University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Research areas include: experimental phonetics; syntactic theory; semantics and pragmatics; historical linguistics; phonetics; literary and linguistic computation may also be undertaken with assistance from literary and linguistic computing centre's staff.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (distinction).

Assessment methods

The PhD is traditionally awarded solely on the basis of a dissertation, a substantial piece of writing which reports original research into a closely defined area of enquiry. Within linguistics, some PhD students may do most of their work in libraries, or spend part of their time collecting and analysing data, or carry out experiments or field work. The completion of the PhD dissertation is generally expected to take 3 years, and most funding is based on this assumption.

Sponsorship information

AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council); ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council); CCEIT (Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust) including Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme (CISS); Vice-Chancellors' Awards (previously known as CHESS/CHSS); Gates Cambridge Trust; Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship; College funding.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,626 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 19,989 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 7,626 per Academic year (EU fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 760606