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English Language and Intercultural Communication, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The English Language and Intercultural Communication programme offered by the Anglia Ruskin University will allow you to explore your own interests in English language and intercultural communication, supported by the expertise of our staff.

About

You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of English language and intercultural communication, with a strong focus on contemporary European/migrant cinema and literature, second-language acquisition, urban multilingualism, socio-linguistic theory.

During the English Language and Intercultural Communication programme offered by the Anglia Ruskin University you’ll conduct your research in a collaborative environment with strong links to a number of other centres in our University and the wider community. We host and take part in many research oriented events for staff and postgraduate students, including our regular Faculty and departmental research seminars and international conferences. Our seminars will give you the chance to present papers in a supportive setting.

Careers

We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, in areas like writing up a paper for publication; placing an academic article; giving a conference paper; the doctoral writing style; updates on research methods and literature searches; internet training; editing skills for doctoral research; subsequent monograph publication; and dealing with festivals, agents, and publishers. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities in the department, or organise research events like seminars and conferences.

In conjunction with the University’s research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please bear in mind we usually require up to four weeks to consider applications, so it’s best to apply at least a month before your preferred start date.

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2-5 years (full-time)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      3-6 years (part-time). PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time). 3 to 6 years (part-time).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

    Areas of research included:

    • Migrant cinema and literature, questions of identity in postcolonial European narrative or film, contemporary Latin American cinema and literature, intercultural communication.
    • Second language acquisition and urban multilingualism, with a particular focus on language use and its impact on linguistic development and the emergence of ethnic and cultural identity
    • Second language learning, the policy and practice of second language use in the modern globalised world, language diversity and language policy in Europe

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      88

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      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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    • Minimum required score:

      61

      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    Academic Requirements

    • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
    • Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      12600 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      4260 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Part time fees:

    • UK/EU: £2,130 per year
    • NON-UK/EU: £6,300 per year

    Living costs for Cambridge

    • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

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