Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

An Integrated PhD is a degree that combines a taught element with a shorter research project. You need to find a suitable academic supervisor at Birkbeck, who can offer the requisite expertise to guide and support you through your research project. Find out more about undertaking a research degree at Birkbeck.

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.

You will complete 180 credits of postgraduate taught modules with the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication as part of your qualifying requirement. The aim of these modules is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory. These modules will also enable you to prepare and carry out a research project.

Once you have satisfactorily passed your modules and demonstrated evidence of independent research skills and sufficient specialist knowledge in an area commensurate with the research interests of staff in the Department, you will be considered for entry to the research component of the programme. At the end of the taught year(s), you will be asked to attend an interview where your candidacy for the PhD will be assessed. To progress from the Integrated PhD to the research stage, you will usually need to achieve a 60% pass overall on the taught courses and successfully pass the qualifying interview. At the doctoral phase, a dissertation of 45,000-55,000 words will be required.

Start Date:

Up to four years.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A first degree and a taught Master's degree in a relevant subject. Some relevant work experience is desirable, but not essential. You will be asked to complete a short admissions task.
  • International entry requirements: A first degree and a taught Master's degree in a relevant subject. Some relevant work experience is desirable, but not essential. You will be asked to complete a short admissions task. If English is not your first language or you 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.