Linguistics PhD - 2020 Entry

Entry Year
2020

Duration
Full time 36 Month(s)

Course Overview

This programme offers full and part-time study with the option of studying on campus at Lancaster or off-site. We have research-active academic staff and researchers to share your ideas and experiences with.

We offer support to all postgraduate students via:

  • a postgraduate study skills module for Linguistics students
  • access to activities in our research centres
  • staff-student research groups
  • optional modules from across the department to add breadth to studies.

Our research is internationally renowned. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework Linguistics was rated 3rd of 88 submissions for Research Power, joint 3rd for Research Environment and 7th for impact, with 4 out of 6 cases rated 4*.

Currently, the Department hosts active research groups in areas such as critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, language and gender, language testing, literacy, pragmatics and stylistics, and second language acquisition. These involve postgraduate students and staff.

The University Library contains a well-resourced linguistics section in the library. There is a phonetics laboratory and an eye-tracking lab. We also have our own specialist computer laboratories for teaching and research. We are also the home to the British National Corpus (BNC), a corpus of 100 million words of modern British English, which is used for research purposes.

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.

You will be assigned a PhD supervisor, consideration will be taken to match you with the supervisor whose current active research interests and expertise is relevant to your chosen topic.

Fees

Fees

 

 

Full Time (per year)Part Time (per year)
UK/EU TBC TBC
Overseas £16,095 £8,048

The Home/EU tuition fees are set in line with the standard fee stipend provided to students funded by the UK Research Councils.  The fee stipend for 2020/21 will be announced in Spring 2020.

As a guide, the Home/EU fees for entry in 2019 were: 

Full-time - £4,327

Part-time - £2,164

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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