Research course

Applied Linguistics (with English Language Teaching)

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of English
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

  • an undergraduate honours degree at 2:1 level or above or international equivalent
  • a masters degree at Merit level or above in the relevant area
  • a detailed research proposal

Months of entry

January, November, October, May, April, February

Course content

The School of English has long-established excellence in applied linguistics, and is home to a number of leading experts in the field.

Research areas include:

  • Stylistics and literary linguistics
  • Literature and language teaching
  • Cognitive approaches to literary text study
  • Cross-cultural pragmatics
  • International Englishes; language, culture and teacher development
  • Language and identity; sociolinguistics
  • Vocabulary description, acquisition and pedagogy
  • Lexicology
  • Spoken discourse study
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Grammar in spoken and written text (the School is home to the five-million word CANCODE corpus of spoken English)
  • Thinking skills in English teaching
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Motivation, affect
  • Language learning
  • Bilingualism, language and gender.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months
part time
96 months

Further details of qualification

Completion earlier than this is possible, with the approval of your supervisors and provided that the minimum study period has been completed.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559