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PhD Studentships in the School of Languages and Social Sciences

Aston University - School of Languages and Social Sciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Birmingham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: See advert text.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 20th January 2020
Closes: 16th March 2020
Reference: R200011

The School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS) invites applications for up to three fully-funded PhD studentships from strong candidates in any of the research areas covered by the School. The studentships are for full-time study over three years, commencing in October 2020.

LSS is a multi-disciplinary research-focused School which brings together researchers in the areas of Languages (French, German, Spanish), Translation Studies, History, Politics and International Relations, Sociology and Policy, and English. Further information on the School’s research areas can be found here.

1 October 2020 start date with completion date of 30 September 2023

Financial Support

Will be provided to the successful applicant to cover the Home/EU fees rate £4,327 in academic year 2019/20) plus a maintenance grant at the standard AHRC/ESRC rate (currently £15,009) with the corresponding standard increases in subsequent years. Applicants from outside the EU may apply for these studentships but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees (Overseas tuition fees are £13,650 in academic year 2019/0 so the difference to pay will be in the region of £10,682 per year).

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 grade with merit in the dissertation is normally required.

Further information including entry requirements and the application procedure are available at  

For more details on how to apply please contact:

Mr Dan Thomson, LSS Research and Department Support Manager


Tel: ++44 (0)121 204 3972


Applications must be submitted by Monday 16 March 2020

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