SALIS offers a dynamic, collaborative and supportive research environment in which to conduct research at either MA or PhD level. Our research students come from all over the world and work closely with their experienced and dedicated supervisors with whom they meet regularly on an individual basis. In the words of our recent graduates/students:
“I really enjoyed doing my PhD in SALIS. My supervisors were great: not only experts in the field, but also extremely supportive throughout.They always encouraged me to write papers, go to conferences and apply for funding, which was really beneficial as far as developing my academic profile is concerned.”
Dr Aleksandra Sudhershan, PhD Graduate 2012
“I found the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies in DCU to be a very friendly and supportive department within which to study and carry out research. I particularly like the way all the language departments in DCU are grouped together within SALIS, rather than having a separate French, Spanish department etc. It gives more of an intercultural and communal feeling to the department. I was encouraged to travel and go to conferences and I received funding towards this which allowed me to attend international conferences and meet fellow researchers working in the same area. From a personal point of view my supervisors, Brigitte Le Juez and Jean-Philippe Imbert, were so encouraging from the first day I met them. They could not have done more to help me through the highs and lows of doing my PhD. Their advice has proved invaluable and five and half years on I am still asking them for advice!”
Ms Dearbhla McGrath, Current PhD Student 2013
Our research students also engage with a programme of Graduate Training Elements, in for example, quantitative and qualitative research methods, which are invaluable to them in designing and focussing their research.
SALIS specialises in many aspects of of translation, language and intercultural studies. You can find the specific research interests of our staff together with their national and international publications on their individual pages on this site.
SALIS is also home to the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies as well as to EROSS, Expressions, Research, Orientations and Sexuality Studies, a research cluster at DCU.
If you are interested in studying with us, please contact me in the first instance and I will direct you further:
Dr Jennifer Bruen, Research Convenor
School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies