Applied Linguistics (by thesis and coursework) MPhil/PhD - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 36 Month(s)

Course Overview

The PhD in Applied Linguistics (by Thesis and Coursework) is the ideal programme for those with professional experience and/or who have previously studied in the field of Applied Linguistics, and want a PhD that broadens as well as deepens their knowledge of relevant research and research methodologies. The programme’s flexible design allows students to choose modules offered by any of the department’s MA programmes, on-campus or distance, as well as modules specific to the Thesis and Coursework programme. Many students in this programme are professionals balancing PhD studies with full-time careers, and this contributes to the rich and stimulating academic environment.

Students attend four intensive residentials at Lancaster University during which time they complete a portion of their coursework, participate in a graduate student conference, and engage in a range of professional and academic development activities. Fulltime students remain in Lancaster for the duration of their degree; part-time students typically live outside Lancaster and/or Great Britain. All students receive regular on-going support and advice from their supervisor throughout their degree.

We are approaching our 20th year of providing this innovative programme, and we continually review and update the content. We anticipate introducing some changes to the programme from October 2019.  If you are interested in applying for entry in 2019 or beyond, please contact the department (Elaine Heron) for information on how the programme is likely to change.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The PhD in Applied Linguistics (by Thesis and Coursework) is the ideal programme for those with professional experience and/or who have previously studied in the field of Applied Linguistics, and want a PhD that broadens as well as deepens their knowledge of relevant research and research methodologies. The programme’s flexible design allows students to choose modules offered by any of the department’s MA programmes, on-campus or distance, as well as modules specific to the Thesis and Coursework programme. Many students in this programme are professionals balancing PhD studies with full-time careers, and this contributes to the rich and stimulating academic environment.

    Students attend four intensive residentials at Lancaster University during which time they complete a portion of their coursework, participate in a graduate student conference, and engage in a range of professional and academic development activities. Fulltime students remain in Lancaster for the duration of their degree; part-time students typically live outside Lancaster and/or Great Britain. All students receive regular on-going support and advice from their supervisor throughout their degree.

    We are approaching our 20th year of providing this innovative programme, and we continually review and update the content. We anticipate introducing some changes to the programme from October 2019.  If you are interested in applying for entry in 2019 or beyond, please contact the department (Elaine Heron) for information on how the programme is likely to change.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Duration: 36 months, full-time; 60 months, part-time

    Details of the research areas can be found on the website here http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/study/phd/phd-supervision-areas-of-interest/

    If you submit an application you should include the names of any potential supervisors that you have identified.

    Master’s Degree

    MA in Applied Linguistics or a related subject, for example Linguistics, Foreign Languages, Education, with an overall average of at least 60% for UK MAs. 

    Undergraduate Degree

     

    2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in Applied Linguistics or a related subject, for example Linguistics, Foreign Languages, Education.  

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/

    Additional Requirements

    As part of your application you will need to provide a research proposal on the Department’s research proposal form, which is available (together with guidelines on its completion) at http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/study/phd/how-to-apply/

    IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with at least 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here:  http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/

    We do not offer pre-sessional English language programmes for this programme.

    Assessment: Original research and thesis, assessed coursework


    Funding:

    Funding may be available, further information can be found here:

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/arts-and-social-sciences/study/postgraduate/funding/

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-fees-and-funding/postgraduate-scholarships-&-bursaries/

      Further information: www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/phd/appling

    Depending on staff availability, start dates are available in October (full-time only) and January (full-time and part-time).  Application deadlines are 31 July for an October start and 31 October for a January start.

    Teaching is carried out 50% face-to-face on residentials in Lancaster, in January (approximately 9 days) and July (3 weeks); 50% distance independent study.  Residentials in Lancaster are compulsory in their entirety.

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     

     

    Full Time (per year)Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU To be announced To be announced
    Overseas £14,630 £7,310

      

    The 2019 UK/EU fees are not available and will be added to this page when they have been announced.  
    As a guide the UK/EU fees for entry in 2018 were £4,035 (full time) and £2,130 (part time).

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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