LINGUIST List 28.256

Thu Jan 12 2017

Support: Cognitive Science / United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 09-Jan-2017
From: Sarah Duffy <>
Subject: Cognitive Science, PhD , Northumbria University, United Kingdom
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Department: Humanities
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Northumbria University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science


Northumbria University (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) is advertising a full PhD scholarship on the topic:
Building a pedagogical identity for a digital age: An investigation of cognitive concepts in teaching and education (RDF17/HUM/DUFFY)

Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Duffy
Deadline: Friday 20 January 2017
Please see details pasted below or visit the advertisement and find out how to apply online here:

Project Description

This PhD level project will involve an empirical investigation into the use of cognitive concepts in teaching and education. The precise focus of study is dependent upon candidates’ specific interests and expertise and is open to negotiation. The study will have a digital focus and may involve the creation of a multimodal corpus or the development of educational software programmes. It may incorporate quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

The successful candidate will undertake PhD level study, working in tandem with similar research currently being undertaken by Dr Sarah Duffy and Professor Ewa Dabrowska, as well as associated PhD students in the Institute of Humanities at Northumbria University.

It is expected that candidates will have a background in linguistics or psychology. Applications from candidates with particular experience in the areas of cognitive linguistics or corpus linguistics are especially welcomed.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Please note eligibility requirement:

- Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
- Appropriate IELTS score, if required.

For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see

Please ensure you quote the advert reference above on your application form.

Deadline for applications: 20 January 2017

Start Date: 2 October 2017

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities provider and in welcoming applications for studentships from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.

Funding Notes

This project is being considered for studentship funding in competition with other projects, available to applicants worldwide. The studentship includes a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates for 2017/18 (this is yet to be set, in 2016/17 this is £14,296 pa) and fees (Home/EU £4,350 / International £13,000 / International Lab-based £16,000). Additionally, as Northumbria celebrates its 25th anniversary as a University and in line with our international outlook, some projects may also be offered to students from outside of the EU supported by a half-fee reduction.

Applications Deadline: 20-Jan-2017

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr Sarah Duffy
        Northumbria University
        Department of Humanities
        Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
        United Kingdom

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr Sarah Duffy

Page Updated: 12-Jan-2017