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PhD Modern Languages Research Programmes (including Applied Linguistics) (Q100)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Avenue Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21, 10-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Modern Languages at Southampton is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence. We offer PhD supervision across a wide range of areas relating to language, culture and society, including Applied Linguistics. You have the opportunity to study for your research degree in a variety of ways: full-time, part-time, or via distance learning which is designed for people who wish to study without travelling to Southampton regularly. These options provide a flexible programme tailored to your research interests.

Introducing your degree

Study the key assets of modern languages by applying for the PhD Modern Languages Research Programme. Through conducting your own research, you can expand on your own knowledge in a field of your choice from language to applied linguistics and language teaching. This PhD Programme at the University of Southampton will give you the skillset to take to a range of successful professions such as teacher, researcher or lecturer.

Our key underlying research themes are contemporary language, linguistics, culture and society. Our staff are experienced supervisors, engaged in innovative research and postgraduate teaching, and there are excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Career opportunities are wide ranging and varied. Opportunities exist as a member of a research team in academia, leading to future leadership positions within an academic context. The nature of the generic and discipline-specific skills obtained during your study make your experience and skills attractive to a range fo organisations post qualification. Graduates with a PhD in Modern Languages from Southampton go on to teaching and lecture. The transferable skills, such as critical awareness; communication and presentational abilities; deadline and project management are also highly valuable for a wide range of other professions.

How will you learn?

On a postgraduate research programme is led by academic staff, allowing you to engage with, and contribute to, the world-leading research carried out in Humanities at Southampton. Independent learning is the main element of undertaking postgraduate research, but we will guide you through the research experience by providing not only a dedicated supervisory team who will be on hand to help you to shape and direct your research project, but also a programme of research and transferrable skills training to prepare you not only for the project, but also for the career path you may wish to follow after its completion. If there are gaps in your knowledge when you start with us, you can join our taught masters students on one of their courses to provide you with the additional grounding you need.

We view our doctoral candidates as early stage researchers, so expect you to get involved with the wider research environment within, and external to, the University. Our disciplines have many unique and exciting additional opportunities for you engage with: such as visiting Chawton House Library, the former home of Jane Austen; studying the Broadlands Archive, containing the papers of Palmerston and Mountbatten; being part of one of our student-led interdisciplinary reading groups; and the chance to hear from visiting speakers from international universities who are frequent part of our research centre-led lecture and seminar series. You will have many opportunities to give papers and presentations, receiving feedback from peers and colleagues on how you can improve your work, maximise its effectiveness and gain recognition for your efforts.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,592per year

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University information

University of Southampton

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    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

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