Languages and Applied Linguistics - PhD
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What the University of Portsmouth says about their program:
"If you're ready to take your expertise in Languages and Linguistics into a postgraduate research degree, then Portsmouth is the perfect place to fulfil your ambition.
Our Languages and Linguistics research investigates how words are used in different contexts, and how language influences social phenomena and identity. We're looking at how language – particularly English – can drive economic and social development, and how international companies and organisations are taught multiple languages. We're identifying how language is used in different ways such as to express ideas and empower the marginalised, and exploring how technology is changing the international translation industry.
As a postgraduate research degree student, you'll be based within the School of Languages and Linguistics (SLAL) – one of the largest departments of its kind in the UK. You'll develop your subject-specific skills as a researcher, make ambitious steps towards your future career, and contribute to our research community. Throughout your research, you'll be under the supervision of internationally-recognised researchers. You'll also receive support from our supervisory team, the Graduate School and the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR).
Our staff are experts in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language education, translation, international development, African studies, American studies, European studies and East Asian studies."
We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.
6.0, with no component below 5.5
79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
51 points with a minimum of 51 in each component
NOTE: Some programs require higher scores. The Dental Academy require an IELTS band of 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.
6.5–7.0, with no component below 6.0
91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing
61 points, with a minimum of 54 in each component
Most courses require around 96-120 UCAS points and between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.
Most courses require at least a 2.1 undergraduate degree
Fees and Funding
- Undergraduate tuition
£15,500 / year
- Graduate tuition ranges from £15,000 - £17,600 / year
Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship
For September 2020 entry onwards, eligible students will be able to receive the Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship. This scholarship will take the form of a £1,600 fee reduction that will apply to your first year of study.
All self-funding, full-time, on-campus students with annual fees over £14,300 pa from the following countries are eligble for this scholarship in their first year of study and will automatically receive the fee discount: Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Cote d'Ivoire; Dominican Republic; DR of the Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Haiti; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Libya; Macau; Mauritius; Malawi; Malaysia; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Panama; Philippines; Russia; Rwanda; Senegal; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic ; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
Chancellor's Global Academic Merit Scholarship
This scholarship will take the form of a £5,000 fee reduction that will apply to your first year of study. This scholarship is merit based and applicants would need to have met all their offer conditions by 1st June 2020 (for September 2020 entry).
All self-funding, full-time, on-campus students with annual fees over £14,300 pa from the following countries are eligble to apply for this scholarship in their first year of study: Bangladesh; Egypt; Ghana; India; Kenya; Malaysia; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Tanzania; Vietnam; Zimbabwe.
- School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences (SEGG) Scholarship If you're a self-funded international student, achieve a first or upper second (2:1) from your Bachelor's degree at the University of Portsmouth and accept an offer onto a Master's course before Monday 6th July 2020, you could get 50% off your course tuition fee with our Master's Scholarship.
Eligible programmes: MSc Engineering Geology; MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards; MSc Environmental Geology and Contamination; MSc Crisis and Disaster Management; MSc Geographical Information Systems; MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management.
Faculty of Business and Law Postgraduate Scholarship
If you're a student from the European Union (EU) joining our Faculty of Business and Law on a full-time or part-time postgraduate course, you may be eligible for a 40% discount on your tuition fees. You can apply to be considered for the scholarship if:
- You're fully self-funded
- You have UK or EU nationality
- You've been offered a place on a campus-based full or part-time 180 credit postgraduate course, excluding distance learning or 'top-up' courses
- You've achieved, or are predicted to achieve, a 2:1 from your undergraduate degree, or have significant, relevant managerial or professional work experience
- You haven't started your postgraduate course at the University of Portsmouth
- You must apply for this scholarship before you start your course
Self-funding students who have previously studied an undergraduate course at the University of Portsmouth or at a collaborative institution and eligible for a 20% on most postgraduate courses, provided the course is not at a lower level than their highest qualification. Students who studied at Portsmouth under the Study Abroad programme are also eligible for the alumni discount.