Research course

Applied Linguistics: English Language Teaching

University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree and normally Masters at Merit level, or equivalent, in Music or a cognate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This PhD integrates structured coursework in applied linguistics/English language teaching and research skills training with the production of an original research thesis.

The course follows a taught year of study followed by a period of research.


Year 1 Core modules: Description of language; quantitative methods and statistical processes; research and enquiry in applied linguistics 1 and 2; 2nd language learning or language in society;
3 optional modules from a list of professional and academic modules in applied linguistics and English language teaching.

Years 2 to 4:
During year 2 the students complete an advanced skills portfolio, comprising a range of research and professional skill development activities; in years 2 to 4 they also work towards completion of an original research thesis

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Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

full time
60 months

Course contact details

Modern Languages
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