Newcastle University is one of the largest centres for linguistic research in Europe. This gives you the unique opportunity to learn a wide range of methodologies. You will be exposed to diverse theoretical perspectives, which will enrich your own research.
As a postgraduate researcher in linguistics or applied linguistics, you will carry out a major research project working with supervisors who are experts in your field. We offer supervision in a wide range of languages and areas, including: second language learning; conversation and discourse analysis; inter/cross cultural communication; corpus linguistics; oral communicative competence in a second language; language endangerment; syntax and morphology; phonetics and phonology; history of English; language variation and change; language evolution; (variationist) sociolinguistics; bilingualism; first and second language acquisition.
Training and Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.
A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalents, in relevant subjects. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in writing).
Recipient: Newcastle University
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