Linguistics at Newcastle

Research Programmes

Research Programmes

The University hosts the largest centre of expertise in Linguistics and Language Sciences in the UK, with around 40 world-class academics active in research and teaching.

We provide postgraduate research supervision across a wide range of specialisms in theoretical, descriptive and historical linguistics, applied linguistics and cross-cultural communication, language acquistion and bilingualism and clinical linguistics is offered collaboratively under the auspices of CRiLLS by three Schools in the University.

We offer two routes for our students. The first route is a traditional model involving supervised research, alongside a thorough doctoral research training programme within the areas of:

The second route is through an Integrated PhD programme. These allow students to combine a substantial taught element in specialist areas alongside a doctoral level dissertation. For course content, entry requirements, fees, and how to apply see our course descriptions on the Postgraduate website:

  • Linguistics and English Language 
  • Educational and Applied Linguistics
  • Phonetics and Phonology

Postgraduate 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.

Read more about  our research, and consult our  list of staff and relevant  .

Linguistics at Newcastle has both Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) recognition for UK student funding via membership of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and AHRC Block partnerships. Find out more about postgraduate funding opportunities.