University of Birmingham logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 7.18k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Photos of university

    Advertisement

    The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.

    Our principal areas of research include:

    Corpus Linguistics our work in this area incorporates interests in linguistic theory and language description, including descriptive translation and contrastive studies, phraseology and the lexisgrammar interface, and in the application of corpus investigation techniques to areas such as translation, lexicography and diachronic language study. Corpus techniques also underpin much of our work in discourse studies and in language learning and teaching.

    Stylistics and Discourse Studies our work here focuses on themes such as narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis, translation studies and social theory, and on topics such as literary stylistics, workplace discourse, academic discourse, the relationship between language and social class, evaluation, language and new media, everyday creativity, and multi-modal discourse.

    Language Learning and Teaching our work in this area incorporates corpus approaches to phraseology, lexis and grammar, and discourse approaches to academic literacies. This also includes a focus on the teaching and learning of figurative language, collocation, and business English in the context of English as a global language. We also focus on cognitive linguistics and its applications to language learning and teaching

    Key facts
    Type of Course: Doctoral research

    Duration: PhD 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MLitt 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time; MA by Research 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; Sandwich and modular PhDs in Applied Linguistics 46 years part-time

    Start date: Starting dates can be negotiated

    Our principal areas of research expertise include:
    Corpus Linguistics - our work here incorporates interests in linguistic theory and language description, including descriptive translation and contrastive studies, phraseology and the lexisgrammar interface, and in the application of corpus investigation techniques to areas such as translation, lexicography and diachronic language study. Corpus techniques also underpin much of our work in discourse studies and in language learning and teaching.

    Discourse Studies - we focus on themes such as narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis, translation studies and social theory, and on topics such as literary stylistics, workplace discourse, academic discourse, evaluation, and multi-modal discourse. In turn, much of our work on Language Learning and Teaching incorporates corpus approaches to phraseology, lexis and grammar, and discourse approaches to academic literacies.

    We also focus on innovation in education, learning strategies and the acquisition of metaphor in the context of English as a global language.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    2.1 (Hons) in a relevant fieldEnglish language requirements * IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band * TOEFL 580 Paper-based test /237 Computer-based test English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

    See the University of Birmingham Website for more details on fees and funding.

    Similar programs:
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 7.54k / Year
    • International students: $ 19.2k / Year
      University of London logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 4.72k / Year
      • International students: $ 15.4k / Year
        Kingston University logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 5.75k / Year
        • International students: $ 15.5k / Year
          University of Edinburgh logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 6.71k / Year
          • International students: $ 15.5k / Year
            Kingston University logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 5.75k / Year
            • International students: $ 14.8k / Year
              Institute of Education, University of London logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 10.6k / Year (International)
              • International students: $ 23k / Year (International)
                Cardiff University logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 7.01k / Year (International)
                  University of Surrey logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 8.37k / Year
                  • International students: $ 16.8k / Year
                    See all of the 178 similar programs