Applicants for PhD study should have achieved a strong honours degree in a relevant field, with clear evidence of research potential, and a distinction in their UK Masters Degree (or equivalent).
Months of entry
Candidates for the PhD in Cambridge are guided by a Supervisor, though they will normally also discuss their work with a number of other experts in their field. The nature of the work depends on topic. Within linguistics, some PhD students may do most of their work in libraries, or spend part of their time collecting and analysing data, or carry out experiments in the phonetics laboratory or psycholinguistics laboratory. Students registered for the PhD in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics will normally have one of the staff of the Department as Supervisor, though sometimes specialists outside the Department will fulfil this role.
Prospective applicants can get an idea of the range of topics which can be supervised from the description of staff research interests, the list of members of the Faculty, and from the topics of current PhD students; but, since by definition doctoral research must be original, they should not hesitate to discuss with the Department ideas within or across areas of Linguistics which are not explicitly represented in these places.
Information for international students
English Language Proficiency: IELTS 7.5 (minimum of 7 in each unit); TOEFL iBT 110 (minimum 25 in each individual element); CAE Grade A or B (minimum 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment; CPE Grade A, B or C (with minimum 200 in each individual element).
Fees and funding
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Cambridge Commonwealth European and International Trusts, Gates Cambridge Scholarships, College Scholarships.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Louise Radok
- 01223 335050