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PhD funding opportunities for 2019 entry

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick University invites applications for doctoral study commencing in September 2019. Competitions for the following financial support remain open:

  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures Doctoral Fellowships for Home/EU applicants, covering maintenance at RCUK rates and full tuition fees over 3 years (closing date 17th April 2019).
  • EU Chancellor’s Scholarships for EU (non-UK) applicants, covering maintenance and full tuition fees over 3.5 years (closing date 6th March 2019). For information on how to apply for these University scholarships please see here.

The School will select up to two outstanding applicants to receive its Doctoral Fellowships and would like to nominate one further applicant to the University to be considered in its EU Chancellor's Scholarship competition.

To apply for one of our SMLC Doctoral Fellowships you should:

  • Make contact by email as soon as possible with one of our Directors of Graduate Studies (for contact details please see below).
  • Apply for a place without delay: please see here.
  • Send the following documents as email attachments to Mrs Caroline Parker, Postgraduate Secretary at Caroline dot Parker at warwick dot ac dot uk, to arrive before midday 17th April 2019:

1. Research proposal comprising the following sections:

        • title of your project (120 characters max.)
        • An outline of your proposed project and your preparation for study and previous experience (400 words max.)
        • An outline of the context of the research, its aims and objectives and its potential application and scholarly significance. (400 words max.)

2. A full CV including your degree classification or overall result at BA and MA level, or equivalent.

  • For your application to be eligible we will also require two references to be submitted before midday 17th April 2019, which referees should upload directly to the University's online application platform when prompted by the automated request they receive after you have applied for a place.

Please note that if you have already applied to us this year under the M4C Doctoral Training Partnership you will, if you are unsuccessful in that competition, automatically be considered for one of these SMLC Doctoral Fellowships and you should not reapply at this stage.

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick offers our graduate students a vibrant research culture and community, with some 35 students currently enrolled on PhDs in the School, alongside some 20 Master’s students and a number of postdoctoral research fellows. Postgraduate researchers play a vital role in our research community, together with postdoctoral researchers and academic staff of national and international renown. In the 2014 REF, our research outputs were ranked 5th in the UK. 80% of our research and 80% of our ‘impact’ were ranked at 4* or 3*, and 100% of our environment was similarly ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. Our overall output ranking places us at the top of the Russell Group. The Times-Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2017 ranks all departments in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick in the top 5 in the UK, and the Guardian places them collectively 7th.

To search for a potential supervisor in the School by their specialism, click here.

Individual staff and their specialisms can be viewed here.

Applicants who may be interested in doctoral study in Modern Languages (French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, Translation Studies) at Warwick are invited to contact the relevant Director of Graduate Studies as soon as possible:

  • French Studies, Translation Studies and general inquiries: Dr Oliver Davis at O dot Davis at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • German Studies: Dr Christine Achinger at pggerman at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Hispanic Studies: Dr Tom Whittaker at T dot Whittaker at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Italian Studies: Professor David Lines at D dot A dot Lines at warwick dot ac dot uk

Applicants will be notified early in May of the outcome of their application.