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 and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Carolyn Letts, Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Email
pgrecls@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7390