What Will You Study
Research degrees can be undertaken full-time, part-time, or by a combination of both. You can also register as studying away from Lancaster for part of your studies.
Proposals are accepted in a wide range of topics including: language and media, linguistic description and theory, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, language learning and teaching, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, gender and language, literacy, stylistics, language testing, and pragmatics.
Students will be matched with staff interests to provide strong supervision relationships.
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 in a subject relevant to the proposed research, with an average of at least 60% for UK MAs.
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/
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
Funding may be available, further information can be found here:webpages
- Applied Linguistics (by thesis and coursework) : PhD
- Applied Linguistics and TESOL : MA
- Discourse Studies : MA
- English Language (Distance) : MA
- English Language and Literary Studies : MA
- Intercultural Communication : MA
- Language and Linguistics : MA
- Language Testing (Distance) : MA
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (by Distance) : MA
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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?
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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.