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PhD English Language and Communication

University of Hertfordshire

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-MAR-21, 01-APR-21, 01-MAY-21, 01-JUN-21, 01-JUL-21, 01-AUG-21, 01-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-NOV-21, 01-DEC-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-FEB-22, 01-MAR-22, 01-APR-22, 01-MAY-22, 01-JUN-22, 01-JUL-22, 01-AUG-22, 01-SEP-22, 01-OCT-22, 01-NOV-22, 01-DEC-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

About the programme

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You undertake a substantial, original research project in the area of English Language & Communication, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. You are also supported by attendance at the University's Generic Training courses, the EL&C Research Seminars as well as other postgraduate events run at Hertfordshire. During the course of the degree, you are encouraged to present your work at national and/or international conferences and to submit your research for publication. The degree is assessed on an original research project in any field within English Language & Communication for which expert supervision can be provided. In general, you are expected to analyse language data from an available database or collect your own language data. The research results in a substantial written thesis of typically 80,000 words, which is defended in a viva with an external examiner.

Why choose this programme?

An internationally recognised research qualification. Acquire extensive subject expertise and independent research skills in an area of English Language & Communication, honed over an extended period. Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience. Develop a substantial, original research project with the help and support of academics who are active researchers themselves. Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research.

Teaching methods

Research degrees are not taught programmes, but you are supported by a range of skills-based training. You will meet with your supervisory team regularly to discuss your research and give you feedback on your writing. You are given the opportunity to attend the University's Generic Skills Training sessions, EL&C research seminars as well as other postgraduate events. The degree is assessed on the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis of typically 80,000 words, which is defended in a viva with an external examiner.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per year

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 97 13

    70th out of 106 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    96 48%

    93rd

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    84th

    40
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    99 48%

    87th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    55th

    9

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