Educational and Applied Linguistics Integrated PhD

48 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £4,320
International: full time £11,380

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This programme aims to help you achieve a critical conceptual understanding of practice, thought, evidence and theory relating to recent developments in language teaching and learning and to other areas of applied linguistics and communication studies, and to apply this professionally. Watch our YouTube video to get a flavour of what it's like to study Applied Linguistics at Newcastle.

Unlike many other British research degrees, the Integrated PhD in Education and Communication has a substantial taught and assessed component, as well as a supervised, research-based study element.

This programme is aimed at senior professionals in education and other professional fields, who seek an advanced theoretical and analytical basis for application in their professional practice, for example, health and social care or resource management. 


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree and a master's degree with at least 60%, or international equivalent, in a related subject.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International students - University scholarships.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK and EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6569

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject areas of Linguistics, Speech and Language Sciences and TESOL and Cross-Cultural Communication.

Student profiles:

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