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MPhil/PhD in Applied Linguistics

Research in the Centre focuses on the relationships between Applied Linguistics and professional practice in a range of international and multinational contexts, especially in the areas of English Language teaching and learning, professional discourse, and working across cultures. We are one of the leading centres nationally and internationally for work in these areas, and our aim is to continue to nurture and carry out high quality research.

Research Interests

Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LLTA)
Teaching, learning, assessment, and teacher development in the field of language teaching.

Professional and Academic Discourse (PAD)
Investigating text and discourse – both written and spoken – in a variety of professional and academic social contexts.

Working and Communicating across Cultures (WACC)
Culture, language and communication in social, educational and professional contexts.

Essential Information

3-4 years full time
Up to 7 years part time

Entry requirements
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in ELT, English, Education, Linguistics or Languages; a Master’s degree in ELT or Applied Linguistics

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 (with a 7.0 in Writing), Band B

Location of study
University of Warwick

Course fees

MPhil / PhD

Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £16,230 per year (estimated)

Part time:
Home/EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year (estimated)

Find out more about Fees and Funding

Department website
Centre for Applied Linguistics


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