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PhD Studentships in the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics

College of Business & Social Sciences - Studentships

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 28 February 2022
Reference:  R220012
Release Date:  Monday 10 January 2022

The Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) invites applications for up to three fully-funded PhD studentships from strong candidates in any area of forensic linguistics or language and law.

AIFL is one of four University Research Institutes of Aston University and is situated in the College of Business and Social Science.   It operates under different centres of Activity including a Centre for Forensic Text Analysis and Centre for Language and law, a Centre for Spoken Interaction in legal Contexts and a Centre for Forensic Speech Science.  Further information on the Institutes research can be found here.  

We are offering two directed PhD studentships in the areas of Forensic Text Analysis and Language and Law, respectively, and one open call studentship – for more detail see link below.

The studentships are for full-time study over three years, commencing 1st October 2022 with a completion date of 30th September 2025.

Financial Support
Will be provided to the successful applicant to cover tuition fees at either the Home or Overseas rate plus a maintenance grant. 

Person Specification
The successful applicant should have a first class or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area. They should have, or be near to completing, a postgraduate qualification such as a Masters degree or equivalent. An overall merit grade with merit in the dissertation is normally required.

Full information on how to apply can be found here
Applications must be submitted by Monday 28th February 2022 (16.00 UK time). For further information on how to apply please contact the BSS Research Office at  

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