Linguistics and English Language Integrated PhD

48 months full time; 72 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £4,320 part time £2,160
International: full time £11,380 part time fees

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

The IPhD in Linguistics and English Language is a four year programme (6 years part time) leading to the degree of PhD. The difference from the traditional PhD is that this degree integrates taught modules (in years 1 and 2) with individual research (years 3 and 4).

The objective is to provide a full and rounded training at graduate level for postgraduates seeking the PhD qualification, especially for those wishing to teach English language and/or linguistics at university level.

This programme is designed to provide you with a combination of professional skills and research training in theoretical linguistics, English language and language acquisition.

Watch our YouTube video to get a flavour of what it's like to study English at Newcastle.


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline although a background in natural or social sciences would be preferred.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 69 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

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

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

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/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:
Programme Administrator
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7199

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Linguistics, Speech and Language Sciences.