University of Essex

University of Essex

Applied Linguistics

The Department offers supervision for applied linguistics in the area of 2nd language acquisition and learning; within this field, the Department has expertise in: 2nd language syntax; explicit and implicit knowledge and learning; vocabulary learning and use; individual differences in 2nd language learning; language testing; figurative language and discourse processing; and computer-assisted language learning (CALL); e.g. of PhD projects which students have undertaken include the acquisition of the English article system by native speakers of Korean and Spanish; the relationship of working memory and self-correction behaviour in instructed 2nd language learners' speech; and 2nd language acquisition mediated by a CALL environment; this PhD is available as a PhD by Supervised Research (3 years) and as an integrated new route PhD (4 years).

Entry requirements

Master's degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area; IELTS 7.0.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
01206 872719