Fully funded 1+3/3 year PhD Studentship in Bilingualism

Bangor University - Schools of Psychology and Linguistics

Pathway Contact: Dr Manon Jones


The University of Bangor Schools of Psychology and Linguistics, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2017 in the area of Bilingualism.

Bangor’s School of Psychology was established in 1963 and now has one of the largest student cohorts in the UK. It has consistently performed exceptionally well in the UK’s annual National Student Survey and is currently ranked in the top 20 in the 2014 REF. The School of Linguistics was also established in the 1960s, making it one of the first departments dedicated to the study of Linguistics in the UK. Staff can provide expertise in a broad range of approaches to the study of bilingualism. Both Schools have staff with expertise in Bilingualism research. North Wales is moreover uniquely placed for bilingualism research, given the high population of fluent Welsh-English bilinguals.

Requirements: Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or appropriate Master’s degree.

Further information: This studentship is an ‘open’ award. Applicants should approach a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the University and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of our staff can be found on the webpages of the appropriate school:

A short description of the accredited Bilingualism pathway is also available on the ESRC Wales DTP website. The award is available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview, which are expected to take place in March 2017. After interview, a final short-list of applicants will be put forward to the ESRC Wales DTP Doctoral Panel at which final decisions with regard to the studentship award will be made. The successful applicant can expect to hear by mid-April 2017.

It is important to note that PhD funding is contingent on success at the second round of the competition.

The pathway convenor, and main contact is:

Dr. Manon Jones, Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Residency requirements: Open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.

How to apply: Apply online (https://apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/) by the deadline of 1 February 2017. Your proposal should also provide the name of your proposed supervisor, with a clear link between your proposed research and their expertise. Visit the website for more details.

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