Applicants are expected to have a good honours degree or a master's degree (MA, MSc or MEd) in a relevant discipline (e.g. MA degree in Applied Linguistics, Psychology, English, English for Academic Purposes, Education, Modern Languages, Linguistics) although candidates with other evidence of ability to succeed at PhD level will also be considered. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The PhD in Applied Linguistics is designed to enhance specialised linguistic knowledge through academic study and research.
The programme is suitable for all those interested in exploring how linguistic knowledge can be applied to everyday real-life phenomena such as language learning, language policy or language processing.
The course emphasises state-of-the-art research methodology appropriate for conducting linguistic research projects, using a wide range of linguistic research methods.
We are interested in hearing from students doing projects that link linguistic research with real-life language use.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities, please see our website for further information.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate fees and funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 322524