LINGUIST List 27.5197

Fri Dec 16 2016

Support: General Linguistics / United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 14-Dec-2016
From: Irina Nikolaeva <>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD, SOAS, United Kingdom
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Department: Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: SOAS

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics of the School of Oriental and Africa Studies (London, UK) encourages applications from prospective MA/PhD students for September 2017 entry.
Students are eligible for a number of scholarships.

SOAS is a member of the UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL-DTP), alongside UCL, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the University of East London. The Partnership provides ESRC funding for over 40 new PhD studentships each year.

Prospective students for Linguistics pathway at SOAS can apply for:

- MA Language Documentation and Description or MA Linguistics + MPhil/PhD in Linguistics. This option involves one-year full-time or two-years part-time study on a Masters programme followed by three years of full-time (or five years’ part-time) research leading to award of the PhD.

- MPhil/PhD in Linguistics. This option involves immediate entry to three years of full-time or five years of part-time PhD research and assumes that a student has already met the majority of the core training requirements or the PhD focus is largely on more advanced training.

Students must apply both for admission onto MA/PhD programme and for a UBEL-DTP studentship. These are separate processes.

The internal deadline for receipt of both applications for Linguistics Pathway at SOAS is 6 January 2017

More information about the application process can be found here:

Applications Deadline: 06-Jan-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof. Irina Nikolaeva

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