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MPhil/PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-X3ZM
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years


The MPhil/PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics is renowned for its unique interdisciplinary learning approach. Study at the University of Warwick's Centre for Applied Linguistics, ranked 7th in the Complete University Guide 2020.


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.