As a postgraduate researcher in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, you will carry out a major research project working with supervisors who are experts in your field. We offer supervision in a wide range of languages and areas, including:
- second language learning
- conversation and discourse analysis
- inter/cross cultural communication
- corpus linguistics
- oral communicative competence in a second language
- language endangerment
- syntax and morphology
- phonetics and phonology
- history of English
- language variation and change
- language evolution
- (variationist) sociolinguistics
- first and second language acquisition
Linguistics and applied linguistics is split across three Schools:
- School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
- School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
- School of Modern Languages
Our Schools score well in student satisfaction surveys and we have a diverse set of staff expertise. In the 2012 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 94% of our students stated that their supervision expectations were met or exceeded. More recently, Professor Anders Holmberg won our student-led award for Best Research Supervisor of 2013.
Centres and Institutes
Our links with research centres and institutes provide opportunities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary seminars and interest groups. Our most important connections are with:
- Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Studies
- Institute for Health and Society
- Centre for Research in Learning and Teaching
The Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS) offers research training to complement that delivered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A postgraduate researcher and a member of academic staff organise the programme, which ensures that it addresses linguistics students’ needs. Sessions include:
- writing conference abstracts
- presenting at conferences
- preparing job applications
- preparing for interviews
We also provide practical workshops on specialist software programs. These include statistical packages and those used in corpus linguistic methodologies.
- As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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- We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 88 other PhDs in Linguistics in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalents, in relevant subjects.
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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