Research course

Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalents, in relevant subjects.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Newcastle University is one of the largest centres for linguistic research in Europe. This gives you the unique opportunity to learn a wide range of methodologies. You will be exposed to diverse theoretical perspectives, which will enrich your own research.
As a postgraduate researcher in linguistics or applied linguistics, you will carry out a major research project working with supervisors who are experts in your field. We offer supervision in a wide range of languages and areas, including:
  • conversation and discourse analysis
  • inter/cross cultural communication
  • corpus linguistics
  • oral communicative competence in a second language
  • language endangerment
  • syntax and morphology
  • phonetics and phonology
  • history of English
  • language variation and change
  • language evolution
  • (variationist) sociolinguistics
  • bilingualism
  • first and second language acquisition.

Department specialisms

Conversation and discourse analysis; inter/cross cultural communication; corpus linguistics; oral communicative competence in a second language; language endangerment; syntax and morphology; phonetics and phonology; history of English; language variation and change; language evolution; (variationist) sociolinguistics; bilingualism; first and second language acquisition

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all 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, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr G Khattab, Director of PG Research
Email
pgrecls@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6523