Research course

Applied Linguistics (with English Language Teaching)

University of Nottingham · School of English

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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, February, April, May, October, November

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, 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
  • 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

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559