Three-year PhD Bursaries
The School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University is offering SIX three-year fees-only bursaries to students who already have, or who will have completed at the latest by October 2009, 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 of which Forensic Linguistics is significant one. The vibrant research culture of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics and the rapidly expanding cohort of full-time research students provide a stimulating intellectual environment.
The value of each bursary is sufficient to cover the fees of students residing in the European Union for three years. In addition, every student will be able to earn up to £5,000 per annum doing academic support work as requested by their Supervisor and/or Head of the subject area to which s/he is attached.
If you wish to apply for one of these bursaries, please complete and submit by 24th August 2009 an electronic PhD application form, which can be downloaded from the School's Research Degree website.
http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/postgraduate-research/research-degrees-structure/#Entry_requirements <http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/postgraduate-research/research-degrees-structure/#Entry_requirements> .
This will enable us to check that no necessary details are missing.
Your application for the bursary itself should include a CV, a 2-3,000 word research proposal and the names of two academic referees. Applications for the studentship should be sent by email to 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 email or envelope with the phrase 'PhD Bursary Application'.
To speed up the process, please ask your referees to send their references immediately by post or by email to Ms Margarita Seresht, to whom any queries may also be addressed. Not only applications, but also references, must arrive at the very latest by 24th August 2009. Candidates may be asked to attend for interview or to take part in a telephone-interview. Decisions will be announced by September 18th and candidates will then be expected to register as soon as possible.
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 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)
Malcolm Coulthard Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Forensic Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics School of Languages and Social Sciences Aston University Aston Triangle Birmingham B4 7ET tel +44 121 204 3814
Website of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics www.forensiclinguistics.net <http://www.forensiclinguistics.net/>
Website of Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis www.forensiclinguistics.eu <https://persephone.aston.ac.uk/owa/redir.aspx?C=9ee64e08a37d4cc1aaec6da795cc8789&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.forensiclinguistics.eu> .
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