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PhD Funding Opportunities, 2021-2022 entry

Three-year PhD scholarship in Catalan studies

The School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews, offers a three-year PhD scholarship in the field of Catalan studies. Its value will be 20,000 Euros per year plus a fee waiver. This scholarship is funded by the Institut Ramon Llull (Barcelona), with the collaboration of the School of Modern Languages. The School warmly invites expressions of interest from talented students based in HEIs outside the Catalan-speaking lands.

With 46 research active members of staff, the School of Modern Languages has a vibrant research culture which spans a wide range of national cultures and cross-disciplinary themes including:

  • comparative studies
  • creativity and performance
  • gender and sexuality studies
  • history, politics and society
  • medieval and early modern studies
  • medical humanities and cultures of science
  • memory studies
  • postcolonial and transnational studies
  • translation studies and linguistics.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 the School was ranked first in Scotland in terms of its publications with over 70% of its outputs rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.

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Please note:

Applicants wishing to be considered for the Institut Ramon Llull/School of Modern Languages scholarship must submit their PhD application by Friday 26 March 2021.

Find out more about funding opportunities at the University of St Andrews.

To discuss potential applications and find out about the support we can give applicants, as well as for advice on expertise available in the School, please contact Dr Elodie Laügt or Prof Jordi Larios at

Paid Part-time Teaching

All of the School's PhD candidates are offered part-time teaching opportunities, once they have completed the in-house teacher training programme.