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PhD studentship in Language Speech and Hearing Sciences

Applications are invited for a full-time 3-year MPhil/PhD studentship funded by the ESRC (UK Economic and Social Research Council). The studentship is subject to the ESRC’s nationality and residency restrictions, which typically require 3 years of prior UK residency. The studentship will normally cover fees and include a maintenance stipend.  See the ESRC postgraduate funding guide for details and conditions of the studentship.

Applications will be considered for students interested in experimental investigations of human communication. Research areas include aspects of speech, language and communication; acquisition of first and later-learned languages; experimental phonetics, linguistics and pragmatics; developmental and acquired language and communication disorders; and impacts of hearing impairments on language and speech. Applicants should have a relevant first degree or masters degree equivalent to a 1st class or high 2:1 standard in the UK system.

Applicants should include a description of their principal research interests and an outline plan of their intended research. Ideally, this plan should have been discussed with a potential supervisor based in the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, such as in the departments of Developmental Science, Language and Communication, Linguistics, Speech Hearing and Phonetic Science, or the Deafness Language and Cognition research centre.

Applications must also include a covering letter (including a statement of how the candidate meets the ESRC eligibility requirements), CV, undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts, and the contact details of two referees.

Applications must be submitted by 31 January 2012 to Natalie Wilkins.