Research course

Modern Languages (including Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching/ELT)

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class honours degree and normally Masters at Merit level, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English, modern languages, or a cognate discipline.

We will also consider candidates who do not have a Masters degree if they can demonstrate; outstanding undergraduate performance including evidence of preparedness for research (e.g. first class honours and 75% or more in the dissertation in a relevant subject); or other appropriate qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Modern Languages at Southampton is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence. We offer PhD supervision across a wide range of areas relating to language, culture and society, including Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching. You have the opportunity to study for your postgraduate degree in a variety of ways: full-time, part-time or as a distance learner, making for a flexible programme tailored to your research interests.

Study the key assets of modern languages by applying for the PhD Modern Languages Research Programme. Through conducting your own research, you can expand on your own knowledge in a field of your choice from language to applied linguistics and language teaching. This PhD Programme at the University of Southampton will give you the skillset to take to a range of successful professions such as teacher, researcher or lecturer.

Our key underlying research themes are contemporary language, linguistics, culture and society. Our staff are experienced supervisors, engaged in innovative research and postgraduate teaching, and there are excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062