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Language, Policy and Planning

Cardiff University
Program overview
3-5 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Cardiff
July 2022

Cardiff
October 2022

Cardiff
January 2023

Cardiff
April 2023

About this program

Language, Policy and Planning

This PhD is lead by the Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit in the School of Welsh. Projects include international research on language policy and planning, language rights and politics, language variation and change, sociolinguistics of bilingualism and multilingualism, and sociology of language.

The Unit aims to be at the leading edge in national and international language-planning developments. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the social, economic and environmental implications of language over both time and space. The Unit's work ranges in geographic scale from the local to the global whilst the full spectrum of quantitative and qualitative research techniques is deployed.

Programme aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in language planning, media, government, teaching, management and research. We provide training and a high level of support to all students and the postgraduate community makes a vital contribution to the University's international reputation for research.

Admission requirements

Suitable for graduates in Welsh or other Humanities and Social Science subjects. Students who have not completed an MA or a research methods training course normally follow the research skills module of the taught MA while preparing for their MPhil/PhD thesis.

A 1st or an upper 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent, is required.

Candidates who wish to submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation in Welsh, and who have not graduated in Welsh, must satisfy the School as to the standard of their written and oral skills in the language.

The School of Welsh also welcomes applications from UK or overseas non-Welsh speaking students who wish to study and submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation through the medium of English.

English Language Requirements

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition

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Qualification

Skills developed

  • Advanced subject knowledge and expertise
  • Advanced research skills and methodology (theory and application)
  • Self-management and motivation
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Research dissemination and engagement

Career paths

Previous graduates in this field have go on to pursue careers in higher education, research, media, teaching, government and publishing.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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