Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to a have a Masters degree in a relevant subject (with an award of merit or above) and a first or upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree in English language or linguistics or a related subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

We offer research supervision in a wide range of subdisciplines of English language and linguistics. We welcome projects on any variety of English and are able to supervise the description and analysis of a range of languages.

We particularly welcome applications in the areas of:

  • descriptive grammar (including typological approaches) and/or theoretical syntax
  • discourse analysis (especially political and media discourse, discourse of identity, corpus linguistic approaches)
  • language variation and change
  • morphology, phonology, orthography
  • pragmatics (including intercultural pragmatics and im/politeness)
  • semantics, lexicology, (meta)lexicography
  • stylistics.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
study@sussex.ac.uk