Faculty studentships in Travel Writing, World Literature, Environmental Humanities, Sexualities, or Contemporary Creative Writing

The School of Literature and Languages has two faculty-funded studentships to award across the research areas of: Travel Writing, World Literature, Environmental Humanities, Sexualities, and Contemporary Creative Writing

Start date
1 January 2022
Duration
3 years
Application deadline
Funding information

Full fees for UK or international students (at home or international rate), an annual stipend pegged to the UKRI studentship rate (£15,609 for 2021/22) per year, and an annual research training support grant of £500.  

Funding source
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey

About

Travel Writing, World Literature, Environmental Humanities, Sexualities, and Contemporary Creative Writing have been identified as areas of strategic growth in postgraduate research in the School of Literature and Languages. We invite proposals for innovative projects across any of these areas. Applications from candidates with expertise in questions of race, decolonisation, and/or global or comparative approaches, are especially welcome. Applicants should develop their project proposal and identify a potential supervisor. For details of staff research interests see: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/school-literature-languages/people 

This funding can be for a January, April or July 2022 start.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants are expected to hold a good first degree (a minimum 2:1 or equivalent) and an MA in a relevant topic.

IELTS requirements: IELTS test (test not older than 2 years): 7.0 or above (or equivalent) with at least 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

This studentship is for UK and international students.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the English Literature PhD programme page on the "Apply" tab. Please clearly state the studentship title and supervisor on your application.

Applicants should identify a potential supervisor in the School of Literature and Languages whose work aligns with their proposed project.


Application deadline

Contact details

Beth Palmer
E-mail: B.Palmer@surrey.ac.uk

Further information about current Research Groups in the School of Literature and Languages can be found here: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/school-literature-languages/research/centres-and-groups. Successful candidates may work with one of these groups depending on the nature of the project.

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