We would usually expect you to hold, or be working towards, a masters degree in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
A PhD in linguistics (modern languages) allows you to research a linguistic topic related to one or more modern languages. Our areas of expertise for supervision include the following:
- Sociolinguistics (including language standardization, historical sociolinguistics)
- History of Linguistics (i.e. history of ideas about language, including the history of grammar-writing of particular languages)
- Pragmatics and Interactional Linguistics (including Conversation Analysis in workplace and institutional settings, Politeness Studies, Intercultural Communication Studies)
- Discourse Analysis
- Translation and Interpreting Studies
- Corpus Linguistics (especially diachronic linguistics)
- Applied Linguistics, especially Foreign/Second Language Education and its history
- Historical Linguistics
You can research any modern language but the school has particular expertise in French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian-Croatian and Slovene, as well as expertise in Italian and Chinese. We also have a Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studiesand an MA Digital Technologies for Language Teaching.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
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