Wednesday, 11 April 2012

PhD scholarships in translation studies, Heriot-Watt University

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The School of Management & Languages at Heriot-Watt University is now inviting applications for full-time PhD scholarships in Languages and Intercultural Studies

The aims of the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS) include the investigation of the processes and practices of translating and interpreting and the dissemination of research. The Studies in European and International Culture and Societies (SEICS) Group contributes to the study of societies, cultures, politics, languages and identities through a combination of disciplines, including literary, cultural, film and media studies, history, political science and sociolinguistics. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates in all relevant areas of study, but particularly in the areas of the translation of interactive textual features in expert-lay communication; self-life writing in translation; interpreter-mediated police interviews; the social impact of multimedia translation; culture, history and memory; and new speakers of minority languages.

Further Information

Successful students will commence in September 2012 and would be expected to make a contribution to teaching and teaching-related activities in the Department or, at the discretion of the Head of School, to support a Research Centre in return for a fee-waiver, a maintenance allowance of £13,590 per annum and a research support allowance of £2,250 over the registered period of study of three years. For those applicants who do not have an appropriate Masters qualification, it is possible to apply for a four year scholarship which includes an MRes degree.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via  For further information regarding supporting documentation and the application process please e-mail Caroline Murray (c.a.murray at

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2012.
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