Research course

Applied Linguistics (with English Language Teaching)

University of Nottingham · School of English

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) and a masters degree at Merit level or above.

Applicants without a masters degree who can demonstrate equivalent expertise should contact the School of English.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Applied Linguistics offers a fascinating opportunity to study the interaction between language and the real world.

You will be supervised by our expert staff, who offer specialisms in areas including:

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language development
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language learner psychology (including language learner anxiety, language learner motivation, and group dynamics)
  • Language teacher psychology (including teacher resilience and motivation)

You will join a diverse body of PhD students, working across all areas of the School of English (from English literature to medieval studies).

You will also be encouraged to take part in events, such as our postgraduate research seminars and the yearly English Showcase, which brings all PhD students together to share their work.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this 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

Postgraduate Enquiries
0115 9515559