[Corpora-List] Aston University: Three-year Fees-only PhD Bursaries

Ramesh Krishnamurthy r.krishnamurthy at aston.ac.uk
Thu Mar 22 16:31:00 CET 2007


Applications for the studentship should be sent
by email to
<mailto:s.cade at aston.ac.uk>m.seresht at aston.ac.uk,
or by post to Ms Margarita Seresht, School of
Languages and Social Studies, Aston University,
Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. Please mark
the envelope with the phrase ‘PhD Bursary
Application’. Applications and references must
reach her at the very latest by 1st May 2007

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Three-year Fees-only PhD Bursaries

The School of Languages and Social Sciences at
Aston University is offering seven fees-only
three-year bursaries to students who already
have, or who will have completed at the latest by
October 2007, a Masters degree in a relevant
subject area. The bursaries will enable students
to undertake research in any of the School’s
areas of academic endeavour: English, French,
German, Politics & International Relations,
Sociology, Spanish and Translation Studies. The
School’s vibrant research culture - Grade 5
rating in the last RAE - and the rapidly
expanding cohort of full time research students,
provides a stimulating intellectual environment.

Research areas in English at Aston are: corpus
linguistics; discourse analysis, including CDA;
forensic linguistics, literary linguistics,
sociolinguistics and TESOL. We welcome
applications for study in any of these fields.

The value of the bursary, £3,240, is sufficient
to cover Home/EU fees for 2007-8, and will rise
annually as the university’s fees increase in
step with inflation. An overseas student could
set the bursary against the normal annual
overseas registration fees, which for 2007-8 are
£8,980, thereby reducing the fees payable for 2007-8 to £5740.

If you wish to apply, please complete and submit,
as soon as possible, an electronic PhD
application form, which can be downloaded from
the University’s website. This will enable us to
check that no necessary details are missing. Your
application should also include a CV, as well as
a 2,000-3,000 word research proposal and the
names of two academic referees. To speed up the
process, please ask your referees to send their
references immediately by post or by email to Ms
Seresht, (see below for address),


If you are not a native speaker of English, proof
of English language competence will be necessary,
usually in the form of a TOEFL or IELTS test
score. The minimum test scores are as follows:

TOEFL: 610 (paper-based) or 253 (computer-based) or 101/102 (Internet-based)

IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in writing, and 6.0 in
speaking, listening and reading)

Applications for the studentship should be sent
by email to
<mailto:s.cade at aston.ac.uk>m.seresht at aston.ac.uk,
or by post to Ms Margarita Seresht, School of
Languages and Social Studies, Aston University,
Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. Please mark
the envelope with the phrase ‘PhD Bursary
Application’. Applications and references must
reach her at the very latest by 1st May 2007



Ramesh Krishnamurthy

Lecturer in English Studies, School of Languages
and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
[Room NX08, North Wing of Main Building] ; Tel:
+44 (0)121-204-3812 ; Fax: +44 (0)121-204-3766
http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/staff/krishnamurthyr.jsp

Project Leader, ACORN (Aston Corpus Network): http://corpus.aston.ac.uk/
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