Research course

English Language and Linguistics

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area. PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in English language and linguistics, 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 linguistics, with a strong focus on multilingualism, linguistic minorities, and the construction of linguistic, ethnic and cultural identities.

You’ll conduct your research in a collaborative environment with strong links to a number of other centres in the 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) and Justice and Communities Research Unit (JACRU), 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 will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
01223 686868; international: +44 1245 686868