ESRC Studentships available for October 2008

Date: 18 January 2008


ESRC Quota Studentships in Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster, October 2008

The Department of Linguistics and English Language is the largest of its kind in England, with a full-time lecturing staff of 33, some 25 Research Associates, and c. 150 PhD students. It has excellent library holdings and a thriving research environment, organised around 4 Research Centres and 15 Research Groups.

The Department has TWO Economic and Social Research Council quota studentships available for its PhD programmes, which have received 1+3 and +3 recognition, part time and full time. (The Department has an allocation of a further SIX spread between 2009 and 2010.) We welcome applicants from the UK and the EU in all ESRC-relevant areas of the linguistics and applied linguistics of English and any other language, but especially the following areas where supervisors currently have vacancies:

  • sociolinguistics (especially sociophonetics, language variation including dialect grammar, bilingualism, language and gender, language policy, intercultural pragmatics)
  • (critical) discourse analysis
  • literacy studies
  • corpus linguistics (with a sociolinguistic focus)

+3 awards are available for the PhD by Thesis Only. Applicants should hold an ESRC-recognised Masters in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics.

1+3 awards are available for those applying for the PhD by Thesis and Coursework, a part-time or full-time degree which is awarded on the basis of taught courses as well as a thesis. See for details of our programmes.

Closing date for applications to the Department: 3rd March 2008. In the first instance please contact Mrs Marjorie Wood (

Who may apply?

EU including UK citizens who have been resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the award are eligible to receive the full grant - fee plus maintenance. Other EU nationals are eligible to receive the fee element only. (See ESRC website under 'Postgraduate funding opportunities' for full details.)


Further information

Associated departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language