Research course


Lancaster University · Linguistics and English Language

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in Applied Linguistics or a related subject (such as Linguistics, Foreign Languages or Education) and a Master's degree in a subject relevant to the proposed research, with an average of at least 60% for UK MA degrees.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Research degrees can be undertaken full-time, part-time, or by a combination of both. You can also register as studying away from Lancaster for part of your studies.

Proposals are accepted in a wide range of topics including: language and media, linguistic description and theory, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, language learning and teaching, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, gender and language, literacy, stylistics, language testing, and pragmatics.

Students will be matched with staff interests to provide strong supervision relationships.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking, and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent .

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Linguistics Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593028