About Research Fees Entry How to apply Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education Languages research degrees Postgraduate - Research MA by Thesis PhD Looking for a funded PhD? Check out our current PhD scholarship opportunities now PhD Scholarships About our programmes We offer postgraduate supervision in four European Languages and cultures - French, German, Italian and Hispanic studies - as well as Chinese Studies. Our research activity crosses traditional boundaries into areas of translation studies, comparative literature, cultural studies, gender studies, social, economic and political studies, Latin America, language learning and linguistics. We offer unique opportunities for research supervision in a wide variety of subjects at both MA by Thesis and PhD level. The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures has excellent facilities in terms of dedicated language teaching rooms. There are eight main teaching rooms, all equipped with a full suite of PCs, AV systems, projectors, DVD-players and a visualiser. Several have interactive whiteboards. One of the rooms functions as an interpreting suite, with nine interpreter booths. As well as this, we have the Language Learning Centre (LLC), hosting the expertise of trained language learning advisers whose role is to support students in their independent study. The availability of a team of language learning advisers is a feature which makes our Centre renowned nationally and internationally in the realm of language advising and independent learning. Postgraduate research students also benefit from the superb facilities of the newly restored Brynmor Jones Library. Research supervisors Dr Elizabeth Ward Details Open for admission in 2018/19 Open for admission in 2019/20 Full time Part time MA by Thesis 1 year 2 years PhD 3 years* 5 years* * plus writing-up time Start in January, May or September Get in touch Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Research The school engages in a range of interdisciplinary research activities that often cut across traditional language-centred boundaries. Our areas of particular expertise lie in six broad research groupings. Potential doctoral research students are invited to follow the links to individual staff research pages to learn more about the research areas in which they can offer supervision: Narrating the Past Dr David Eldridge Dr Angela Kimyongur Dr Robert J. Miles Dr Laura Rorato Dr Adrian Tudor Dr Elizabeth Ward Popular Cultures Dr Helena Chadderton Dr David Eldridge Dr Rachel Haworth Dr Paul McAleer Dr Robert J. Miles Dr Alejandro Riberi Dr Laura Rorato Dr Adrian Tudor Gender, Sexuality and Race Professor Michael Gratzke Dr Imogen Long-Levasseur Dr Paul McAleer Violence, War and Conflict Professor Michael Gratzke Dr Angela Kimyongur Dr Jo Metcalf Language Learning, Teaching and Linguistics Kerry Dobson Dr Michael Farrelly Dr Duncan Hunter Professor Marina Mozzon-McPherson Political and Cultural Encounters Dr Helena Chadderton Dr Rachel Haworth Dr Imogen Long-Laveasseur Dr Elizabeth Ward Related courses MA in TESOL The Postgraduate Training Scheme It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills. Postgraduate Training Scheme Fees and funding Home/EU: £4,327 (full-time) Home/EU: £2,163 (part-time) International: £14,000 (full-time) These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page. The standard length of a full-time PhD programme is three years, or five years part-time, plus 'writing-up'. For full-time students, writing up typically takes about three months but may be extended to one year without further paperwork. For part-time students, writing up typically takes one year, but may be extended to two years without further paperwork. There is a small continuation fee to be paid for the writing-up period. The continuation fee is partly reimbursed, if you submit in less than one year (full-time) or less than two years (part-time). For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities. The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme. Find out more The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help. Find out more The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential. Find out more Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain to slavery. Find out more Entry requirements We can offer supervision for MA by Thesis and PhD programmes in Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Second Language Learning and Teaching, as well as Applied Language and Linguistics or Translation Studies. For entry onto one of these research degrees, you should normally have, or expect to obtain a Master’s degree at merit or 60% and above (or international equivalent) in the relevant area. With your application, you should submit a comprehensive research proposal including an outline of the proposed field of study, the research methodology, a literature review, and—crucially—an indication of the significance of the research and its original contribution. You should also include an example of written work (2,000 - 3,000 words). International students If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.