AHRC and ESRC postgraduate funding in Modern Languages available at the University of Liverpool

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The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool is delighted to announce a range of studentships for Autumn 2021 entry.

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures comprises academic staff working across a wide range of language-based studies covering literature, new media, film, history, politics, culture, sociolinguistics and Translation Studies. Alongside French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Latin American Studies and Chinese, the department also offers Film Studies. The Department is an active participant in the School’s inter-disciplinary research centres, including the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies , Europe and the World Centre and the Eighteenth-Century Worlds research centre. Since 2010, we have been part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, one of four Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Funding options

The AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership offers funding for PhD (+3 or +2) through the Modern Languages and Translation Pathway and the Language-Based Area Studies Pathway. More information is available on the NWCDTP’s website.

The Language-Based Area Studies Pathway of the ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership offers MRes + PhD (1+3 years) and PhD (+3) studentships in Latin American Studies in Liverpool. More information on is available on the NWSSDTP’s website.


Deadline and Application Process

To apply for an AHRC or ESRC award, you must have submitted your admissions application for an eligible programme at the University of Liverpool through the online form by 11 December 2020. Please note that this is an internal deadline.

ESRC NWSSDTP deadline: 1 February 2021 (5pm).

AHRC NWCDTP deadline: 5 February 2021 (5pm).


More information

Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact their prospective supervisors well in advance of the deadline. 



Those interested in applying can contact Dr Stefania Tufi (stefania.tufi@liverpool.ac.uk ).