Birkbeck, University of London
Applied linguistics aims to investigate real-world phenomena in which language plays a central role. At MPhil/PhD level, we aim for you to make the transition into a fully fledged, independent academic researcher, with the skills necessary to present your research orally as well as in writing, in addition to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. Such independence is achieved on the basis of a full appreciation of the hallmarks of good scholarship, such as original thought, the proper use of references and background material, appropriate use of methodology and accountable reporting procedures, and it is these priorities that we aim to impart to our students. Once equipped with the generic and discipline-specific tools for carrying out research, you will pursue your particular research interests, supported by regular meetings with your supervisor and presentations and attendance at MPhil/PhD seminars.
A good Master's degree in a relevant subject; some relevant work experience is desirable, but not essential. A research proposal will also be required. 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.
Current research centres around: Bilingualism and multilingualism; child language development; second language acquisition; psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics; sociolinguistics; cross-cultural pragmatics; discourse and conversation analysis; intercultural communication; language teaching; and translation theory.
A limited number of School Research Studentships (fees-only) are available by competition. International students may be eligible to apply for International Research Studentship awards.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,732 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 10,920 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,732 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 1,836 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,460 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 1,836 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,732 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 10,920 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,732 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 1,836 per Academic year (home fees)||5 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,460 per Academic year (overseas fees)||5 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 1,836 per Academic year (EU fees)||5 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Linguistics and Communication
020 7631 6499