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  MPhil Language and Communication


University of York    Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Full time September MPhil, Other 3 years full-time Award winner
Communication & Media Studies (7) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of language and communication with the MPhil Language and Communication programme at the University of York. This interdisciplinary PhD programme combines the expertise of four departments: Education, Language and Linguistic Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Delve into the intricate processes that underpin real-world language usage through data-driven research in various settings such as workplaces, educational environments, and online interactions. Benefit from the guidance of renowned international faculty members who specialise in diverse research methodologies, including cognitive, ethnographic, and interactionist approaches. As a student, you will have the unique opportunity to conduct research on a wide range of languages and social contexts, fostering a multicultural and multilingual research environment. With a focus on joint supervision and cross-disciplinary collaboration, this programme offers a supportive academic community and a comprehensive training programme to enhance your research skills and employability. Join us if you have a background in linguistics, psychology, sociology, education, or related fields, and embark on a rewarding academic journey in language and communication.

About the course

The PhD in Language and Communication is an interdisciplinary programme involving Education, Language and Linguistic Science, Psychology and Sociology. It focuses on investigating language as it is used in the real world and the processes which underpin it. We conduct highly data-driven research into the communicative structures – linguistic, sequential, gestural – used in everyday life, in workplace settings, in educational settings, and in on-line interaction.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a good first degree or MA in linguistics, psychology, sociology, education, communication, or a related area.

You are welcome to contact the programme co-ordinator, Richard Ogden () if you are in doubt about your suitability for the programme because of your previous experience.




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