The Phonetics and Phonology Integrated PhD programme from Newcastle University has a substantial taught and assessed component, as well as a supervised research element. The foundation is a common core of modules dealing with essential theoretical issues and research methods. You are also offered specialised modules which act as the basis for your thesis.
You will have an individual course of study based on your needs and sponsor's requirements.
The research phase of the programme offers supervision in:
One of the strengths of the course is that it brings together the teaching and research expertise of staff belonging to three schools that make up the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CriLLS). These are:
This widens the pool of modules that are available and enables you to interact with staff and students from a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. Our particular areas of strength are in:
The cross-cutting theme within these areas that we are all interested in is the link between perception, production and learning.
Our perception research looks at the role of speakers and listeners in shaping linguistic systems and sound change.
Work on production and learning covers our interest in investigating meaningful sound patterning, including how it is acquired, stored, and produced within a social context. Our work also investigates categorical and graded aspects of speech and the role of language-specific factors in shaping these categories.
Recent graduates of phonetics and phonology at Newcastle have worked on a variety of languages and dialects, including:
Our graduates go on to work in academic institutions across the world, and in public and private institutions specialising in health sciences, media and communication, speech technology and forensic science.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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