Entry requirements

MPhil in Linguistics : A Masters degree in English language or linguistics or a related area.

PhD in Linguistics : A Masters degree in English language or linguistics or a related area.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

  • PhD in Linguistics
  • MPhil in Linguistics

The School of English offers research supervision in a wide range of subdisciplines of English language and linguistics. There is active research in applied linguistics, descriptive grammar and theoretical syntax, discourse analysis, first-and second-language acquisition, lexicology and lexicography, phonetics and phonology, semantics and pragmatics, language variation and change, and sociolinguistics.

Our doctoral students work on a variety of areas of research, using approaches including corpus linguistics, ethnographic methods, field linguistics, and film and literary analysis.

We offer supervision in the description and analysis of any language or any variety of English. Recently we have supervised work on Kuwaiti Arabic, Azeri, Tunisian Berber, Tunisian Arabic, English, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Judeo-Espanyol, Kenyang, Korean, Setswana, Vietnamese and Yoruba.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website
International students
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There are a range of funding opportunities available for UK and non-UK students. Please visit our PhD and scholarships page where you can find out about funding for postgraduate study, living costs, scholarships and bursaries: PhD fees and scholarships

The course fees can be found at: Linguistics

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12-36 months


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months

Course contact details

Liz Walker
+44 (0)1273 877303