Sunday, 27 November 2016

PhD Programme for Students @ Aberdeen

AHRC-sponsored PhD Programme for Students @ Aberdeen

French and Francophone Studies at Aberdeen welcomes applications for studentships to pursue PhDs, through the AHRC-funded Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH).

The SGSAH offers the opportunity to work with a range of partner organisations, including BBC Scotland, and Scotland’s National Galleries, Library and Museums. The University of Aberdeen will also be offering its own fees-only Elphinstone PhD Scholarships for 2017/18.

Aberdeen has research expertise across French and Francophone Studies, including:

Cultural and intellectual history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Literature and science in the nineteenth century
Visual culture, film and photography from the early twentieth century to the present
Urban space and the cultural history of French modernity
The politics and culture of identity and migration in contemporary Francophone culture

Post-war critical theory, philosophy and thought
Contemporary fiction, prose and poetry

Details of individual staff research interests can be found here:  

As part of the School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture, we can offer co-supervision in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects in areas including film, photography and visual culture; comparative literature and culture; early modern literature and thought; and critical theory. Informal enquiries about projects can be made in the first instance to Edward Welch, Carnegie Professor of French (

SGSAH studentships are available to applicants from the UK and the European Union. Full details of eligibility and the application process can be found on the SGSAH website here:

Aberdeen will run an internal selection process leading to nomination to the SGSAH. The deadline for applicants wishing to be considered for nomination is Friday 16 December 2016, and you must have applied to study for a PhD with us by then. Candidates applying for an SGSAH studentship will also be considered for an Elphinstone Scholarship.

Edward Welch
Head of School
Carnegie Professor of French
School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
King’s College
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3UB
T: 01224 272152

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