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Linguistics

University of Surrey

48 months
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About

The Linguistics programme at the University of Surrey is internationally regarded, and our research takes a strong multi-disciplinary approach, and covers languages and linguistic settings all over the world.

Overview

Why choose this programme

Most of the research in the Linguistics programme at the University of Surrey focuses on the consequences of linguistic diversity. Our postgraduate research looks at the grammatical structure of languages and the ways in which language-related research can have practical applications, with applied linguistics research considering topics such as:

  • multiculturalism and mobility 
  • multilingual practices in business and educational contexts 
  • intercultural pragmatics 
  • second and foreign language learning and teaching 
  • lexicography and corpus linguistics.  

We’re also home to the Surrey Morphology Group, a linguistics research centre that focuses on theoretical morphology, morphological interfaces, linguistic typology, and documenting and describing languages.

We’ve been awarded over £2m in external funding since 2012, with funding coming from the European Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust, among others. We’re part of several externally funded doctoral training partnerships, and you might be able to benefit from a studentship from us if you’re suitably qualified.

What you will study

It normally takes three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study to complete our PhD in Linguistics. You’ll take a confirmation viva at 12-15 months (or 24-30 months part-time) and then be assessed by a thesis and viva examination.

You’ll be assigned two supervisors, who you’ll meet with monthly to discuss your progress. Your supervisors will guide you through your PhD, and will give you feedback and advice on your work.

As a doctoral student in the School of Literatures and Languages, you’ll receive a structured training programme covering the practical aspects of being a researcher, including grant writing, publishing in journals, and applying for academic jobs.

Programme Structure

Research themes

  • Theoretical morphology (including Network Morphology and Paradigm Function Morphology)
  • Morphological interfaces
  • Linguistic typology (including Canonical Typology)
  • Intercultural communication in commercial and educational settings
  • Interlanguage/intercultural pragmatics
  • Face management and (im)politeness

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to hold a good first degree (a minimum 2:1 or equivalent) and an MA in a topic relevant to Linguistics or Applied Linguistics. In exceptional cases, students with a good first degree will be considered.
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category and at least 7.0 in the writing component.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17600 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17600 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £8,800

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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