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Applied Linguistics PhD

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Full time | University Park Campus | 48 months | OCT-23

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Full time


48 months

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course Summary

Research overview

Applied Linguistics offers a fascinating opportunity to study the interaction between language and the real world.

Our staff are specialists in the areas of psycholinguistics, language development, second language acquisition and motivation theories of language learning.

We host research in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, with particular specialisms in health communication, professional communication, and language, gender and sexuality. We are unique in offering opportunities to do research in literary linguistics, narratology and cognitive poetics.

Students will benefit from joining the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics, with a long tradition of research on language use in authentic contexts. You will have the opportunity to: gain access to placement and knowledge transfer opportunities; join a reading group, or one of the active research groups; assist with live research projects; attend guest talks by linguistics scholars.

Graduate destinations

PhD study will build a range of key transferable skills, including: strong communication skills; the ability to carry out independent and original research; the ability to present your research in a variety of academic and professional contexts.

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) and a masters degree at Merit level or above.

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more