University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Linguistics and English Language

Supervision is available across a wide range of topics, including: developmental linguistics, including 1st and 2nd language acquisition; discourse analysis; historical English linguistics, including the syntax, morphology, and phonology from the earliest periods to the present day; language evolution; morphology, including word formation, in particular of English and the Germanic languages; [honetics and phonology, including diachronic phonology and the phonology of varieties of English and their history; Scots; sociolinguistics; speech technology; syntax and semantics, including theoretical syntax, descriptive syntax of English, diachronic syntax and both lexical and formal semantics; varieties of English, including British varieties and international varieties of English.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications and experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Developmental linguistics, including first and second language acquisition ; discourse analysis ; historical English linguistics, including the syntax, morphology, and phonology from the earliest periods to the present day ; Language evolution; linguistic fieldwork; morphology, including word formation; phonetics and phonology, including diachronic phonology and the phonology of varieties of English and their history; Scots; sociolinguistics; speech technology; syntax and semantics, including theoretical syntax, descriptive syntax of English, diachronic syntax and both lexical and formal semantics; various theoretical approaches to the study of language. The school has expertise in all areas of linguistics and English language work, represented by a number of research groups: developmental linguistics; English language; language evolution and computation (lec); language in context; language variation and change (lvc); meaning and grammar; phonetics and phonology.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,550 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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