Our postgraduate degrees will help you develop in all aspects of linguistics and language analysis.
With around 40 academic staff and over 100 postgraduate students in linguistics and language sciences, we have a vibrant postgraduate community.
We offer both breadth of expertise, ranging from the highly theoretical to the very applied, and a pool of interdisciplinary research activities, bridging theory and application.
Students benefit from our Graduate School who provide training in professional and key skills, and host many postgraduate events.
In addition to the Graduate School's training programme CRiLLS co-ordinates additional workshops covering methodological skills and general training, such as preparing conference abstracts and viva preparation. View CRiLLS Semester 2 Training Programme . Read a CRiLLS workshop presentation, (delivered by Clare Wright): Preparing for your Viva (PDF: 522KB).
Postgraduate facilities and support
We also support our students through postgraduate facilities including:
- dedicated offices with computing facilities
- microfilm collections
- computer-assisted language analysis laboratory and phonetics laboratory
- TESOL library
- on-site speech and language therapy clinics
- audio-visual room and education resource centre
Supervision is provided for projects that span academic schools and sub-disciplines, ensuring the best fit between graduate students' interests and the expertise of supervising staff.
Any concerns from our students can be raised by our Postgraduates representatives at the CRiLLS executive meetings. This year's Postgraduate representative is Kazuki Hata (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Funding for conferences
CRiLLS provides some funding for postgraduate research students to present a paper or poster at a conference. There are normally two calls for applications for conference support per year.
Further information about the process and how to apply will be published when available.
If you've received conference support you'll be asked to write a short summary about your experiences.
Student conference reportsStudent conference reports
Read about previous students' experiences:
Siti Syuhada Binte Faizal, a PhD student in Speech and Language Sciences, attended the 23rd annual meeting of the Society of Reading, Porto, Portugal, July 2016. Read Siti Syuhada Binte Faizal's conference report (PDF: 285KB).
Jaeuk Park, a PhD student from the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, attended the 2016 EUROCALL conference in Limassol Cyprus in August 2016. Read Jaeuk Park's conference report (PDF: 204KB).
A group of students from the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, attended New Sounds 2016, in Aarhus, Denmark in June 2016. Read the New Sounds conference report (PDF: 121KB)
Abbdel Rahman Altakhaineh, a PhD Student and Teaching Assistant in Linguistics, attended the De Grote Taaldag 2016 conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands in February 2016. Read Abbdel Rahman Altakhaineh's conference report (PDF: 74KB).
Sandra Morales, an integrated PhD student in Educational and Applied Linguistics, attended the 22nd EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy in August 2015. Read Sandra Morales' conference report (PDF: 98KB).