Free open Job in Wales ESRC Wales DTP PhD Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University

Start date:1 October 2018 (PhD) or 24 September 2018 (1+3 Pathway)

Duration: 3-4 years

The Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP) invites applications for funded doctoral study.

All awards are available either on a full-time or part-time basis. All awards are available either as straight entry to the PhD or as a one year MA in Language and Communication Research with progression to the PhD if eligible.


In CLCR most training is incorporated in the programme of Research Training Modules which constitute the MA/Diploma in Language and Communication. PhD students in the Centre also receive professional training and development throughout the three years of their doctoral programme via the Doctoral Academy. There is also a full programme of seminars and workshops for PhD students which run alongside their individual research work with their supervisors.

Background to the award:

The very high quality of the environment and of our research training provision in CLCR means that we are part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and can offer ESRC-funded awards. In pursuing your postgraduate research at the Centre you will become an important part of this excellent research environment.

Academic criteria           

Applicants from the United Kingdom will normally be expected to have at least a strong upper second class degree in English Language or a related area and, if applying direct to the PhD a relevant Masters-level qualification with marks in the high merit range.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language will be required to have English language proficiency at IELTS 7.5 level with a minimum of 7.0 in each sub score for entry onto the PhD, and an overall score of 7.0 level with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub score for entry onto the 1+3 programme.

Further information is available for English Language requirements.


Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.


To find out further information about the supervisors available, please visit our Centre for Language and Communication Research.

Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum   

In the course of their PhD candidacy, postgraduate research students may apply for additional funding up to £1250 over a period of three consecutive years (full-time) or five consecutive years (part-time), with an annual maximum of £600. PhD students also have access to a Research, Innovation, Workshop and Network Fund to support professional development and employability; to encourage emerging group/networking initiatives or organising workshops and symposia that align with the research profile of the School.


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