Undergraduate Study

We offer a wide range of  degrees right across the fields of English Language and Linguistics.

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Masters Study

We have an exciting range of postgraduate programmes, both campus-based and by distance.

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Postgraduate lecturing

We offer PhDs in Linguistics (by Research Only) and Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework.

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A young research subject

For the last forty years, we have been known for cutting-edge empirically-based theoretical and applied research in a wide range of research areas. We constantly strive to make links with potential users of our work.

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Latest News

Language testing researchers win international Best Article Award

Research by LAEL colleagues Charles Alderson, Tineke Brunfaut, and Luke Harding has been selected as the winner of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) Best Article Award.

PhD student receives British Council Assessment Research Award

Language testing PhD student Salomé Villa Larenas has been awarded a British Council Assessment Research Award to assist her with her research on the language assessment literacy of teacher educators in Chile.

Portuguese Secretary of State for Education visits Lancaster University

Lancaster’s historic links with Portugal, dating back to John O’Gaunt, were rekindled at the weekend.

The gravity of language on thoughts

Professor Panos Athanasopoulos, of the Department of Linguistics and English Language, has been receiving media attention for his recently released TED talk entitled the Gravity of Language on Thoughts.

Funding successes for English language testing research

LAEL staff in second language learning, teaching and assessment have recently been awarded four different research grants by Educational Testing Service, The British Council in Bangladesh, and Trinity College London.