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Language and Communication

Cardiff University

Ph.D. On Campus
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About

The PhD in Language and Communication from Cardiff University invites candidates to undertake substantial, detailed and focused research. The PhD programme empowers candidates both to produce innovative research and to develop themselves as independent and intellectually creative scholars.

Overview

The PhD in Language and Communication from Cardiff University is a degree which offers candidates the opportunity to research a topic that interests and excites them and falls within the expertise of staff in the Centre for Language and Communication Research.

Programme aims

  • The research programme offers knowledge and expertise to take you on to a role in higher education, or employment requiring high-level skills in research or advanced subject knowledge.
  • The programme recruits a diverse range of Home/EU and international students who want to engage in a research environment characterised by world-leading research expertise in social, applied and interactional areas of human communication, language and linguistics.

Distinctive features

  • We offer the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of staff research projects.
  • We offer teaching opportunities on the undergraduate programme, and PhD students can undertake the School’s unique "Learning to Teach" programme, accredited by the Higher Education Academy.
  • We run regular research seminars featuring staff and visiting speakers, together with a weekly postgraduate research seminar series and the academic session is rounded off with an annual postgraduate research conference.
  • Full-time PhD students are allocated study spaces with computing facilities, networked information and access to email and the internet.
  • Funding across the period of a PhD candidature is available for students to attend conferences and workshops, or undertake library/archive visits related to their PhD studies.

Programme Structure

Research environment

  • The School takes the training of research students very seriously, providing the facilities and supervisory guidance to help them flourish intellectually and work productively. 
  • The School has a dedicated suite of PhD research rooms with excellent networked IT facilities. 
  • Each student has a conference budget and is given a contribution to photocopying costs, as well as free printing facilities.
  • We regularly check with students what training they need and ensure that it is provided. Our PhD students can apply to get teaching experience with us and our unique “Learning to Teach” programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. 
  • The Arts and Social Studies Library is well-stocked with books and academic journals in all our subject areas, while also possessing substantial electronic resources and specialist collections such as Cardiff Rare Books

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
109
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants to the programme will also have demonstrated a strong performance at Master’s level in a subject related to linguistics, will have completed a course in research methods, and will have some experience of conducting empirical research (possibly as part of the master’s degree).
  • All PhD candidates are required to have adequate research training.  If lacking such training, they will be considered for the MA in Language and Communication Research with progression to the 3-year PhD programme. 
  • During the MA year, in order to progress to the PhD programme students are required to obtain a minimum of 65% in at least 3 of the taught modules, and to obtain a dissertation mark of at least 65%. 

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Funding

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