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PhD funding opportunities in Modern Languages

Are you thinking of pursuing a PhD in German, French, Italian or Hispanic Studies? The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick, UK, invites applications for the university’s annual funding competition for doctoral students, which is now open (to start in October 2015).

Outstanding candidates may be eligible to compete for Chancellor’s scholarships (overseas applicants), CADRE scholarships (UK/EU PhD applicants in the Arts), or Wolfson scholarships (students embarking on PhD studies in History, Literature and Languages). The application deadline for this year’s competition is 11:59pm (GMT) on Monday 12th January 2015.

For more details on these and other funding schemes (including some funding for Master’s degrees), see:

For more information on staff research specialisms and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, see:

We offer our graduate students a buoyant research culture with researchers of national and international renown. The language units are among the most highly-ranked and most vibrant in the UK and Modern Languages at Warwick is ranked 26th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013). The University of Warwick itself has been declared University of the Year 2015 by the Times and Sunday Times newspapers, and has risen two places to eighth in the UK in the two newspapers’ overall University league table.

Colleagues in German Studies produce research of international standing and offer a wide range of expertise, which covers the period from 1770 to the digital and global present. Particular areas of thematic interest are: cultures of memory, trauma and melancholia in Post War Germany; German cinema; GDR culture and East German cinema; Romanticism; crises of time and temporality in modern German culture; Anti-Semitism in modern German culture; diasporic and migrant literatures; religion and literature; Islam and Orientalism in German culture from 1750 to the present; gender in modern Germanophone culture; violence and literature; travel writing; traditions of aesthetic theory. Find out more here:


We will happily consider applications from well-qualified native speakers of German with solid to strong English skills. Please note, PhD theses can be written and submitted in German at Warwick. Applicants who are interested in postgraduate study in Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick, are advised to contact the relevant Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) as early as possible:

Dr. James Hodkinson, Acting DGS (German) e-mail:

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