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2011-2012 Santander Postgraduate Scholarships for Taught Masters (Mlitt) Programmes at St Andrews University, UK

The School of Modern Languages of the University of St Andrews is pleased to announce its programme of three one-year scholarships, each worth £5,000, to be awarded to suitably qualified candidates from the countries listed below for the academic year 2011-2012. The primary purpose of these scholarships is to enable students to complete a oneyear taught MLitt programme. While priority may be given to students applying to the MLitt programme in Spanish and Latin American Studies, those interested in any other taught MLitt programme offered by the School of Modern Languages will be given due consideration and are also encouraged to apply. All MLitt programmes involve two consecutive semesters of taught modules plus a period of research (from the beginning of June to the end of August) devoted to writing a 15,000-word dissertation under the supervision of a full-time academic member of staff. Decisions will be Made and communicated to candidates by 15 June. To be considered for an award, candidates must have been accepted to undertake one of the MLitt programmes offered by the School of Modern Languages, beginning in September 2011. They must be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela or Spain. If there are no suitable candidates for admission to the School’s MLitt

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 June 2011.

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PhD Studentship in Modern Languages at Newcastle University, UK

The School of Modern Languages is offering a full PhD studentship (Graduate Teaching Assistantship) starting in October 2011, to enable a student to carry out doctoral research on a topic in one of the following fields: Chinese and Japanese Studies; French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Film Studies; Linguistics; Translating and Interpreting Studies. As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, the successful candidate will teach up to 6 hours per week and in return will receive: An annual stipend of £ 13,000 A waiver for UK/EU fees throughout the 3-year period. Appropriate training for doctoral research and teaching.The studentship will commence on 01/10/2011 or as soon thereafter as possible, for a period of 3 years. Informal enquiries can be made to the Director of Postgraduate Studies of the School of Modern Languages, Dr Sarah Leahy, The School of Modern Languages at Newcastle is one of the leading departments for research in the UK, with particular strengths in Linguistics; History, Politics and Society; Cultural Studies; Film and Visual Media; Literature; Translating and Interpreting. We work as an integrated school in terms of both research and teaching, allowing us to develop true interdisciplinarity within and across our language sections, and with other schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 March 2011

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