Complete your PhD with world-leading experts in Linguistics and be part of a thriving department that is ranked 12th in the world for Linguistics (QS world rankings 2020).
We welcome proposals for doctoral research across any area of linguistics that falls within our expertise. These include but are not limited to:
- Cognitive Linguistics
- Corpus Linguistics
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- First Language Acquisition
- Forensic Linguistics
- Historical/Diachronic Linguistics
- Language Testing
- Linguistic Typology
- Literacy Studies
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Speech Science and Technology
- Second Language Learning and Teaching
If you pursue doctoral research in linguistics at Lancaster you will join a research-intensive department with a large community of doctoral students and a number of different research groups. This provides a rich, stimulating and supportive environment in which to conduct your research with lots of opportunities to share your research with others. The department also hosts an annual post-graduate conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching.
You will work independently under the guidance of one or more supervisors or as part of a team. You may also benefit from additional research methods and academic skills training provided by the faculty Research Training Programme (offered on-site and by distance learning).
You will be fully supported throughout your studies as you move through key milestones in the PhD process.
- Option to study full time (36 months) or part time (60 months)
- Study on campus in Lancaster or by distance
- Opportunity to undertake additional research methods and academic skills training provided by the faculty Research Training Programme
- Submit in traditional or alternative (by research article) format