Research course

Language and Communication

University of York · Department of Language and Linguistics Science

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good 1st degree or MA in linguistics, psychology, sociology, education, communication, or a related area. When making an application, indicate which disciplines your research topic is relevant to and a possible supervisor for your research. 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


Course content

The MPhil/PhD in Language and Communication is an interdisciplinary programme run across four departments: Education, Language and Linguistic Science, Psychology and Sociology. The staff on the programme are experts in language and communication who pool their resources to offer the PhD.

Academic staff on the programme have established international reputations for innovative research and cross-disciplinary working. We employ multiple methodologies underpinned by a range of approaches to the study of language, including cognitive, ethnographic, interactionist, or dynamic/emergent approaches to language study. Some of us use primarily qualitative methods (notably conversation analysis), while others specialise in experimental and quantitative approaches.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322652