PhD in Linguistics

Upcoming PG Virtual Open Day Sessions

Our 'virtual open day' and 'online chat' sessions are a great opportunity for prospective students to find out more about what it is like to study in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. A member of admissions staff and a current student from the Department are available during these online events to answer any questions you may have about joining us.

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The registration period for a PhD programme is three years full-time and six years part-time. PhD candidates may have an additional (writing-up) period of up to one year after the expiry of their registration.

The Department invites applications for the PhD in Linguistics in any of the main areas of research in which the department is active:

Should you wish to discuss your Research Proposal informally before making an application, please e-mail us at

Applying for our PhD programmes

Applications for our PhD progammes are made through the 'Select' online admissions system. There are more details on the application process and the online form on the Postgraduate Admissions website.

When you submit an online application, you will need to include details of your previous study and provide full transcripts of results. You will also need to provide the contact details for two academic referees. Candidates whose first language is not English must supply evidence that they meet our English Language Requirements. In addition, you must provide a detailed Research Proposal.

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Working closely with other academics in the department has been the best part of my PhD so far, as I have learnt a lot about what it means to have an academic career.

Carla, PhD in Linguistics

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