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Linguistics (by Research)

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
7700 GBP/year
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This Linguistics (by Research) course from Nottingham Trent University gives you the opportunity to pursue research in the field of linguistics.  It comprises independent research, and a course designed to develop knowledge of key research skills and practices.


You will join a thriving postgraduate community of researchers in Linguistics, and a unique student support structure with a dedicated team of tutors and supervisors. Linguistics has a proud record of excellence in research. Our colleagues are leading authorities in their respective research specialisms. They contribute actively to the School’s research ethos, produce journal articles and books, and present at national and international conferences.

Careers and employability

At NTU we believe in providing education and research that are directly relevant and beneficial to your career. We place particular emphasis on helping students to develop transferable skills that are useful in all walks of life, such as problem-solving, analysis and confident communication. We also seek to provide an atmosphere that encourages initiative, innovation and entrepreneurship, alongside academic excellence.

This Linguistics (by Research) course from Nottingham Trent University provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD, and gives you the freedom and support to shape your own work in the area of linguistics.

This course does not currently offer placements however students benefit from extensive contacts in the field of linguistics offered by our academic team.

Contacts include experts in the fields of clinical linguistics, social linguistics, forensic linguistics, media discourse, gender and sexuality and languages.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Approaches to the Humanities
  • Dissertation

Recent dissertation topics have included:

  • analysis of political speeches;
  • theories around bilingualism; and
  • language variation in the East Midlands

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We would recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a UK honours (minimum 2.2) degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
  • You will also need to write a 300-word outline of your proposed research area.
  • Please email us before applying if you need any advice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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