Why choose this course
The School of Literature and Languages is internationally regarded and our research takes a strong multi-disciplinary approach, and covers languages and linguistic settings all over the world.
The postgraduate Linguistics research at the University of Surrey 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 a number of externally funded doctoral training partnerships, and you might be able to benefit from a studentship from us if you’re suitable qualified.
- Theoretical morphology (including Network Morphology and Paradigm Function Morphology)
- Morphological interfaces
- Linguistic typology (including Canonical Typology)
- Language documentation and description (including Austronesian, Nakh-Daghestanian, Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Oto-Manguean, Papuan, Slavonic, Tibeto-Burman languages).
- Intercultural communication in commercial and educational settings
- Interlanguage/intercultural pragmatics
- Face management and (im)politeness
- Ethnolinguistic minorities
- Language ideologies and practices in transnational areas
- Corpora and language learning
- Corpus-based lexicography
- TESOL/SLA (topics focusing on classroom interaction, spoken language use and development, teacher training)
- Oracy skills in higher education
- Linguistic issues emerging from internationalisation.
- 48 months
- 96 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Linguistics View 103 other PhDs in Language Studies in United Kingdom
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.
International16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4327 GBP per year during 48 months.
- EU/EEA £2,163.50
- NON-EU/EEA £8,200
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