Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Do you want to advance or change your career, deepen your expertise in a topic, or expand your research and practical skills?
With a PhD or postgraduate research degree in the areas of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics you will:
We offer supervision of research degrees in the following areas:
You will join a substantial community of established and emerging researchers committed to undertaking impactful theoretical and applied research in Languages and Linguistics. Our research is characterised by its interdisciplinarity, and we collaborate with colleagues working on film and media, literature, youth studies, sociology, information communications, and education. Our research goes across Europe and beyond, with particular interests in French- and Spanish- speaking communities worldwide, oriental cultures and communications, and community languages.
Our research culture is enhanced through a number of exciting research centres and projects, including:
Our postgraduate researchers are a key part of our social and intellectual environment. You will be a member of our Postgraduate Arts and Humanities Centre (PAHC). PAHC is a dedicated forum for postgraduate students in the Arts and Humanities. It provides:
*Note these are two different PhD pathways.
The majority of our students enrol in October. We offer further enrolment points in January and April.
Research degrees are available to study on-campus or through distance learning.
Our intellectually rigorous research degrees will equip you with the necessary skills to pursue academic careers in Languages, Film, Linguistics, or a range of related disciplines.
You will have the opportunity to develop industry networks and undertake advanced professional development that will equip you for senior posts in any career that requires advanced understanding of language, society and culture.
This course is research based. You will independently conduct research into your own topic or a topic that we advertise. Your supervisory team will offer expert guidance throughout your studies and review work in progress.
Each year, you will follow a programme of training and development to enhance your research methods, subject-matter expertise and professional skills.
Please refer to our Fees page for more information about tuition fees.
Each year we offer a number of competitive scholarships to support high quality research projects. Current scholarship opportunities in Modern Languages and Linguistics are advertised on our site.
We are a member of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership which allows us to offer fully funded scholarships in the Arts and Humanities. Please contact us for more information.
You should, as a minimum, have a first or 2.1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification.
International students must demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability.
We welcome interest from applicants from non-standard backgrounds. We will take subject knowledge, professional experience, publications, or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment into consideration.
See more about our standard entry requirements.
Before applying for a research degree, you should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff about your project and ideas. To arrange this, please email Professor Dawn Archer, email@example.com, the Research Degrees Co-ordinator for Modern Languages and Linguistics.
For further information on the application process, contact the Faculty’s research degrees administration team: firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)161 247 6673.
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online using the link below. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Before you apply, you should discuss your project with a member of academic staff. You should also complete the Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information form which you will then upload to the ‘Student documents’ section of the application form. This collects key information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.