Research course

Applied Linguistics

Institution
Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

You should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject passed with Merit or better. The Master’s degree should contain a dissertation component for which a mark at or approaching distinction level is expected.

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

Our staff are members of the Language Research Centre (LRC) and we are especially interested in projects concerning:

  • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • Cognitive Psychology of Language
  • Discourse analysis
  • Lexical Studies
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Vocabulary learning


Your project will be agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions are started before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.

You are closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of the project. This involves fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals thereafter.

There are no taught PhD classes but if requested, you may attend MA modules relevant to your thesis. You typically undertake a number of distinct but related research studies that ultimately form the basis of your dissertation.

You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Applied Linguistics, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.

You may also have the chance to teach undergraduate tutorials and seminars from the second year, for which you receive training and payment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Swansea University Postgraduate
Email
study@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295358