PhD Studentships in Literature, Media and Linguistics and English Language

University of Brighton - School of Humanities

The School of Humanities is pleased to invite applications to its PhD programmes in Literature, Media and Linguistics and English Language. The School has a developing reputation for research of international standing and offers doctoral students the opportunity to work with specialists and to receive guidance on developing their work towards teaching and publication. We would welcome high quality applications in Literature, Creative Writing, Media and Linguistics and English Language, as well as interdisciplinary applications that draw on such subjects in conjunction with one or more of the following: Art, Design, History, Education, Philosophy, Medicine, Sociology or Sports Studies.

There are currently two opportunities for doctoral funding. The first is the AHRC-funded TECHNE studentships. TECHNE provides an outstanding graduate training experience, drawing together the best of traditional scholarship, history, theory and practice across seven higher education institutions in London and the South East, with extensive collaboration from 13 world-leading partners, including the Natural History Museum, the Barbican, the BFI and English PEN. Aiming to develop the next generation of researchers, the scheme requires successful applicants to write an original thesis and to develop partnership work with an external organisation. (Further information is available at The second opportunity is the University of Brighton studentship scheme, which focuses successful applicants on the writing of an original thesis. Both schemes offer an annual stipend of approximately £14,553 and cover tuition fees of £4,195 per annum (for full-time students).

The deadline for application to either the TECHNE award or the University of Brighton award is Monday 8 January 2018. Please get in touch as soon as possible to discuss your proposal and to seek advice on an application.

For details about how to apply for the two schemes, see:

For details of individual supervisors in the School of Humanities, see:

For details about doctoral research with the Literature team, see:

For details about doctoral research with the Linguistics and Language teams, see:

For current research students at the University of Brighton, see:

For further information about the studentships, potential applicants can contact Dr Andrew Hammond (Literature) at or Dr Tim Wharton (Linguistics and English Language) at

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