Study language, communication and discourse on MPhil/PhD in Discourse Studies. The University of Warwick's Department of Applied Linguistics, ranked 2nd in The Times/Sunday Times Good 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.
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
- 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 One 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)
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.