MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
Months of entry
January, April, September
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in English language and intercultural communication, supported by the expertise of our staff.
You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of English language and intercultural communication, with a strong focus on contemporary European/migrant cinema and literature, second-language acquisition, urban multilingualism, socio-linguistic theory.
You’ll conduct your research in a collaborative environment with strong links to a number of other centres in our University and the wider community. We host and take part in many research oriented events for staff and postgraduate students, including our regular Faculty and departmental research seminars and international conferences. Our seminars will give you the chance to present papers in a supportive setting.
We’re also key contributors to the Faculty's Research Unit for Intercultural and Transcultural Studies (RUITS), who organise many talks you’ll be welcome to attend, or even contribute to. These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of disciplines.
You could also benefit from financial support – we allocate a substantial sum every year towards postgraduate travel and conference expenses, as well as some bursaries.
All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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