Weekly bulletin 6-11 June

Monday 6th June Breathing Pauses in Ancient Rhetoric, Virginia Woolf and Robert Musil, 17:00-19:00, Institute for Advanced Study Join Dr Stefanie Heine (University of Toronto) in Durham to explore how breathing pauses convey rhythm in both the spoken and written word by comparing and contrasting ancient rhetoric with the work of early 20th Century modernist writers… Continue reading Weekly bulletin 6-11 June


Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: opportunities for 2016

NEW Funding opportunity for PhD candidates from  Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand: BIS 2016 Scholarships (deadline 17th June 2016 at 23:59 BST.) The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has very recently been informed by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government that they will provide funding for a small number… Continue reading Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: opportunities for 2016

Postgraduate funding opportunities

Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship 2016. Deadline 4 June 2016 Durham University is delighted to announce the introduction of 100 Postgraduate Taught Scholarships worth £3,000. The scholarships are open to applicants from currently under-represented groups within the postgraduate taught population. The scholarships are intended to support students who may not have otherwise considered postgraduate education. This could be… Continue reading Postgraduate funding opportunities

Excellent results for Modern Languages and Cultures in the NBDTP Studentship Competition

Excellent results for Modern Languages and Cultures in the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition for 2016 entry The School has received 4 awards in the areas of French, Interpreting and Translation, Italian and Hispanic Studies. We are looking forward to welcoming our new research students and we congratulate them on their success. The… Continue reading Excellent results for Modern Languages and Cultures in the NBDTP Studentship Competition

9th March: Northern Bridge Nominees Conference

9th March Northern Bridge Nominees Conference   The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is hosting a one day conference for all NBDTP nominees to introduce NBDTP nominees to MLAC and to provide them with the opportunity to meet colleagues and see the facilities here at Durham.  A bursary has been offered to all nominated… Continue reading 9th March: Northern Bridge Nominees Conference

Thinking about MA study? Come to an information session

Are you a finalist thinking about postgraduate study? Durham is running two events which may interest you. Wednesday 9 December: MA Programmes in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham Join us from 12 - 1 pm in ER 143 to learn about the MA programmes in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Translation Studies,… Continue reading Thinking about MA study? Come to an information session

Postgraduate Study info session

December 9th 12PM (ER143) Are you a Durham finalist thinking about postgraduate study in Modern Languages and Cultures? Even if this is only a remote possibility at this stage, there is an opportunity to find out more about postgraduate taught and research degrees offered by the School. The session will include short staff and student presentations about the following… Continue reading Postgraduate Study info session

Durham Doctoral Studentships for overseas applicants (deadline 11 January 2016)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities intends to award a limited number of Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) to OVERSEAS postgraduate researchers of exceptional ability and promise for commencement in October 2016. The Faculty closing date for applications is 17:00 on Monday 11 January 2016. Durham Doctoral Awards are tenable for three years full-time or five years part-time, and offer an… Continue reading Durham Doctoral Studentships for overseas applicants (deadline 11 January 2016)

Interview with a Durham student funded by the Northern Bridge programme

Ophelia Lavey is a first-year PhD student in Russian, funded by the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Programme.   Tell us about your research, Ophelia. My research looks at the language used to describe suffering and pain in Russian literature since the Enlightenment. I am looking at how the perspective and linguistic devices used to present… Continue reading Interview with a Durham student funded by the Northern Bridge programme

Thinking about applying for a Northern Bridge PhD studentship at Modern Languages and Cultures in Durham?

Catherine Ellis, a current Northern Bridge-funded PhD student in French explains the application process and discusses what her views on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, and Durham city. You can ask Catherine (and other current Northern Bridge students at MLAC Durham) any questions here.