Postgraduate Scholarships in Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham (deadline January 12th, 2016)

bramall-music-building-r120613-p1Recruitment for PhD Scholarships at the University of Birmingham is now open. This year, up to 89 fully-funded Scholarships will be awarded across the six Universities involved in the Midlands3Cities consortium, giving prospective postgraduates of Modern Languages at Birmingham a very strong chance of success. The Midlands3Cities consortium is a Doctoral Training Programme that offers students from the UK and abroad the highest quality PhD supervision, as well as placement and professional development opportunities that will equip them for their future careers. To join our thriving postgraduate community, please follow the three stages below and mark the deadline of January 12th, 2016.  Stage one Nominate and contact a prospective supervisor by looking through the staff lists at the Department of Modern Languages webpage:http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/lcahm/departments/languages/staff/index.aspx Stage two Apply for a place to study at the University of Birmingham at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/research/lang/italian-studies.aspx (You must also submit two academic references using this form University of Birmingham at this stage.) Stage three Apply for funding (deadline January 12th, 2016) at the following address http://www.midlands3cities.ac.uk/midlands-3-cities/index.aspx Note: To be able to apply, you must have a University of Birmingham ID number, so please ensure you complete your application to the UoB in good time. Application Writing Workshop: We will be running an application-writing workshop at Birmingham on November 14th. This is a great opportunity to experience life on our campus as you prepare for the M3C competition. Places are limited, so please enroll as quickly as you can to at the following address: http://www.midlands3cities.ac.uk/midlands-3-cities/index.aspx Translation and Intercultural Studies at Birmingham The Birmingham Centre for Translation is a vibrant and interdisciplinary research community consisting of staff and students from across the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham with research interests in Translation Studies. It hosts a group of high-profile translation researchers, who have written and contributed to the most prestigious reference works in the field, including the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Translation StudiesResearch Methodologies in Translation Studies, theOxford History of Literary Translation in English, and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Translation Studies. Our academic team offers expertise and supervision in the following areas:
  • Reception and Marketing of Translations
  • Transcultural reading
  • Literary Translation
  • Scientific Translation
  • Translation History
  • Gender and Translation
  • Translation and popular culture
  • Corpus-based translation studies
  • Translation Stylistics
  • Intercultural Communication
Please contact prospective supervisors directly following the weblink above or via the postgraduate studies lead in the Department of Modern Languages, Dr Ita Mac Carthy, at i.maccarthy@bham.ac.uk.