Research course

Applied Linguistics

Institution
Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

MA by Research/MPhil: You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject. PhD: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. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Department of English Language and Literature welcomes applications from students wishing to pursue graduate level research at PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research level in Applied Linguistics, particularly topics in second language acquisition, bilingualism, vocabulary learning, corpus linguistics and discourse analysis.
The choice of topic is up to you but must be worked out in consultation with your supervisors and the expertise in the section of Applied Linguistics. It is a good idea to enter discussions before applying and to draw up an initial proposal together. At the end of your first nine months you present a 10, 000 word chapter, synopsis, bibliography and table of contents, plus a list of training courses attended to a progression panel which makes recommendations for your future direction. Over the course of the programme you will normally carry out a number of distinct but related research studies that will finally be the basis of your dissertation.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor John Goodby
Email
j.goodby@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 205678 ext 4312