Research course

Phonetics and Phonology

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

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, or a master's degree in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Phonetics and Phonology IPhD is designed for students who wish to develop an advanced theoretical and experimental grounding in Phonetics and Phonology. The focus is on its application in first and second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, speech science, and language patterning.
The Integrated PhD has a substantial taught and assessed component, as well as a supervised research element. The foundation is a common core of modules dealing with essential theoretical issues and research methods. You are also offered specialised modules which act as the basis for your thesis.
You will have an individual course of study based on your needs and sponsor's requirements.
One of the strengths of the course is that it brings together the teaching and research expertise of staff belonging to the Phonetics and Phonology Research Group, which is composed of students and staff working in phonetics and phonology across three of our academic schools:
  • School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences (ECLS)
  • School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (SELLL)
  • School of Modern Languages (SML)

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, course duration and attendance options

  • Integrated PhD
    full time
    48-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Frances Cook, PGR Programme Secretary, The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0) 191 208 6569