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Guidance for prospective MPhil/PhD students

Birkbeck's Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication is the oldest applied linguistics department in the UK - we are celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2020. Our research continues to drive the field and our focus is on the diverse phenomena of multilingualism. 

We offer a range of MPhil/PhD degrees in applied linguistics, education, intercultural communication, language teaching and TESOL. As well as conventional MPhil/PhD degrees, we offer Integrated PhD degrees, which include taught modules for doctoral researchers who didn't study linguistics at Master's level. 

We recognise that different candidates have different needs, objectives and experience. The Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication is proud to be in a position to offer a flexible range of options for candidates wanting to achieve a PhD.

Start your research journey

Thinking of doing an MPhil/PhD? Check the following to find out more about studying in our department and making an application.