring, supervision, or collaboration with academic staff is offered. Visiting scholars are expected to work independently during their time in Cardiff University.

Visiting postgraduate researchers

To qualify as a visiting postgraduate researcher, you must be a student currently studying for a PhD at another institution. If you are not currently pursuing a PhD at your home institution, you will not be eligible. Please note this is a visitor programme; no supervision and feedback on work will be offered.

You may be able to access the following opportunities, depending on availability during your visit:

  • Opportunities to attend modules (including lectures and seminars) relating to your research area (dependent on class sizes and availability)
  • Opportunities to attend postgraduate seminars (dependent on class sizes and availability)
  • Opportunities to attend research seminars offered within the School
  • Opportunity to present a paper at a research seminar

You will be provided the following:

  • Access to all University Library facilities
  • Access to the University IT network and open-access work stations
  • Assistance with initial IT set-up needs

How to apply

To submit an application, please seek an initial agreement from a suitable academic host here in the School (Academic staff - School of English, Communication and Philosophy - Cardiff University) and complete the expression of interest form, including submission of supplementary documents.

Please note unsolicited applications will not be accepted.

Visiting Scholar enquiries