University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Postgraduate

Linguistics (Research)

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Course summary

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge. A full time PhD is a three year programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words. You are expected to work to an approved programme of study which will be determined through discussion with your supervisors. In addition to work on your thesis, your programme of study might encompass attendance at particular postgraduate courses, conferences, seminars, and masterclasses. Your main supervisor will normally head a supervisory team which will comprise up to three members. Your research supervisor will advise and support you throughout your project.

Course details

Modules

Linguistics and Modern Languages at Huddersfield has a vibrant postgraduate community, with around 35 research students studying with us at any one time. Our students come from a wide range of countries and are a vital and vibrant part of the life of the department. We offer research supervision in a wide variety of sub-fields of linguistics and are particularly interested in applications for linguistics in the solution of real-world problems. Our particular research strengths include:

  • Bilingualism
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Forensic speech science
  • History of the English language
  • Intercultural communication
  • Language acquisition
  • Modern languages and culture
  • Phonetics
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • Stylistics
  • Sociolinguistics
To find out more about the research we conduct, take a look at our Research, Innovation and Skills webpages (https://research.hud.ac.uk/), where you will find information on each research area (https://research.hud.ac.uk/research-subjects/linguistics/). To find out about our staff visit ‘Our staff’ which features profiles of all our academic staff (https://research.hud.ac.uk/research-subjects/linguistics/staff/). You will need to complete a research proposal outlining your areas of interest and when this is submitted along with your research degree application form we will look for the academics within the University who have the expertise and knowledge to supervise you and guide you through your research degree.


Entry requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is: * a Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or * an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed, or * appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2362* Year 1
Northern Ireland £2362* Year 1
Scotland £2362* Year 1
Wales £2362* Year 1
Channel Islands £2362* Year 1
EU £5000* Year 1
International £5000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees for UK researchers will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance page (https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/). If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information (https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/). If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available (http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/). Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

For further information please visit https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding-studies/

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