Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This Integrated PhD in Applied Linguistics will help you to achieve a critical conceptual understanding of evidence and theory relating to recent developments in the field. You will then be in a position to apply this understanding to your own professional context.

Modern Languages and Linguistics achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality, while 73% of our research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent. Our current research centres around: bilingualism and multilingualism; child language development; second language acquisition; psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics; corpus linguistics; sociolinguistics; cross-cultural pragmatics; discourse and conversation analysis; intercultural communication; language teaching; and translation theory.

By the end of your research programme, you will be able to: present key facts, concepts, ideas and approaches relating to the subjects of your modules and your research in an accurate and coherent way; collect and critically evaluate information and commentary on research, especially in the areas you select to study; design, conduct and present a research investigation in a specific area; make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields; communicate your ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in professional or equivalent environments.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
3 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need a first degree and a taught Master's degree in a relevant subject. Some relevant work experience is desirable, but not essential.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English or who have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.