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European Languages

Aberystwyth University

Ph.D. On Campus
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About

The Department of European Languages at Aberystwyth University offers a range of opportunities for research in three major European Languages - French, German and Spanish. The expertise of the teaching staff covers a variety of fields within each language, ranging from drama to cinema, to sociolinguistics, as well as philological language and literary studies.

Overview

Supervision of European Languages  projects at Aberystwyth University is always available on a wide range of topics. Candidates often spend a considerable part of their research period working in suitable foreign libraries and/or archives, while remaining under supervision from Aberystwyth.

Research Facilities

Good facilities are available to research students of the Department of European Languages. The University library has excellent collections of books and periodicals in each of the languages taught by the Department. In addition, the National Library of Wales, one of the five UK copyright libraries, is adjacent to the campus, and has a wide range of linguistic and literary material.

The Department has a suite of modern language laboratories that use the latest computer-assisted teaching packages. The laboratories also have state-of-the-art facilities and video on demand from a substantial collection of films, CDs and DVDs, and access to European satellite TV channels. The Department also enjoys strong links with other University departments and research groups across Europe. Members of the Department are very active in conferences and similar activities.

The Department is extensively involved in research activities at international and national level, and has secured several times the sector average in prestigious (and competitive) external funding, for example, Professor David Trotter has just been awarded £66,353 as the Aberystwyth element of a joint Heidelberg-Aberystwyth grant from the AHRC and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

MPhil and PhD Supervision of research projects is available on a wide range of topics (for more details see research supervisors). Candidates are often required to spend part of their research period working in suitable foreign libraries and/or archives, while remaining under supervision from Aberystwyth.

The Department of European Languages is situated on the Penglais campus, which also houses the University's Hugh Owen Library with its extensive range of books and academic periodicals in all the languages which we teach. Departmental library allocations in Aberystwyth are generous, and the Department has consciously sought to ensure that the collections within our research and teaching interests are strong and up to date. The University has a lively postgraduate scene: regular research seminars are held in the Department, and it also hosts the Aberystwyth Linguistics Forum, which organises 2 – 3 papers on linguistics topics every year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles Of Research Design
  • Research Skills And Personal Development
  • Ways Of Reading
  • Research Skills And Personal Development (0120)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
104
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
62
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • References must be supplied for each application. 
  • Copies of University transcripts
  • Copies of Degree certificates 
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages
  • Research proposal (for MPhil/ PhD applicants only)
  • Curriculum Vitae (for Courses that require professional work experience)
  • English language certificates (EU/International applicants only)
  • Further supplementary documents are required by the Department of English and Creative Writing.

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