The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures includes Asian Studies, Celtic & Scottish Studies, English Literature, European Languages & Cultures, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Film Studies, and Translation Studies. The School has a vibrant international community of 450 postgraduate students and 160 academic staff. We have regular research seminars, and postgraduate students run and edit the peer-reviewed journal Forum, which publishes contributions from postgraduates working on culture and the arts. Students benefit from direct access to the cultural life of Scotland’s capital city, with the National Library of Scotland (one of only six copyright libraries in the UK and Ireland), the National Museum of Scotland, National Galleries, Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals, and theatres such as the Traverse, Scotland’s theatre for new writing.
- Edinburgh belongs to the Scottish Graduate School, a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the AHRC to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership scheme, the consortium will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects.
- The scholarships cover both fees and a stipend for successful applicants who satisfy the UK eligibility criteria; under current guidelines, successful applicants who satisfy the EU eligibility criteria will receive a fees-only award.
- Edinburgh will consider applications for AHRC scholarships in Creative Writing; English Literature; Film Studies; Translation Studies; French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Studies; Asiatic and Oriental Studies; and Scottish Literature.
- For details of eligibility and how to apply, please see http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/graduate-school/fees-and-funding/funding/phd-students/ahrc-scholarships.
- The closing date for AHRC applications is Sunday 8 January 2017. Candidates should apply for a University place by Wednesday 4 January at the latest.
College Research Awards:
- We have two Home/EUH fees-only awards, and two Home/EU fees and maintenance awards. Overseas students are eligible to apply but will be liable for the difference between the Home/EU and Overseas fee rates.
- Overseas candidates should also apply for the Edinburgh Global Research Awards, which cover the difference between the Home/EU and Overseas fee rates. See http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/international/global/research.
- For details of how to apply, please see http://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/graduate-school/fees-and-funding/funding/phd-students/university-scholarships/research-awards.
- The closing date is 1 February 2017. Please note that you can only access the online application form after you have submitted your application for a PhD place at the University of Edinburgh.