University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Modern Languages

This programme is suitable for students who already have an appropriate UK masters or equivalent qualification. It is a thesis-only route which has no taught courses. The MPhil/ PhD route is available in all areas of modern languages research, including applied linguistics, English language and transnational studies.

Entry requirements


1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree and normally Master's at merit level, or equivalent in English, modern languages, or a cognate discipline. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum of 6.0 in all components, or equivalent in other approved English language test.


First- or upper second-class degree/normally Masters at
Merit level in a cognate discipline

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; University studentships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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