The Institute of Modern Languages Research now offers a new one-year MRes in Modern Languages (French/Francophone, German, Italian, Spanish/Latin American) available for 2016–17. The core course offers a distinctive element of translation theory in addition to research skills and training.
This flexible programme allows in-depth study under the supervision of experts in the field. The dissertation gives the student scope to explore an area of interest in depth and to develop advanced critical and analytical research skills. The student will receive face-to-face supervision and small group specialist research training in a well-established Research Training Programme. • Two taught core courses: Translation Theory/Research Skills. • „„Dissertation: 25,000 words on a topic of your choice as agreed with your supervisor, written in English or in the language of study. • „„Topics: literature; film; cultural memory; women’s writing; exile studies; migrant studies; cultural history; history of ideas; translation studies. • „„Areas of study: Europe; the Americas; Caribbean; North Africa.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (LAHP) studentships
No. of awards TBC
The LAHP studentship competition will open for applications on 1 December 2015, and the closing date is Friday 15 January 2016. Studentship candidates are advised to apply for a place to study well in advance of the closing deadline for LAHP studentship applications to ensure that they have the opportunity to consult with proposed supervisors in preparing the LAHP studentship application form. It is suggested that candidates make their applications for a place to study in the School by 29 January 2016. AHRC scholarships cover fees and, in all but exceptional circumstances, maintenance allowance (stipend). Overseas students are not normally eligible for AHRC funding. The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit.The 2015 maintenance rates for doctoral students are £15,863 (full-time). Rates may be subject to change.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To be eligible to apply for a LAHP studentship in the forthcoming round, candidates must either be applying to start a programme of postgraduate study in the 2016-17 academic year, which starts in October 2016; or, if they have already commenced doctoral study, they may apply for funding for the remainder, provided that, at the start of the AHRC award, they have at least 50% of the period of study remaining.
The closing date for applications is Friday 15 January 2016.
SAS Studentships (Coffin Fund for Promising Students)
The School is able to provide two SAS Studentships via the Coffin Fund for Promising Students. In 2015-16, the awards are £12,500 to cover tuition fees and contribute towards maintenance costs (where applicable) and will be awarded to two students who have demonstrably excelled in their undergraduate degree.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicant will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation. Successful applicants will have a genuine and demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at the School of Advanced Study. In addition, awards are open to students who are: • self-funded and domiciled in the UK, European Union (EU) or overseas; • studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years; • undertaking masters courses in any subject (excluding MRes, Distance Learning, PGDip and PGCert)
In order to apply for a SAS studentship (Coffin Fund) at the School, you must have applied to study here. For further information on SAS postgraduate studies, please see Master’s degrees or the Institute websites, and then the information on how to apply. The SAS studentship (Coffin Fund for Promising Students) competition for 2016-17 closes spring 2016.