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PhD Study

Our doctoral programmes have a history of outstanding, and sometimes award-winning, doctoral theses, both on our PhD Linguistics by Research Only, and on our partially taught PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework.

PhD Linguistics by Research Only

Postgraduate Students

The traditional thesis-only PhD can be completed on a full or part-time basis. We welcome proposals for doctoral research in any of the Department's many areas of teaching or research. With over 100 doctoral students studying with us on a full- or part-time basis, at Lancaster or off-site, there is a strong doctoral-level research culture in our department

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PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework

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Lancaster University's unique PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework is a flexible programme for both distance and on-campus students. Initial coursework provides a strong foundation of knowledge and skills as you develop your capacity to engage with theory, critically evaluate previous studies and carry out independent research. 

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Funding Opportunities

Money

There are a wide range of possible sources of studentships, scholarships and bursaries. You will need to begin your enquiries in good time to meet deadlines.

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Research Centres

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As a research student in Linguistics, you can collaborate with one or more of our vibrant research centres.

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How to Apply

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Join one of the UK's largest Linguistics departments, we welcome proposals for doctoral research in any of the Department's many areas of teaching or research

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Fees and Accommodation

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Find out where you can live and what financial support options are avaliable for your postgraduate studies.

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