University of Manchester

University of Manchester

English Language

Research areas include: Particular strengths in the discipline include: Endangered languages and field linguistics; the linguistics of English (both synchronic and diachronic); phonetics and phonology; morphology; syntax (especially lexical-functional grammar and construction grammar); typology; language contact and sociolinguistics; historical linguistics (especially English, Romance and Germanic); semantics (both formal and cognitive); cognitive linguistics; corpus and computational linguistics; and language acquisition.

Entry requirements

A Master's or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training; research proposal must be included with the formal application materials; IELTS of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing element of the test or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet based-test).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees) 36 months
PhD Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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