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MPhil/PhD in Discourse Studies (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-Q11A
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years


Study language, communication and discourse on MPhil/PhD in Discourse Studies. The University of Warwick's Centre for Applied Linguistics, ranked 7th in the Complete University Guide 2020, allows you the freedom to research text and discourse in a variety of professional and academic social contexts.


Working under the expert guidance of a supervisor, PhD students design and pursue an individual research project shaped by their own personal, academic, or professional needs and interests. They participate in seminars and other activities in a diverse and vibrant research community, and disseminate their work through conference presentations and publications to both academic and non-academic audiences.

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We are committed to interdisciplinary research that can make a real difference to society and people’s lives by informing policy, changing practice, and challenging perceptions. Current research strengths in the department are:

  • Language learning and teaching
  • Working, relating, and adapting across cultures
  • Language teacher education and development
  • Professional and workplace communication
  • Discourse analysis
  • Language structure, variation and change

PhD researchers are individually mentored by academic supervisors from the beginning of their journey. They also participate in weekly research seminars in Year 1 to develop their skills and understanding in relation to research issues and approaches, methods of data collection and analysis, and research ethics.


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

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with a 7.0 in Writing)

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.