The Integrated PhD in Educational and Applied Linguistics aims to help you achieve a critical conceptual understanding of practice, thought, evidence and theory relating to recent developments in applied linguistics.
This programme combines the support and structure of taught modules with independent research. It will introduce approaches to enable you to apply this understanding to your own professional context.
You take compulsory modules to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory in education. These modules enable you to find a path for future research, prepare a research proposal, and carry it out. You will also take optional modules related to your professional situation.
You have at least one supervisor from the second year of study and will work with them on all aspects of planning, conducting and writing up your research. Your thesis can answer questions about an issue of professional concern or interest.
Research in the School is organised into a number of research clusters. You will be attached to one or more of them. You will have an opportunity to take part in the various activities of the cluster. These might include:
- discussion groups
- research seminars
- research training
- workshop activities
- guest lectures
- poster presentations
The expertise of our staff is used in a number of research centres within the University, such as:
- Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT)
- Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS)
The programme consists of taught modules and a research element, including a thesis of 80,000 words. It is a four year programme, with the taught element being carried out in year one and the research element in years two, three and four.
You will have an individual course of study based on your needs and sponsor's requirements. This will be designed with the Degree Programme Director based on the available optional modules. Most modules are delivered on weekdays during the day time.
As a student in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences you'll have access to facilities and a growing collection of online resources, including:
- a well-stocked Education Resource Centre
- Language Analysis Lab
- a phonetics lab
- an audio-video lab
- a recording studio
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Training & Skills
Our Faculty Training Programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training, recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.
Although your focus will be on your specialist study, our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. We have nurtured a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and supportive environment where staff and students from across the world can come together and share their research experiences. You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, which accredits the core foundation modules on the training programme.
You will study in our Doctoral Training Suite with purpose-built facilities for lectures, workshops, seminars and computer access to specialist software required for doctoral research in the social sciences and humanities. Each year we have two student-led research postgraduate conferences and we have a variety of prizes and awards to celebrate the successes of our students.
ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership
The ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership is a joint venture between Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Sunderland, Teesside University and Ulster University. We are a centre of excellence for postgraduate social sciences. We offer a world-class, interdisciplinary environment for doctoral training and research.
Funded and accredited by the ESRC, we are one of the most innovative of the national network of doctoral training centres with a strong track record of partnership working with public, private and community organisations.
Postgraduate research student support
Our award winning Research Student Support Team is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. The team can help and advise you on a variety of issues from registration to producing your transcripts.
Modules for 2018
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
Optional modulesOptional modules
You will take 100 credits from the following:
- ALC8022 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- ALC8025 English Language Teaching Methods
- ALC8026 Language Learning
- ALC8024 Language Awareness
- ALC8029 TESOL for Young Learners
- ALC8021 Understanding Multimodal Communication
- ALC8001 The Social Psychology of Communication
- ALC8002 Sociolinguistics
- ALC8007 Professional Communication
- ALC8008 Language and Cross-Cultural Communication
- ALC8009 English in the World: Global and Cross Cultural Issues Surrounding English as a 'Lingua Franca'
- ALC8010 Culture, Interculturlarity and Identity
- ALC8012 Introduction to Interaction Analysis
- ALC8030 Reflective Practice and Second Language Teacher Development
- ALC8031 Discourse Analysis in English Language Teachers
- ALC8033 English for Academic Purposes
- ALC8036 Materials Design and Evaluation in TESOL
- SEL8040 Neurocognition of Language Development
- SEL8117 Phonetics and Phonology
- SEL8026 Generative Syntax
- SEL8163 The Sociolinguistics of Language and Society
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £4,800
Full time: £4,800
Full time: £15,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree with at least 60%, or international equivalent, in a related subject.
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry:Not accepted
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.
Dr Chris Leyland
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5436