A range of post-graduate studentships are available for 2018-19 entry at the Centre for Language Discourse & Communication at King’s College London, offering supervision in text, discourse, narrative & interaction analysis, pragmatics, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied, educational, cognitive and corpus linguistics:
- ESRC studentships with the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (deadline: 31 January 2018). These cover sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, interactional discourse analysis, linguistic ethnography, areas of applied linguistics, computational linguistics, educational linguistics and language & literacy education. Candidates can apply either for a three year PhD Studentship or for a four year Studentship which involves a one year MA and a three year PhD (see https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/studentships/core-training-requirements/ for guidance on which you should apply for).
- AHRC Studentships at the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (opening date 27/11/17; submission deadline: 21 January 2018). This covers research on linguistic structure, history, theory and description, including stylistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, corpus studies, translation, and some areas of applied linguistics. Studentships last three years.
To apply, you should have excellent qualifications, as well as clear research idea if you are applying for a three year PhD award. It is important to identify and contact a potential supervisor as soon as possible, referring to faculty webpages, and you also need to submit an ordinary admissions application.