You want to immerse yourself in the intricate world of language and linguistics – you know your ideas have the potential to shake things up in academic circles.
If you study a PhD in English Language and Linguistics at ARU, you'll be based in Cambridge, which means you'll have access to the city's rich research network. We're also part of the Anglia Ruskin-Cambridge University Romance Linguistics Seminar, which organises talks throughout the year that you can both attend and contribute to – and is a great opportunity to connect with other research students from Cambridge.
How we'll support you
You know you've got what it takes to conduct ground breaking research. We can give you the academic guidance to do this. If you study a PhD or MPhil with us, you'll work with two supervisors whose experience is most relevant to your particular field of study, with the option of additional help from other staff members if you need.
This way, you can develop your research within a strong network of support, expertise and experience. Our supervisory staff are internationally recognised in their field, having written and contributed to a number of influential academic books and publications. Many have been involved with prestigious research projects both in the UK and around the world – which is why our department was named world-leading for our research, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Share your research
You want your research to excite and inspire the next generation of students. At ARU, you may have the chance to take on teaching responsibilities for undergraduate students and organise research events at the university. This way, you can develop your work through face-to-face debate and critical analysis from both your peers and some of our younger students.
We also host regular faculty and departmental seminars, so you'll have the opportunity to share your ideas within a safe and supportive setting.
You're ready to be part of an ambitious academic community. StoryLab is an interdisciplinary research institute that interrogates and generates multimodal stories. These include film, data visualisation, sound, photography, digital media, and traditional forms of storytelling, like literature, illustration and painting.
Through these mediums we explore themes of identity, truth, environment, migration and wellbeing through different research projects – and ultimately aim to investigate and understand the remedial power of storytelling in a society afflicted with division and inequality. Find out more here: https://www.anglia.ac.uk/storylab.
How to apply
Download the application form on the course page to join us in 2018.
If you'd like more information, please email [email protected].
Apply online here: https://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/english-language-and-linguistics-research
If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application will be considered.