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Language and Communication PhD

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our students’ interests are wide-ranging and we welcome applications from capable candidates who want to investigate topics across language and communication. The PhD programme empowers candidates both to produce innovative research and to develop themselves as independent and intellectually creative scholars.

The PhD in Language and Communication is a three-year (FT), 5-year (PT) degree which offers candidates the opportunity to research a topic that interests and excites them and falls within the expertise of staff in the Centre for Language and Communication Research.

Programme aims

  • The research programme offers knowledge and expertise to take you on to a role in higher education, or employment requiring high-level skills in research or advanced subject knowledge.
  • The programme recruits a diverse range of Home/EU and international students who want to engage in a research environment characterised by world-leading research expertise in social, applied and interactional areas of human communication, language and linguistics.

Distinctive features

  • We offer the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of staff research projects.
  • We offer teaching opportunities on the undergraduate programme, and PhD students can undertake the School’s unique "Learning to Teach" programme, accredited by the Higher Education Academy.
  • We run regular research seminars featuring staff and visiting speakers, together with a weekly postgraduate research seminar series and the academic session is rounded off with an annual postgraduate research conference.
  • Full-time PhD students are allocated study spaces with computing facilities, networked information and access to email and the internet.
  • Funding across the period of a PhD candidature is available for students to attend conferences and workshops, or undertake library/archive visits related to their PhD studies.

Career Prospects

Postgraduate study in the School is a gateway to a wide variety of careers within and beyond academia.

Example employers in the UK include: Cardiff University, HMRC, Mencap, Poetry Wales Magazine, Teach First and the Welsh Government, with jobs that include Lecturer, Crime Intelligence Analyst, Librarian, Recruitment Consultant, Teacher, Writer.

Many overseas postgraduates return to lectureships with much enhanced career prospects.

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University information

Cardiff University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 97

    12th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    148 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    136 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


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