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English Language and Linguistics, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. We have supervisors with experience in most areas of English language and linguistics including, for example, multilingualism, second language acquisition, comparative and theoretical syntax, Romance linguistics, linguistic minorities, the construction of linguistic, ethnic and cultural identities, and empirical approaches to the study of language.

During the English language and Linguistics 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 the 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.

We’re also key contributors to the Anglia Ruskin-Cambridge University (ARC) Romance Linguistics Seminar, who organise many talks you’ll be welcome to attend, or even contribute to. These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of disciplines.

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), 3-6 years (part-time).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, multilingualism, linguistic and cultural identities
  • The empirical study of language: experimental, corpus-based and computational approaches to phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics and pragmatics
  • Acquisition of second/foreign language phonology, linguistic and cultural identities (especially attitudes, stereotypes and identity construction in multilingual contexts and dialect contact situations) and sociolinguistic aspects of constructed languages

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.
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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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