Funded PhD Opportunity Irish language, literary and oral tradition
This opportunity is now closed.
Subject: Modern Languages and Linguistics
PhD applications are invited on a variety of topics related to the area of Irish language, literature and oral tradition.
Proposals may focus on specific topics in medieval Irish language and literature, critical editions of Old, Middle and Modern Irish texts, textual scholarship, the transmission of senchas and historical verse, voyage literature, the Gaelic manuscript tradition, Classical bardic poetry, place-names research, dialectology, lexicography, stylistics, 18th and 19th century Irish language, literature and learning with particular reference to Ulster, modern and contemporary Irish literature, creative writing, Irish folklore and oral tradition (including intangible and tangible cultural artefacts and phenomena), the Irish revival in Belfast in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the influence of the Irish language on Ulster English.
- Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree or equivalent from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed to be equivalent via UK NARIC)
- A comprehensive and articulate personal statement
- Research proposal of 2000 words detailing aims, objectives, milestones and methodology of the project
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
Vice Chancellors Research Scholarships (VCRS)
The scholarships will cover tuition fees and a maintenance award of £15,009 per annum for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance). Applications are invited from UK, European Union and overseas students.
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 fees component of the studentship (no maintenance award is provided). For Non EU nationals the candidate must be "settled" in the UK.
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