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Language, Policy and Planning, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cardiff, United Kingdom
Join our curious, challenge-led community and develop your research into language – with experts in the fields of language policy and planning, language rights and politics, language variation and change, sociolinguistics of bilingualism and multilingualism, and the sociology of language.
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Overview

This PhD is lead by the Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit in the School of Welsh. Projects include international research on language policy and planning, language rights and politics, language variation and change, sociolinguistics of bilingualism and multilingualism, and sociology of language.

The Unit aims to be at the leading edge in national and international language-planning developments. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the social, economic and environmental implications of language over both time and space. The Unit's work ranges in geographic scale from the local to the global whilst the full spectrum of quantitative and qualitative research techniques is deployed.

Programme aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in language planning, media, government, teaching, management and research. We provide training and a high level of support to all students and the postgraduate community makes a vital contribution to the University's international reputation for research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      This can also be undertaken as an MPhil (1 year duration).

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description

      This can also be undertaken as an MPhil (3 years duration).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Skills developed

  • Advanced subject knowledge and expertise
  • Advanced research skills and methodology (theory and application)
  • Self-management and motivation
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Research dissemination and engagement
Assessment

This programme is assessed based on the research outcome produced through submission of a thesis and viva voce.

  • For PhD students, the thesis should be up to 80,000 words.
  • For MPhil students, the thesis should be 50,000 words.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Suitable for graduates in Welsh or other Humanities and Social Science subjects. Students who have not completed an MA or a research methods training course normally follow the research skills module of the taught MA while preparing for their MPhil/PhD thesis.

A 1st or an upper 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent is required.

Candidates who wish to submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation in Welsh, and who have not graduated in Welsh, must satisfy the School as to the standard of their written and oral skills in the language.

The School of Welsh also welcomes applications from UK or overseas non-Welsh speaking students who wish to study and submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation through the medium of English.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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