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Languages, Cultures and Societies

PGR-RA-172

Expertise of research area
psychology; statistics; acoustic; American studies; anthropology; Arabic Islamic and Middle Eastern studies; arts humanities and cultures; asian studies; classics and ancient history; communication; culture and media; cultures; dance; data analysis; drama; economics; education; European studies; gender and sexuality; Language and memory; language education; language research; languages; linguistics and phonetics; Middle East and African studies; performing arts; political science and international studies; societies


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<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 academic community works across a variety of research themes in language and area studies, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/classics#275" target="_blank">classics and ancient history</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/research-linguistics-translation" target="_blank">linguistics</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/cinema-television" target="_blank">cinema and television</a>, <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/translation#228" target="_blank">translation and interpreting</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>Our expertise in language-based research covers <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/arabic/doc/research-39/" target="_blank">Arabic and Middle Eastern studies</a>, <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="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/asia-pacific-studies-1" target="_blank">Asia Pacific</a>), <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/italian-1/doc/research-21" target="_blank">Italian</a>, <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>. &nbsp;</p> <p>Our work is driven by the understanding of language as a route to historical, sociological, psychological, political and literary insights, to further the understanding of diverse fields, e.g.&nbsp;economics, development, the environment, multilingualism, dialects, gender, religion, conflict, migration and aesthetics.&nbsp;</p> <p>The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies conducts individual as well as collaborative, and interdisciplinary <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages-research-innovation/doc/research-output-overview" target="_blank">research</a> through <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages-research-innovation" target="_blank">Research Centres</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/languages-research-innovation/dir/research-projects?query=&amp;categoryID=105&amp;sub_categoryID=" target="_blank">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 for and begin a research degree at any time of the year.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, we recommend you contact the School before submitting an application and make sure you give yourself plenty of time before your intended start date to ensure that all documentation is in place.&nbsp;</p> <p>At the beginning of the application process, the School encourages PhD applicants to contact prospective supervisors with similar research interests, attaching a copy of your research proposal and CV for their consideration and guidance.</p> <p>Once the research proposal is received, if the academic tutors express interest, they will invite you to submit a formal&nbsp;<a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">application online</a>, so that your application can be assessed fully.&nbsp;</p>

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

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ahcpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">ahcpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>


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