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Three year PhD studentship in Welsh/Celtic Studies funded by AHRC

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for an AHRC PhD Studentship in Welsh/Celtic Studies, to start on October 1, 2013.  Within the broad discipline of Celtic Studies, Bangor is a recognised centre of excellence for the study of Welsh, and the research programme may concentrate on any field relevant to Welsh literature from the medieval period to the present.  The focus can also be on comparative studies, linking Welsh with fields of study such as Welsh History, Religion, Archaeology, Music, English Literature, Welsh Writing in English, Arthurian Studies, European Languages, Cultural Studies and Political Theory and Ideology.


Applicants should possess a strong academic record, including a BA degree (or equivalent). They should have a Masters degree (or be currently studying towards a Masters degree), but consideration will also be given to relevant professional experience. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the ability and commitment to complete a PhD thesis within the scholarship period. Fees will be paid in full and the scholarship holder will receive a stipend of £13,590 per year. AHRC grants are open to applicants from the UK and EU.  But scholarships for applicants from the EU could be restricted to a grant covering fees only.

Application procedure

The closing date is 5pm Friday 7 June 2013 and interviews will be held later that month.

Applicants must complete an on-line University Postgraduate Application Form available here (to obtain a Welsh version of the form, please ensure that the language setting on your web browser is on ‘Cymraeg’ and click to navigate to the correct page). ⁠  You will be expected to provide all the supporting documents requested on the on-line application form, including an outline of the research field (max. 1000 words).  This outline should mention the following matters:

(i) Any relevant research experience, and a short description of your higher education studies thus far.
(ii) the research field in which you would like to work and a rough outline of what you would hope to achieve in your PhD thesis.  
(iii) If you have made an application through another HEI for an AHRC studentship, you should state this, noting the name of the institution or institutions.  

Please note: ⁠In answer to Question 3, under Check list Item 5 of the online application form (‘Are you applying for a research project or studentship advertised by Bangor University? If you are, note where you heard about the research project or studentship AND write the full title of the project here')   applicants are required to enter the following text: 2015 AHRC-funded studentship – PhD Welsh/ Celtic Studies.

To obtain further information about this scholarship, please contact Professor Peredur Lynch ( ), or Professor Gerwyn Wiliams ( ) School of Welsh, College of Arts and Humanities, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG. (telephone 01248 382240).

Publication date: 15 May 2013