|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£15,009 plus a full Home/EU fee waiver or equivalent fee discount for overseas students|
|Placed On:||13th February 2020|
|Closes:||31st March 2020|
Funding: A full Home/EU fee waiver or equivalent fee discount for overseas students (£5,103 in 2020-21) (further fee details - international students will need to pay the balance of their fees) plus a doctoral stipend equivalent to the RCUK Minimum Doctoral Stipend (£15,009 in 2019-20, stipend for 2020-21 tbc).
Application deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Start date: October 2020
Duration: 3 years (full time)
Location: Colchester Campus
Approximately 10% of children have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), a language disorder of unknown origin, experiencing significant difficulties in the understanding and expression of language. These difficulties have been linked to poorer outcomes in education, employment, and health and wellbeing in adulthood.
However, because most research has focused on children, little is known about the prevalence or trajectory of DLD post adolescence.
Without clear knowledge of how DLD presents in adulthood, its impact on longer-term health and wellbeing, and the availability of support services have not been explored.
This study will tackle these four questions (nature, prevalence, long-term impact and services) using a mixed-methods approach containing three work packages:
Greater awareness of the nature of language difficulties in adults with DLD will inform our understanding of language development across the lifespan, and assist in setting up appropriate services.
Professor Victoria Joffe – Lead Supervisor
Dr Eva Gutierrez – Co-Supervisor
How to apply
You can apply for this postgraduate research opportunity online.
Please include your CV, covering letter, personal statement, and transcripts of UG and Masters degrees in your application.
The University has moved to requiring only one reference for PhD applications and these can be received after a conditional offer has been made so the absence of these will not hold up the recruitment process.
Find out more about this studentship and information on how to apply on our website.
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