Lancaster University's unique PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework programme combines taught modules with work on your own research and writing a thesis. It offers you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and skills by attending taught modules (delivered partly online) and to write a thesis of PhD level. You can study part-time, mainly from home, doing work framed by several highly structured academic visits to Lancaster.
The PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework is designed for people who are not able to or do not want to take time out to follow a full-time PhD programme. It provides a broad background in Applied Linguistics. You start with a package of relevant, compulsory modules in Applied Linguistics and Research Methods and gradually begin work on your own research project. You will be assigned a supervisor right from the start. Teaching is distributed across face-to-face sessions and learning on residentials in Lancaster, and distance study using a Virtual Learning Environment.
(Please note that 'Applied Linguistics' here includes but goes beyond issues of language education to encompass the theoretical and empirical study of language in real world problems more widely.)