Research course

Applied Linguistics

Institution
Canterbury Christ Church University · English and Language Studies
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

The minimal qualification for MPhil and PhD applicants is:

  • A good bachelor's degree in a relevant subject
  • An excellent research proposal
  • All candidates must have successfully completed an English-medium course of study with a substantial research element

A British masters degree is often preferred as evidence of experience in research within the British system. The majority of students in TESOL also have professional experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

An MPhil and PhD in Applied Linguistics are offered in the School of Language Studies and Applied Linguistics. These degrees are co-ordinated by Professor Adrian Holliday, who is also Head of The Graduate School, which provides cross-institutional support and facilities for research students within an interdisciplinary community.

We have:

  • a major emphasis on critical qualitative research into social and cultural issues in language education and intercultural communication, and also interest in grammar, discourse and pragmatics
  • a small friendly community of about ten full-time and twelve part-time students
  • a strong pastoral ethos, where full-time students can see their supervisors regularly and part-time students can have regular email contact

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@canterbury.ac.uk