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The School of Modern Languages PhD Funding

The School of Modern Languages provides a number of awards to support postgraduate studies, at both Masters and PhD level. Information on how to apply to study a postgraduate degree at the University of St Andrews can be found here.

The School of Modern Languages is home to a lively international postgraduate community. At the moment around 50 students from all over the world are reading for taught or research degrees in an exceptional variety of areas, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Comparative Literature, as well as Language and Linguistics, Medieval Studies and Cultural Identity Studies.

Information on potential supervisors and staff research interests can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/people/. Enquiries about PhD supervision and funding may be made to Prof Mary Orr at langsdopg@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Applications should follow instructions given on the University website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/research/ and administrative contacts can be found on the School of Modern Languages pages: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/prospectivepostgraduates/apply/

The deadline for all  applications is 1 June 2017.


PhD Funding Opportunities Entry 2017/2018

It is possible to apply for three potential forms of funding, as outlined below.

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews invites outstanding PhD Candidates to apply for

TWO School of Modern Languages PhD Scholarships, commencing in September 2017. Each scholarship covers home fees and a stipend of £15k per annum for three years. The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The School also invites the strongest applications to

TWO Forum for Modern Language Studies scholarships (£7,500 each), open to students in any field of Modern Languages who have been admitted to one of the School’s MLitt programmes. The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The application forms and process for these awards is found at

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/

Decisions on applications will be made by mid-June.

The School of Modern Languages is home to a lively international postgraduate community. Around 50 students from all over the world are currently reading for taught or postgraduate degrees in an exceptional variety of areas, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Comparative Literature, as well as Language and Linguistics, Medieval Studies and Cultural Identity Studies.

Information on potential supervisors and staff research interests can be found at our Staff pages.

Specific enquiries about these scholarships/particular fields of study should be addressed to

Arabic Studies – Catherine Cobham (cmc1@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Comparative Literature – Prof Margaret-Anne Hutton (mh80@st-andrews.ac.uk)
French Studies – Dr Elodie Laügt (el40@st-andrews.ac.uk)
German Studies -- Dr Andrew Cusack (atc4@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Italian Studies – Dr Rossella Riccobono (rmr8@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Persian Studies - Dr Saeed Talajooy (st83@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies – Dr Claire Whitehead (cew12@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Spanish and Latin American Studies – Prof Gustavo San Roman (gfsr@st-andrews.ac.uk)


PhD scholarship in Italian Studies for students from the UK/EU

The Italian Department at the University of St Andrews is very pleased to announce a new fees-only PhD scholarship in Italian Studies for students from the UK/EU, starting in September 2017.

The Italian Department in St Andrews is the largest in Scotland and one of the main centres for the study of Italian in the UK. Members of the Department have high international research profiles that range from Mediaeval culture through the Renaissance to modern literature, film and cultural studies. Please visit the Departmental Staff Pages for more details on individual specialisms and research interests (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/italian/). We can only consider proposals for PhD study which would fall into these areas of expertise.

Applications should follow instructions given on the University website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/research/ and administrative contacts can be found on the School of Modern Languages pages: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/prospectivepostgraduates/apply/

The deadline for applications will be announced in early 2017.

Informal enquiries may be sent to Dr Emma Bond at italianhod@st-andrews.ac.uk.


Santander Universities scholarships entry 2017/18

The School of Modern Languages is offering two Santander Universities scholarships of £5,000 each available for our MLitt programmes. Normally one of these will be allocated to a student on the Erasmus Mundus Masters Crossways in Cultural Narratives programme who has selected St Andrews as their ‘home’ university and who has not already been awarded an EU Scholarship; the other to a student in any of the MLitt degrees taught in the School. The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

Applicants who have been accepted for the MLitt degree should send an email to Postgraduate Taught Administrator pgmodlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk by 1st June 2017 indicating their interest in being considered for the award and detailing any additional relevant information, such as financial circumstances, which have not already been supplied in the application for MLitt study. Decisions on applications will be made by mid-June.

Mundus Masters students who have been unsuccessful in their application for an EU scholarship will automatically be considered for one of the Santander Universities scholarships. A decision will be made and communicated to the successful candidate in early April 2017.

Eligibility

The funds are to be awarded to applicants resident in a country within the Santander Universities network, which are:

Europe: Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom.

Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay.

Rest of the World: China, Ghana, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United States.


School of Modern Languages Awards for Erasmus Mundus Masters students

In addition to the Santander scholarship, the School of Modern Languages is offering two awards of £750 each for students on the Erasmus Mundus Masters Crossways in Cultural Narratives programme who have selected St Andrews as their ‘home’ university and who have not been awarded any other funding.

Applicants who have been unsuccessful in their application for an EU scholarship will automatically be considered for one of the Modern Languages awards. A decision will be made and communicated to the successful candidate in early April 2017.


For information on funding opportunities which are not specific to the School please visit the pages on financing postgraduate studies provided by Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions.


Paid Part-time Teaching

In the case of suitably qualified and/or experienced candidates, the Head of School will with appropriate consultation look carefully at the possibility of offering limited part-time paid teaching to doctoral students.