Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Intercultural Communication

This Integrated PhD in Intercultural Communication will help you to achieve a critical conceptual understanding of evidence and theory relating to recent developments in the field. You will then be in a position to apply this understanding to your own professional context. You will take taught modules as part of your qualifying requirement. The aim of these modules is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory. These modules will also enable you to prepare and carry out a research project.

Entry requirements

A first degree and a taught Master's degree in a relevant subject.

Some relevant work experience is desirable, but not essential.

You will be asked to complete a short admissions task. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

You will take taught modules as part of your qualifying requirement. The aim of these modules is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory. These modules will also enable you to prepare and carry out a research project.

Assessment methods

As part of the qualifying requirement, you will complete 180 credits of postgraduate taught modules in the department. At the doctoral phase, a dissertation of 45,000-55,000 words will be required. At the end of the taught component, you will be considered for entry to the research component of the programme, if you have satisfactorily passed your modules and demonstrated evidence of independent research skills and sufficient specialist knowledge in an area commensurate with the research interests of staff in the department. At the end of the taught year(s), you will be asked to attend an interview where your candidacy for the PhD will be assessed.

Please note: for those who are interested in the areas of TESOL and language teaching, the department would be happy to consider applications in the field of language learning, including the learning process and outcome of 1, 2 or multiple languages in different contexts, intercultural learning and teaching. You are strongly advised to read our departmental website before applying, paying particular attention to individual staff members' stated research interests and their latest research publications, and to find a suitable supervisor whose interests match yours.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. We offer up to 15 fully funded postgraduate research opportunities for 2015-2016 entry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,740 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD with Integrated Study Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 5 years
PhD with Integrated Study Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
PhD with Integrated Study Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,875 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
PhD with Integrated Study Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PhD with Integrated Study Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
PhD with Integrated Study Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time October 2017 - 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Part-time October 2017 - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6499