Part-time PhD bursary at UCLAN: Literacy acquisition through sign language in a distance learning environment

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Applications are invited for a part-time MPhil/PhD tuition fee bursary in the International Centre for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies (iSLanDS). The iSLanDS Centre is a unique hub for the study of sign languages and deaf communities around the world, with the majority of our work focusing on developing countries. Virtually all our staff and students are Deaf sign language users, and they come from countries such as Turkey, India, Lebanon, Israel, and Uganda.
The bursary is tenable for up to 6 years (subject to satisfactory progress) with an expected commencement date of 1 October 2009.  The bursary will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates plus project consumables. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference between UK/EU and International fees.

For a complete list of essential and desirable criteria, see details on this web page (scroll down to project number RS0854):
http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/research/research_degrees/studentships.php#Arnoux_Part-time_PhD_Bursary_Scheme

http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/research/research_degrees/files/RS0854_Arnoux_Shipvacancy_notif__spec.doc
 
For further information about the iSLanDS Centre, please see http://www.uclan.ac.uk/islands
 
Informal enquiries about the project may be directed to Prof. Ulrike Zeshan tel:+44 (0)1772 891304, fax +44 (0)1772 894933, SMS +44 (0)7772487941, or email uzeshan@uclan.ac.uk ).
 
Requests for an application pack (quoting the project reference number RS/08/54) should be directed to the Graduate Research Office. Tel +44 (0)1772 894287 or e-mail researchdegrees@uclan.ac.uk 
 
Closing date: Monday 6 July 2009

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