PhD 2020 Ulster

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UlsterPhD2020
Type Job
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2020/01/01 - 2020/02/08
Link https://www.ulster.ac.uk/doctoralcollege/find-a-phd/239668
Address Ulster University
Geolocation 54° 41' 14", -5° 52' 58"
Abstract due 2020/02/07
Submission deadline 2020/02/07
Final version due
Notification date
Tweet PhD studentship (next academic year) in modern languages and linguistics at Ulster University include foci on
social identities and social relations, to be examined drawing on CA Interpersonal Pragmatics, or Discourse Analysis. Deadline: 7th Feb. 
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PhD 2020 Ulster:


Details:

Funded PhD Opportunity

  • Discourse and Social Interaction
  • Subject: Modern Languages and Linguistics


Summary

Discourse and social interaction provide a lens to examine social phenomena including

  • individual and social identities and relationships (eg post conflict identities, media identity construction)
  • institutional settings, practices, roles and relationships (eg institutional complaints handling, classroom interaction, therapeutic interaction)
  • the nature of social interaction itself and particular actions or practices (eg questions, turn design, epistemics).

A PhD in this area might focus directly on

  • interactional actions and practices (eg complaining, swearing, affiliation)
  • interpersonal phenomena (eg identity construction and management)
  • social/ideological issues (eg gender, power)

These potential areas of focus will be examined drawing on Conversation Analysis, Interpersonal Pragmatics, or Discourse Analysis. The choice of theoretical framing for the project will determine the details of the project design.

Essential criteria

  • To hold, or expect to achieve by 15 August, an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree or equivalent from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed to be equivalent via UK NARIC) in a related or cognate field.
  • A comprehensive and articulate personal statement
  • Research proposal of 2000 words detailing aims, objectives, milestones and methodology of the project

Desirable Criteria

If the University receives a large number of applicants for the project, the following desirable criteria may be applied to shortlist applicants for interview.

  • First Class Honours (1st) Degree
  • Masters at 65%
  • For VCRS Awards, Masters at 75%
  • Completion of Masters at a level equivalent to commendation or distinction at Ulster
  • Research project completion within taught Masters degree or MRES
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject domain
  • Experience of presentation of research findings

Funding

The University offers the following awards to support PhD study and applications are invited from UK, EU and overseas for the following levels of support:

  • Vice Chancellors Research Studentship (VCRS)
    • Full award (full-time PhD fees + DfE level of maintenance grant + RTSG for 3 years).
    • This scholarship will cover full-time PhD tuition fees and provide the recipient with £15,000 maintenance grant per annum for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance). This scholarship also comes with £900 per annum for three years as a research training support grant (RTSG) allocation to help support the PhD researcher.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Research Bursary (VCRB)
    • Part award (full-time PhD fees + 50% DfE level of maintenance grant + RTSG for 3 years).
    • This scholarship will cover full-time PhD tuition fees and provide the recipient with £7,500 maintenance grant per annum for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance). This scholarship also comes with £900 per annum for three years as a research training support grant (RTSG) allocation to help support the PhD researcher.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fees Bursary (VCRFB)
    • Fees only award (PhD fees + RTSG for 3 years).
    • This scholarship will cover full-time PhD tuition fees for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance). This scholarship also comes with £900 per annum for three years as a research training support grant (RTSG) allocation to help support the PhD researcher.
  • Department for the Economy (DFE)
    • The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the Home rate and a maintenance allowance of £ 15,009 per annum for three years. EU applicants will only be eligible for the fee’s component of the studentship (no maintenance award is provided). For Non-EU nationals the candidate must be "settled" in the UK. This scholarship also comes with £900 per annum for three years as a research training support grant (RTSG) allocation to help support the PhD researcher.

Due consideration should be given to financing your studies; for further information on cost of living etc. please refer to: www.ulster.ac.uk/doctoralcollege/postgraduate-research/fees-and-funding/financing-your-studies