PhD opportunities in Modern Languages and Cultures / German Studies at the University of Warwick (12.12.2022)


PhD opportunities in Modern Languages and Cultures / German Studies at the University of Warwick (UK)

Final deadlines 12 December and 11 January (depending on the funding scheme).


The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) at the University of Warwick invites applications from outstanding candidates for doctoral study commencing in September/October 2023. 

The SMLC offers PhD programmes in French, German, Italian, and Hispanic Studies (all conceived in a global sense) as well as in Translation & Transcultural Studies. The School offers a broad range of expertise in each of these areas and welcomes enquiries on interdisciplinary topics. 

Note that for the main funding opportunities the process is multi-staged, involving an application for admission and a separate application for funding. It is advisable, therefore, to discuss a possible application beforehand. 

To express an interest, please send your CV and a two-page preliminary research proposal to (cc by early December, clearly noting the subject of your message as a PhD and/or scholarship enquiry in French / German / Italian / Hispanic / Translation & Transcultural Studies. (Please note: This preliminary proposal is not yet the one you will submit for your final application, but will help us decide which applications to pursue.)

For preliminary enquiries about a project related specifically to German Studies in a broad sense (literature, film, culture, history with a strong cultural component, social theory, German-Jewish history et al.), please get in touch at your earliest convenience with Dr Christine Achinger,

The SMLC will support (nominate) a select number of first-rate applications from prospective and qualifying existing students for the following funding opportunities whose calls are now open: 

  • Chancellor’s International Scholarships: The University offers up to 42 scholarships to the most outstanding international PhD applicants. For on how to apply for these University scholarships, please see here. The deadlines for the dual process of applying for admissions and funding are on Monday 12 December 2022 (23:59 pm GMT) (admissions) and Wednesday 14 December 2022 (23:59 GMT) (funding). All supporting documentation must be uploaded by 5 January 2023. We will be unable to support last-minute enquiries and/or applications for this highly competitive scheme. Discussion of your application with the SMLC should start late October/early November. 
  • AHRC Midlands 4 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership: the M4C DTP offers up to 60 fully funded scholarships for eligible students through its Open Competition across 8 Consortium institutions (including Warwick). New for 2023, the Stuart Hall Foundation (SHF) Scholarship will support at least two studentships a year for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to undertake doctoral research in arts and humanities. You can find out more about SHF here.   

For more information, see The call for 2023 entry opened on 17 October 2022 with a strict deadline on 11 January 2023, noon UK time

You will need to have submitted a separate application for a place of study (admission) to the University of Warwick. 

The universities of Warwick and Coventry will host a joint online Application Writing Workshops for M4C candidates on 19 November 2022, 10 am-1 pm. We strongly encourage applicants to attend. Registration details and the link to subscribe will be posted on the M4C website (as above, scroll down). 


Further funding opportunities are advertised on the websites of Warwick’s Doctoral College and the Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE).   

  • For more information on prerequisites and how apply for a place of study, please see here
  • To search for relevant research expertise among SMLC staff, see here, for information about research in German Studies more specifically see here
  • To explore current doctoral research in the School, click here

The School Director of Graduate Studies ( will also be pleased to advise on finding a supervisor. 


School of Modern Languages & Cultures


Dr Christine Achinger
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in German Studies | School of Modern Languages and Cultures |  University of Warwick |  External: +44 (0)24 765 2461 50388 |  Internal: 50388

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Datum der Veröffentlichung: 14.11.2022
Letzte Änderung: 14.11.2022