• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Why choose this Computational and Corpus Linguistics (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton?

Founded in 1998, by Professor Ruslan Mitkov, RGCL is a growing and world-leading inter-disciplinary research group which specialises in various areas of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing which include but are not limited to anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, machine translation, translation memory systems and translation technology in general, term extraction, author profiling, corpus development and exploitation, computational lexicography, computational phraseology, information extraction, named entity recognition, question answering, generation of multiple choice questions, NLP for language disabilities, and multilingual applications.

PhD ideas from any of these areas will be considered, but applicants are also welcome to discuss their own topics and ideas with supervisors.  

As a PhD student with RGCL, you will be supervised by leading academics in the field, all of whom have a 100% success rate for their past PhD supervisees. 

You will have fortnightly meetings with your Director of Studies in order to discuss your research and work closely with them from inception to completion.

We have a dedicated PhD office, and departmental library, which you will have access to. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Variable start date.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • Full-time (4 years)
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Duration description
      • Part-time (8 years)
      • Part-time Distance Learning (8 years)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The PhD programme in the School has the following three milestones:

  • Registration
  • Progression
  • Examination

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants for a research degree shall normally hold either:

  • a first or upper second class honours degree, or
  • a master’s degree, or
  • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research
  • an applicant whose entry award was not delivered in English, or non-native speaker of English shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in English to the level of an overall IELTS score of 7.0 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Part-time:

  • Home/EU - 2,130 GBP per year.
  • International - 6,350 GBP per year.

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725. It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
    • Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments.
    • Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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