Research course

Applied Linguistics (by thesis and coursework)

Institution
Lancaster University · Linguistics and English Language
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

Master's degree (UK or equivalent) in Applied Linguistics or a related subject, for example Linguistics, Foreign Languages, Education, with an overall average of at least 60% for UK MAs.

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Applied Linguistics or a releated subject, for example Linguistics, Foreign Languages, Education.


Additional Requirements

As part of your application you also need to provide a research proposal on the Department's PhD Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework research proposal form. This is available from the Research proposal section of our PhD study webpage, as is the guidance on completing the form.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

This PhD programme understands Applied Linguistics as research into language with a relevance to real-world issues and proposals are accepted in a wide range of topics. By combining your PhD studies with a set of taught modules, this programme is designed to broaden your knowledge of relevant research and research methodologies. Many of our students are professionals who are balancing PhD studies with full-time careers, and this contributes to the rich and stimulating academic environment this programme offers.

The programme is designed for you to simultaneously complete your coursework and develop your thesis. In your first year of study you will complete compulsory modules in research methodology and in applied linguistics that are taught by distance. In addition, you have the opportunity to take additional modules from the department’s MA programmes and the Faculty’s Research Training Programme with a choice of modules either on-campus or by distance.

One of the strengths of this programme is the flexibility it allows in pursuing your PhD – you have the choice to either study on campus in Lancaster, or from home. You may study full-time or part-time but have the option to switch at any point during your studies. The compulsory modules in research methodology and linguistics are taught online, while for MA modules there is a choice of both on-site and distance learning available.

Regardless whether you study in Lancaster or from home, you must attend two intensive residentials at Lancaster University in the first two years of your studies. During this time you will have the opportunity to complete a portion of the coursework, participate in a graduate student conference, and engage in a range of professional and academic development activities such as sessions on academic writing, presentation skills, and career development as well as attend workshops offered by the university library.

KEY FACTS

Option to study full time (36 months) or part time (60 months)
Study on campus in Lancaster or off-campus from home
4 compulsory study modules – 2 in research methods and 2 in applied linguistics
Opportunity to take additional modules from the department’s MA programmes
2 intensive residentials at the department in Lancaster

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Coordinator
Email
postgraduatelinguistics@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592099