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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-FEB-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Research overview

Applied Linguistics offers a fascinating opportunity to study the interaction between language and the real world.

Our staff are specialists in the areas of psycholinguistics, language development, second language acquisition and motivation theories of language learning.

We host research in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, with particular specialisms in health communication, professional communication, and language, gender and sexuality. We are unique in offering opportunities to do research in literary linguistics, narratology and cognitive poetics.

Students will benefit from joining the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics, with a long tradition of research on language use in authentic contexts. You will have the opportunity to: gain access to placement and knowledge transfer opportunities; join a reading group, or one of the active research groups; assist with live research projects; attend guest talks by linguistics scholars.

Graduate destinations

PhD study will build a range of key transferable skills, including: strong communication skills; the ability to carry out independent and original research; the ability to present your research in a variety of academic and professional contexts.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

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