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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21, MAY-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

We offer research supervision in a wide range of subdisciplines of English language and linguistics. We welcome projects on any variety of English and are able to supervise the description and analysis of a range of languages.


We particularly welcome applications in the areas of:

  • descriptive grammar (including typological approaches) and/or theoretical syntax
  • discourse analysis (especially political and media discourse, discourse of identity, corpus linguistic approaches)
  • language variation and change
  • morphology, phonology, orthography
  • pragmatics (including intercultural pragmatics and im/politeness)
  • semantics, lexicology, (meta)lexicography
  • stylistics.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

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University information

University of Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Students will join a welcoming community of academics and students from more than 140 countries, with internationalism at the university’s heart.
Research at Sussex challenges conventional thinking, seeking inspiring and creative ways to understand and solve global issues.
Situated on the south coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

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