University of York
Language and Communication
The PhD in Language and Communication is an interdisciplinary programme involving education, language and linguistic science, psychology and sociology. It focuses on investigating language as it is used in the real world and the processes which underpin it. We conduct highly data-driven research into the communicative structures (linguistic, sequential, gestural) used in everyday life, in workplace settings, in educational settings, and in on-line interaction. Students on the programme have two joint supervisors, each from a different department, and are part of the academic community of both departments. Areas of research in which we would be willing to supervise theses include (but are not limited to): conversation analysis, especially its relation to linguistics (including phonetics), gesture, its application to different settings and problems; language in particular settings: new media, the classroom, clinical encounters; developing new methodologies, especially multi-modal, and methodologies that combine insights from qualitative and quantitative research paradigms; cross-linguistic differences in language and communication; bilingual communication; communication in English as a second language.
Candidates should have a good 1st degree or MA in linguistics, psychology, sociology, education, communication, or a related area. When making an application, indicate which disciplines your research topic is relevant to and a possible supervisor for your research.
A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 19,050 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 9,525 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of York||York||YO10 5DD||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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