Two fully funded PhD Studentships in Aston’s School of Languages and Social Sciences

Aston LSS logo smallTwo fully funded PhD Studentships in the School of Languages and Social Sciences
Reference Number: R130092

The School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS), invites applications for two fully funded PhD studentships from strong candidates in any of the research areas covered by the School. The studentship is for full-time study over three years, commencing in October 2013.

LSS is a multi-disciplinary research-focused School which brings together researchers in the areas of Languages (French, German, Spanish), Translation Studies, Politics and International Relations, Sociology and Public Policy, and English Language. Further information on the School’s research areas can be found here.
(For a list of possible CLERA supervisors, please go the Centre website!)

1 October 2013 start date with completion date of 30 September 2016

Financial Support

Will be provided to the successful applicant to cover the Home/EU fees rate (£3,900 in academic year 2013/14) plus a maintenance grant at the standard AHRC/ESRC rate (£13,590 in academic year 2012/13) with the corresponding standard increases in subsequent years. Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees (Overseas tuition fees will be £12,075 in academic year 2013/14, so a difference of £8,175).

Person Specification

The successful applicant should have a first class or good upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area. They should have, or be near to completing, a postgraduate qualification such as a Masters or equivalent. An overall merit or equivalent, with merit in the dissertation is normally required.

The application form and details of entry requirements, including English language are available at

For more details on how to apply please contact: Dan Thomson, LSS Research Officer


Tel: ++44 (0)121 204 3972

Please note that there is no deadline for this call and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

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