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Languages, Cultures and Societies

PGR-RA-172

Expertise of research area
anthropology; Caribbean Studies; East Asian studies; environmental humanities; film studies; German; memory studies; multilingualism; political science; queer studies; religion; translation studies; urban studies; activism; African studies; Ancient Greek; ancient history; applied linguistics; Arabic; area studies; art history; arts; Asia Pacific studies; Cantonese; Catalan; Chinese; cinema; classics; colonialism; communication studies; comparative literature; cultural geography; cultural heritage; cultural history; cultural policy; cultural studies; cultural theory; cultures; decolonial studies; development studies; dialectology; diaspora studies; digital cultures; digital humanities; discourse analysis; east asian studies; endagered languages ; English for Academic Purposes; ethnicity; European studies; filmmaking; French ; Galician; gender studies; heritage; history; humanities; identity; Indigenous studies; intercultural communication; Intercultural Studies; international relations; interpreting studies; Islamic studies; Italian ; Japanese; Jewish studies; Korean; language acquisition; language documentation; language pedagogy; language policy; language processing; language teaching technologies; languages; Latin; Latin American studies; linguistics; literary studies; majority world studies; Mandarin; marginalisation; media studies; medieval studies; Middle Eastern studies; minority languages; modern history; multimodality; nationalism; North African studies; pedagogy; performance; Persian; phonetics; popular cultures; popular music; Portuguese; postcolonialism; race; regional studies; Roman studies; Russian ; second language acquisition; social movements; societies; sociolinguistics; sociology; soft power; Southeast Asian studies; Spanish; speech production; subtitling; technology; Thai; theatre; translation technologies; transnationalism; world cinemas; world literatures


<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies conducts world-leading research into human languages, cultures, and societies past and present.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Our work is driven by the understanding of language as a route to historical, sociological, psychological, political, literary and cultural insights, and the desire to nuance the key debates of our times with linguistically and contextually well-informed contributions.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our wide-ranging expertise covers&nbsp;<a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/arabic/doc/research-39/" target="_blank">Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/classics">Classics</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/east-asian-studies-5" target="_blank">East Asian Studies</a> (<a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/chinese-0/doc/research-36" target="_blank">Chinese</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/japanese-0/doc/research-37" target="_blank">Japanese</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/thai-0" target="_blank">Thai</a> and <a href="http://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/asia-pacific-studies-1">Asia Pacific&nbsp;Studies</a>),<a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/cinema-television"> Film Studies</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/french-1/doc/our-research-12" target="_blank">French</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/german-1/doc/research-20" target="_blank">German</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/intercultural-studies/">Intercultural Studies</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/italian-1/doc/research-21" target="_blank">Italian</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/research-linguistics-translation">Linguistics and Phonetics</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/russian/doc/research-22" target="_blank">Russian</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/spanish-portuguese-latin-american/doc/our-research-2" target="_blank">Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies</a>, and <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/translation">Translation and Interpreting Studies</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies conducts individual as well as collaborative, and interdisciplinary research through <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages-research-innovation">Research Centres </a>and <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages-research-innovation/dir/research-projects">Research Projects</a>, and supervises postgraduate researchers working on a wide range of topics.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>You can apply to study for a research degree at any time.&nbsp;</p> <p>We recommend you contact the Postgraduate Research Studies team in the School before submitting a formal application in order to identify a suitable supervisory team. Please attach a copy of your <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages-research-degrees/doc/guidelines-writing-phd-research-proposal/page/1">research proposal </a>and a short CV at this stage.&nbsp;</p> <p>You may then be contacted either by the Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research Studies and/or by potential supervisors to discuss your proposal further.</p> <p>If your proposal is of a suitable standard and a supervisory team can be found that is a good fit for it, you will be invited to submit a<a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon"> full application online</a> so that your application can be assessed formally and, if successful, an offer of a place can be made.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can begin a research degree at two entry points per year (1 February and 1 October). Make sure you give yourself plenty of time before your intended start date to ensure that all documentation is in place. Please see the recommended PhD application deadlines <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages-research-degrees/doc/apply-16">here</a>.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>To contact the School, please contact the Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Dr David Pattinson, d.pattinson@leeds.ac.uk.&nbsp;<br /> For all other enquiries, please contact the Graduate School Office, ahcpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</p>


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