School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Report
School of Cultures, Languages
and Area Studies
Postgraduate Advisory Day
13 December 2012
WELCOME
Dr Nicki Hitchcott
Director of Postgraduate Studies
School of CLAS
email: pg-clas.nottingham.ac.uk
Programme
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16.00 Coffee
16.15 Application process, funding
guidance, timetable 2013
16.45 Postgraduate Q and A
17.15 Individual consultation with Course
Directors. Guided tours with current
postgraduates.
Postgraduate study in the
School
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American and Canadian Studies
Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
Film and Television Studies
French and Francophone Studies
German Studies
Spanish Portuguese and Latin American
Studies
Russian and Slavonic Studies
Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting
MA in Comparative Literature
MA in Literatures in Translation
MA in Translation Studies
Taught courses and
research courses
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PG Dip (Russian, Serbian/Croatian
and Slovene)
MA /MSc
 MA by Research/MRes
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PhD
Application process
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apply online at: https://pgapps.nottingham.ac.uk
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must have accepted an offer from Nottingham
for postgraduate study in order to be eligible to
apply for AHRC or University funding
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Studentships are competitive and awarded on
academic merit
Self-funded
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Part-time or full-time?
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Revis fund
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Part-time work in Nottingham or
through School/University
AHRC/Block Grant
Partnership Studentship
competition 2013
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A number of fully-funded awards
(home/EU fees plus maintenance)
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Full-time and part-time students may
apply
AHRC/Block Grant
Partnership Studentship
competition 2013
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A small number of fully-funded awards
(home/EU fees plus maintenance)
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2012-13 full-time rates:
MA £ 9,490 + fees
PhD £13,590 + fees
AHRC/BGP allocation for
2013-14
PhD
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American and Canadian Studies
3
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Culture, Film and Media
1
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French /Francophone Studies
1
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German Studies
1
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Russian and Slavonic Studies
1
There will also be a number of Research Preparation
Masters available for both taught and research MAs in
the same areas
Applying for AHRC funding
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DOCUMENTS
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University of Nottingham application forms for
AHRC funding can be downloaded from the
Graduate School webpage.
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Doctoral Scheme
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Student application form; Referees’ report
form; Institutional support and authorisation
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Research Preparation Masters
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Student application form; Referees’ report
form; Institutional support and authorisation
Funding Timetable 2013
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1st March 2013 University of Nottingham deadline for
AHRC/BGP applications and references to be
submitted to the School ([email protected])
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March/April 2013 Schools rank applications for
AHRC/BGP funding
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May 2013 Meeting of BGP Panel to select
Nottingham University’s nominees
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May 2013 Nominees informed and must accept or
decline nomination
CLAS funding
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Fee plus stipend for PhD study
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Fee awards for MA study
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Can be held in conjunction with any
other partial funding award
CLAS Studentship competition
Must hold an offer from Nottingham
for postgraduate study (apply online)
 If eligible, must apply in parallel for
external or university funding
 All AHRC applicants automatically
considered for CLAS funding
 Other applicants submit form available
on web
 Deadline for applications: noon on
13th May 2013
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Other sources of funding
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Sir Francis Hill – Details available on
the Graduate School web-page.
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Application deadline to School to be
confirmed.
International Office funding
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Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for
Research Excellence (deadline 1st March
2013)
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Competitive awards for overseas and EU
applicants to Nottingham
Visit International Office web pages:
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationalstudents/scholar
shipsfeesfinance/scholarships/index.aspx#international
Part-time study
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Eligible to apply for AHRC/BGP and CLAS
funding
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W H Revis Bequest Fund.
The Fund offers small grants towards tuition
fees.
Further details are available at;
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservice
s/financialsupport/studentfunding/fundingpo
stgraduates.aspx
Thank you for coming to the
Postgraduate Advisory Day
Questions?
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If you want to follow up any of the
information we have given you or want
advice on applications, funding, etc,
please ask us today or contact the
Postgraduate and Research Office:
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[email protected]
Postgraduate panel
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Isha Pearce (MA French)
Laura Todd (PhD Russian)
Leora Hadas (PhD Film Studies)
Claire Burdfield (MRes Film and TV
Studies)

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