phd studentship in linguistics
University of Reading

phd studentship in linguistics

United Kingdom 18 Jan 2021


The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire in England. It was established in 1892 as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford under the name University Coll

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Start: October 2021

Funding:  UKRI Stipend + Home fees

Duration:  3-4 years

We are currently inviting applications for a PhD in Linguistics funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS ) Doctoral Training Partnership.

The University of Reading is at the forefront in innovative research in Linguistics. Reading has been known for decades as a centre of excellence in Clinical Language Sciences, Applied Linguistics, Language Development, English Language Teaching, Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics. We are currently inviting applications from excellent UK and international students for PhD study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership. Awards are available on both a +3 (PhD) and a 1+3 (MSc/MA + PhD) basis. Interested candidates can find information about our areas of research expertise through consulting the websites of our two research groups in linguistics, the Modern Languages and Linguistics Research Division , housed within the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics (DELAL), and the Language, Development and Aging Research Division  in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences (PCLS). We invite applications from candidates with research interests relevant to these fields. Please also see the DELAL and PCLS PhD webpages for further information.

Funding Details:  

  • Tuition fees at the Home level, UKRI stipend and application access to funding for training, travel, fieldwork and overseas visits
  • Starts October 2021
  • 3-4 year award available depending on project and researcher experience/qualifications
  • Open to applications from candidates without a Master’s qualification
  • Available full- or part-time


Application Deadline: 

Early contact with the relevant subject/pathway lead to express your interest is strongly encouraged. Please email the Linguistics Pathway Lead, Dr Ian Cunnings ( ) with expressions of interest by December 11th , 2020, including a CV and a summary of your research interests.

Applicants must apply for a place of admission at the University of Reading by 18 January 2021 and for SeNSS funding by 12.00 noon on Monday 1 February 2021

How to apply:   

Further Enquiries: Ian Cunnings ( ) or  

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