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PhD Studentship in Catalan Studies
Balearic Islands Doctoral Studentship in Catalan Studies

The Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, invites applications for a Doctoral Studentship in any aspect of Catalan Studies.

A studentship will be awarded in August 2020 to the most highly qualified candidate applying for a full-time PhD programme starting in September 2020. In order to be considered for an award, applicants should have (or expect to have by the end of the 2019/20 academic year) an MA or equivalent qualification.

The award is tenable for up to three years and provides a maintenance allowance of £16,000 per year and, in addition, covers tuition fees at the home/EU fee rate of £4407.[i]

We welcome applications in the following fields (involving any Catalan-speaking area):

  • Literature
  • Translation Studies
  • Theatre
  • Popular culture and sport
  • Film Studies
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Art and visual culture
  • Language teaching

Prospective students are strongly advised to discuss your proposed research with the Director for the Centre of Catalan Studies, Professor John London, prior to submitting a formal application (j.london@qmul.ac.uk).

For further information on research degrees and how to apply

Information about The Centre for Catalan Studies

Closing Date: 10 August 2020

Candidates whose applications are received after the deadline will be considered for admission, but not for funding.

[i]Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to make up the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees (Overseas tuition fees will be £18,000 so the difference to pay will be in the region of £13,593 per year).


Current research

Professor John London

Riocárd Ó hOddail

Pdh, 2017-2020 (Queen Mary University of London) “Translating Queer Catalan Drama for the Irish Stage”


PhD on Catalan topics at QMUL

James Hawkey

PhD, 2012 (Queen Mary University of London). Language policy and language contact in Barcelona: a contemporary perspective

Enrico Chessa

PhD, 2012, (Queen Mary University of London).  Another case of language death? The intergenerational transmission of Catalan in Alghero

Noèlia Díaz-Vicedo

PhD, 2012 (Queen Mary University of London)


Anglo-Catalan Society

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The Anglo-Catalan Society exists to promote awareness and appreciation of Catalan culture in Britain and Ireland and to encourage cultural relations between the different communities.