U Nevada Funded Social Justice MA

Graduate StudyUniversity of Nevada accepting applications for Social Justice Communication M.A.—Funded positions available. Deadline: February 15, 2018. NOTE: Deadline extended to March 30, 2018.

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno welcomes applicants for our M.A. program in Communication Studies.  Our program focuses on Social Justice.  The program offers students an opportunity to develop a theoretical foundation and a repertoire of skills associated with advocating for social justice across a number of contexts. Students may focus on interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, rhetorical, or performative areas and are able to include courses from other graduate areas of study. Graduates will find employment in related areas, such as public advocacy, public service, labor relations, human resources, dispute resolution services, and/or higher education, and the degree is helpful for management positions and application to related PhD programs. Threaded throughout the curriculum are the values inherent to the successful management of communication in practice, such as diversity, inclusion, tolerance, listening, ethics, understanding, assertiveness, and responsibility. In order to prepare students to create the socially just worlds they want to live and work in, the MA program in communication studies at the University of Nevada focuses on the process and socially constructed nature of communication as a means to create social meaning and change.

We are pleased to offer competitively funded TA positions. These positions come with a tuition waiver and a stipend.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the flagship campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000. We’re proud to be recognized as a National Tier 1 University. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada, Reno is about 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and 3 ½ hours from San Francisco.

Please email Dr. Sarah Blithe, Director of Graduate Studies for more information and application instructions.

Fellowships for Graduate Study at King’s College London

A range of post-graduate studentships (called graduate fellowships in US) are available for 2016-17 entry at the Centre for Language Discourse & Communication at King’s College London, offering supervision in text, discourse & narrative analysis, pragmatics, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied, educational, cognitive and corpus linguistics:
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships (deadline: 29 January 2016).  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.
Arts & Humanities Research Council/London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC/LAHP) Studentships (deadline: 29 January 2016).   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.
• Studentships administered by the King’s College Graduate School.

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 our webpages, and you also need to submit an ordinary admissions application.