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Language and Communication Research, PhD, Cardiff University

the United Kingdom

Cardiff University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
PhDFull-time, Part-time3 - 5 yearsJanuary, July, April, Octoberfind outfind out
MPhilFull-time, Part-time1 - 2 yearJanuary, April, July, Octoberfind outfind out

About Language and Communication Research, PhD - at Cardiff University

Based in the Centre for Language and Communication Research, this programme is tailored for a career in language-related research, or in a field requiring enhanced communication awareness.

Career-focused

Designed for careers using communication awareness or language or linguistics related research.

Expert teaching

Our experts bring cutting-edge projects and techniques into teaching.

ESRC recognised

Advanced Course Recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council as a postgraduate research training scheme.

Research grounding

Gain understanding in key foundational research methods before focusing on language use in professional contexts.

Set in the internationally respected Centre for Language and Communication Research, our MA in Language and Communication Research delivers solid training in research methods and practice, plus the freedom to tailor the programme around your research interests and career ambitions.

Designed for careers employing communication awareness or in language or linguistics related research, this programme offers the additional benefit of Advanced Course Recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council as a postgraduate research training scheme.

You’ll gain an excellent grounding in foundational research methods and theoretical paradigms, before applying the theories and specialising in the areas of linguistic enquiry that are most important for your career.

This master’s programme combines the study of theoretical issues and qualitative and quantitative analysis of language and communication data. Throughout your degree you’ll be supported by internationally recognised experts, whose passion for teaching and research fosters a vibrant and friendly academic environment.

Our experts are leading on innovative projects in many different fields, including language acquisition, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, professional communication, corpus linguistics, systemic functional linguistics and forensic linguistics, hosting a range of reading and research groups in these research fields.

Fostering an international academic arena for cutting-edge research, we host talks from visiting academics from around the world, as well as advanced research residencies and occasional summer schools. During your studies, you’ll benefit from this thriving research environment and the support of a wide range of professionals who will guide your personal and professional development.

English Language at Cardiff is ranked in the world top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020) and top ten for research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Notes about fees for this course

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https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/language-and-communication-research-ma#fees

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Entry requirements

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https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/language-and-communication-research-ma#admission

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/language-and-communication-research-ma-part-time#admission

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