The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) at the University of Kent is able to offer up to sevenGraduate Teaching Assistantships for new doctoral students commencing their studies in September 2012 in the fields of Classical and Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, English Language and Linguistics, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. (See specialist research areas at www.kent.ac.uk/secl ).
- Three fully funded PhD scholarships in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) which will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate plus a maintenance grant and a salary element. The maintenance grant together with the salary will be equivalent to that offered by the Research Councils for 2012 (the rate is currently set at £13,590 for 2011).
- Four PhD scholarships in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) which will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate plus a maintenance grant and a salary element totalling £7,800 per year.
School of European Culture and Languages
SECL runs six research centres: History of Archaeology; Language and Linguistic Studies; Late Antique Archaeology; Modern European Literature; Reasoning; and the Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society. A seventh Centre for Heritage and Development is currently being established.
SECL is home to academics with international research reputations. Kent's excellent performance in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed our position as one of the UK's leading universities and we were ranked 7th for research quality in French.
For full information about the School, please see www.kent.ac.uk/secl.
Details of the Graduate Teaching Assistant work
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are normally expected to teach up to four hours a week for three years alongside carrying out their research. GTAs are registered students in receipt of a scholarship award and employees of the University and hold two mutually dependent agreements with the University of Kent. The GTAs will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
For full terms and conditions see http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/GTA.html
Application and deadline
The GTAs are open to UK, EU and overseas fee-paying applicants who have applied for a place to commence their studies in September 2012 on any one of the School's doctoral programmes. In order to qualify for application to the above scholarships candidates must:
- Hold a First-Class Bachelor's degree or a Distinction at Master's level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
- Have applied to a full-time doctoral research degree in the School of European Culture and Languages for the academic year commencing September 2012 (seehttp://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/researchcentres/graduate/Research%20Programmes.html for the list of available programmes and https://adm.kent.ac.uk/external/admissions/pg_application.php to apply.
- Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, suited to undergraduate teaching
- Have potential to make a strong contribution to their chosen field of research
- Send supporting statement, not exceeding 1,000 words, outlining why they feel they are suitable to the SECL Postgraduate Coordinator, Jacqui Martlew
Apply by 24 February 2012. (Interviews will be in the week beginning 12 March 2012)