Research course

Educational and Applied Linguistics

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Qualifications
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree with at least 60%, or international equivalent, in a related subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Integrated PhD in Educational and Applied Linguistics aims to help you achieve a critical conceptual understanding of practice, thought, evidence and theory relating to recent developments in applied linguistics.
This programme combines the support and structure of taught modules with independent research. It will introduce approaches to enable you to apply this understanding to your own professional context.
You take compulsory modules to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory in education. These modules enable you to find a path for future research, prepare a research proposal, and carry it out. You will also take optional modules related to your professional situation.
You have at least one supervisor from the second year of study and will work with them on all aspects of planning, conducting and writing up your research. Your thesis can answer questions about an issue of professional concern or interest.

Department specialisms

We specialise in research supervision in the fields of language and communication disorders, language acquisition (first, second and bilingual), applied and educational linguistics, TESOL and cross-cultural communication.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Rachelle Vessey, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Email
pgrecls@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 208 7384