English Language and Intercultural Communication MPhil, PhD

Research ( full-time, part-time)

Cambridge

January 2017, June 2017, April 2017, September 2017

MPhil: 1-3 years (full-time). 1-3 years (part-time).

PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time). 3 to 6 years (part-time).

PhD: 2-5 years (full-time). 3-6 years (part-time).


Distance-learning supervision available on this course.



Overview

Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in English language and intercultural communication, supported by the expertise of our staff.

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Full description

Supervision and support

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Our permanent supervisory staff are recognised experts in their field, and have produced a number of influential books, journal articles and edited collections. Our research expertise includes:

Professor Guido Rings, PD, PhD: migrant cinema and literature, questions of identity in postcolonial European narrative or film, contemporary Latin American cinema and literature, intercultural communication.

Dr Sebastian Rasinger, PhD: second language acquisition and urban multilingualism, with a particular focus on language use and its impact on linguistic development and the emergence of ethnic and cultural identity.

Dr Anne Ife, PhD: second language learning, the policy and practice of second language use in the modern globalised world, language diversity and language policy in Europe.

Dr Bettina BeinhoffDr Bettina Beinhoff, MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab): acquisition of second/foreign language phonology, linguistic and cultural identities (especially attitudes, stereotypes and identity construction in multilingual contexts and dialect contact situations) and sociolinguistic aspects of constructed languages.

Dr Michelle Sheehan, BA (Oxon), MA, PhD, PCGE: comparative and theoretical syntax, Romance linguistics, language contact and change, philosophy of language, artificial languages.

Dr Tony Morgan, PhD: migration and diaspora studies, national identities.

Where you'll research

Your department and faculty

The Department of English and Media is a community of more than 800 students, exploring subjects that further their understanding of culture and communication in the global age, from film studies to applied linguistics. We focus on skills and knowledge valued by employers, and provide our students with valuable industry insight through our links with creative partners.

Our students take part in many activities to help prepare them for the future, like work placements, study abroad opportunities, talks by internationally acclaimed guest speakers, and research conferences. They even have the chance to get writing advice from our Royal Literary Fund Fellow.

We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Specialist facilities

You’ll have access to our fully-equipped language centre, the British Film Institute, the University of Cambridge Library, and our own campus library. You’ll also be able to use our Faculty’s PhD room, where all our doctoral students can meet up to work and take an active part in our postgraduate student community.

Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year)

£4,500

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year, part time)

£2,650

International students, 2016/17 (MPhil/Phd/MD (Res) per year, full time)

£11,200

PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Initial registration)

£1,000

PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Full registration)

£3,200

Writing up, 2016/17 (UK & EU students)

£1,300

Writing up, 2016/17 (International students)

£1,300

UK, EU & International 2016/17 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000

£1,000

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Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

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Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

Careers

We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, in areas like writing up a paper for publication; placing an academic article; giving a conference paper; the doctoral writing style; updates on research methods and literature searches; internet training; editing skills for doctoral research; subsequent monograph publication; and dealing with festivals, agents, and publishers. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities in the department, or organise research events like seminars and conferences.

In conjunction with the University’s research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Contact details

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If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities in this area, please email alsspgr-recruitment@anglia.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Main

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area.

PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

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UK & EU applicants

01245 68 68 68

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International applicants

+44 1245 68 68 68

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