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The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is delighted to announce a range of AHRC-funded studentships for September 2014, through its involvement in the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.

Please note the events below 27 November and 2nd December 2013, and the deadline of 9 January 2014.

We will consider applications for PhD study in all areas relevant to our own research. See here details of staff and our research.

We would particularly like to encourage applications in:

  • Corpora of learner English
  • Corpus-based approaches to discourse analysis
  • Corpus-based approaches to collocation and phraseology
  • Discourse and identity in the workplace
  • Discourse representations of the natural world
  • Figurative language / metonymy
  • Historical corpus linguistics/stylistics
  • Language and new media
  • Popularisations of science or history
  • Studies of disciplines in academic discourse
  • Translation Studies
  • …but any topic within our research areas will be considered.

These scholarships are open to applicants from the EU, including the UK. They will enable the recipients to undertake meaningful and stimulating research under the guidance of a supportive and distinguished group of academics. To apply for funding, students must have applied for a place to study at the University of Birmingham and have already provided two academic references via the university’s application system. The deadline for funding applications is 12 noon, Thursday 9 January 2014.

For further information, please visit: or email:

If you would like to learn more about postgraduate study and funding opportunities at the University of Birmingham, come along to our Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 27 November 2013. For further details, and to register, please visit

We will also be running a workshop on writing PhD applications for prospective AHRC applicants on Saturday 7 December; bookings will open for this event shortly but in the meantime, to register your interest in attending, please email: