Research course

Applied Linguistics (Lexical Studies)

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The PhD programme in Applied Linguistics at Cardiff is designed to meet the needs of part-time, distance-learning students who work in the broad areas of lexical research and lexical perspectives on language issues.

  • The programme is tightly structured around monthly and yearly tasks which enable students to maintain the momentum of their studies
  • Students are well supported, with the opportunity for regular supervision meetings via electronic means
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in a strong research group, with access to a rich bank of source materials and research tools
  • Monthly newsletters keep students up to date with relevant activities and network news
  • There is an annual conference, held in the UK, which provides an opportunity for face-to-face contact between students, supervisors and established researchers
  • Students are encouraged to make connections between their research and their working environment, and many conduct empirical research within their day-to-day work context
  • Funding worth £1250 across the period of a PhD candidature is available for students to attend conferences and workshops, or undertake library/archive visits related to their PhD studies.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
72 months

Course contact details

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