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Q100 iPhD Integrated Applied Linguistics/English Language Teaching

This integrated PhD course in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching is ideal for all those looking to either establish and design English language teaching programmes, teach English as a second language, or continue an academic career in language and linguistics education.

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Introducing your degree

This is the course page for iPhD Integrated Applied Linguistics/English Language Teaching at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about Integrated Applied Linguistics/English Language Teaching and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works. We also suggest career opportunities open to you as a University of Southampton graduate of iPhD Integrated Applied Linguistics/English Language Teaching.

If you still have questions, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any enquiries. See our contact us page for our telephone, email and address information.

This PhD integrates structured coursework in applied linguistics/English language teaching and research skills training with the production of an original research thesis. 

The course follows a taught year of study followed by a period of research.

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

To Apply

Required supporting documents

  • Application form including a personal statement (the statement should give a clear indication of why you wish to undertake the iPhD programme and what areas of Applied Linguistics you are interested in)
  • Transcript
  • Two pieces of individually authored academic work and a research proposal
  • 2 references
  • English language certification (if relevant)

Key Facts

Duration: Up to five years (full-time)

Assessment: Coursework, advanced skills portfolio, thesis (max. 75,000 words), viva voce

Start date: September 

Closing date: 1st September (an application decision cannot be guaranteed in time unless a complete application is received by this date - students requiring a visa to study should also allow extra time for visa processes); informal enquiries welcome at any time

Typical entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

First or upper second-class honours degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English, modern languages, or a cognate discipline.  Other qualifications will be considered.

English language entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum of 6.0 in all components, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Selection process

Online application and interview

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

Programme structure

Year 1

Core modules: Description of language; Quantitative methods and statistical processes; Research and enquiry in applied linguistics 1 and 2; Second language learning or Language in society

Three optional modules from: A wide-ranging list of professional and academic modules in applied linguistics and English language teaching

Years 2 to 4

During year two you will complete an advanced skills portfolio, comprising a range of research and professional skill development activities; in years two to four you will also work towards completion of an original research thesis

Year 1

Semester One
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
LING6001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
LING6005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
LING6035Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
RESM6102Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
10
RESM6303Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
10
RESM6304Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
10
Optional
LING6007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6042Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING6043Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

Fees for postgraduate research degrees vary across the University. All fees are listed for UK, EU and international full-time and part-time students alphabetically by course name.

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Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this programme typically also have to pay for:

List of additional costs for this course
TypeDescriptionCost
Printing and copyingWhere reasonably possible, coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4- 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3- 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to www.printcopypayments.soton.ac.uk Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account. You will be given a printing allowance of £3 per towards the costs of printing lecture handouts and/or practical scripts.£0.05-1.00

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
FieldworkSome programmes may include a fieldcourse(s). For compulsory residential fieldcourses accommodation and travel are normally provided. You are usually expected to cover the costs of food and drink, although some courses may include meals. For optional fieldcourses, you may be asked to make a contribution to the travel and/or accommodation costs. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programmes details of the relevant subject. In addition, some modules may offer a “one-day” fieldcourse. Normally transport to the location is provided, but you will be expected to cover your food and drink costs for that day. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

A postgraduate research degree from Humanities at Southampton offers you the wide and varied experience you should expect from a leading research university. We are committed to providing a relevant, modern and above all enjoyable environment in which to undertake your research project, along with the opportunity to gain the additional skills and understanding you need to start a career in any number of areas including academia.

How will you learn?

On a postgraduate research programme is led by academic staff, allowing you to engage with, and contribute to, the world-leading research carried out in Humanities at Southampton. Independent learning is the main element of undertaking postgraduate research, but we will guide you through the research experience by providing not only a dedicated supervisory team who will be on hand to help you to shape and direct your research project, but also a programme of research and transferrable skills training to prepare you not only for the project, but also for the career path you may wish to follow after its completion. If there are gaps in your knowledge when you start with us, you can join our taught masters students on one of their courses to provide you with the additional grounding you need.

We view our doctoral candidates as early stage researchers, so expect you to get involved with the wider research environment within, and external to, the university. Our disciplines have many unique and exciting additional opportunities for you engage with: such as visiting Chawton House Library, the former home of Jane Austen; studying the Broadlands Archive, containing the papers of Palmerston and Mountbatten; being part of one of our student-led interdisciplinary reading groups; and the chance to hear from visiting speakers from international universities who are frequent part of our research centre-led lecture and seminar series. You will have many opportunities to give papers and presentations, receiving feedback from peers and colleagues on how you can improve your work, maximise its effectiveness and gain recognition for your efforts.

Assessment

The goal of an MPhil/PhD is a final thesis of 75,000 words. This thesis will be examined by an internal and external examiner at an oral examination. Assessment at postgraduate research level therefore comes in the form of regular reviews of your work from your supervisory team and colleagues within your discipline to prepare you for this final examination. As a minimum, you will be expected to present your work three times during candidature: after nine months (the first year presentation); after approximately two years (upgrade from MPhil/PhD to PhD); after you have submitted your thesis (viva voce oral examination).

Professional development

A PhD will enable you to further develop the key skills employers seek such as: time management; problem solving; team work; deadline and project management; cultural awareness; working independently; using your initiative; relationship-building; critical thinking and research analysis. Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm for your research to a wide range of audiences.

Study locations

Avenue Campus

Avenue Campus

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