iPhD in Applied Linguistics English Language Teaching 2023-24

Academic Regulations: Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Final AwardDoctor of Philosophy 
With exit awards of
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Programme(s)Integrated PhD in Applied Linguistics (English Language Teaching) 
Last modifiedApril 2023

The Academic Regulations apply to and regulate the programme(s) listed above.

On occasion, programmes can be exempted from one or more of the clauses in the Regulations; one or more of the clauses can be varied; and programmes can impose additional requirements.

  • Exemptions are characterised by the omission of the relevant clause.
  • Variations are characterised by the replacement of the clause with alternative wording.
  • Additions are characterised by requirements in addition to those detailed in the Academic regulations.

The programmes listed have approval from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the exemptions and/or variations and/or additions to the regulations noted below.


The clause(s) listed below describe where an exemption to the Regulations exists.

None apply.


The clause(s) listed below describe where a variation to the Regulations exists:

The taught component is assessed under the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results: Postgraduate Master’s Programmes regulations with additional requirements below. 

Additional Requirements

The clause(s) listed below are in addition to the Regulations.

Applied Linguistics (English Language Teaching) 

  1. At the end of Year 1 an overall average mark of 60 or above is required in the taught component and a pass mark of 65 in the research proposal in order to continue to the research phase of the iPhD programme (Part 2). 
  2. All taught modules in years 2 and 3 must be passed with a mark of 60 or above. 
  3. Candidates who pass the taught part of the programme but fail to achieve the pass mark for the research proposal may be permitted to undertake supervised research for a Master's dissertation for the award of the MA, provided they have met the requirements of the University’s Regulations for Postgraduate Master’s Programmes. 

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the programme specification.


As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student’s period of registration, however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student’s programme.