Why Study Bilingualism and Linguistics?
You will be taught and supervised by research-active staff, many of whom are recognised as international leaders in their fields of expertise.
We offer a state-of-the-art research facility and a phonetics laboratory which includes recording, speech analysis and audio facilities, and are the only academic unit in the UK to offer and MA and PhD in Bilingualism.
Your progress is carefully monitored to ensure that you are on track to produce a thesis that is valued by the academic community. Throughout your programme, you will be able to attend and contribute to research seminars, workshops, and research and transferable skills training courses.
You may also attend modules/classes offered in Bilingualism/Linguistics and will conduct research in an area of Bilingualism/Linguistics, under the guidance of two supervisors.
Career Opportunities in Bilingualism and Linguistics
These research degrees prepare you for and academic career in the field of Bilingualism/Linguistics or for other work in related areas requiring highly qualified individuals.
The high level of research and analytical capabilities, discipline and communication skills acquired will increase employment prospects in fields such as, communications, teaching, publishing and research. More broadly, a research degree has become a qualification valued by many employers who recognise the skills and commitment a PhD requires.
Our Research in Bilingualism and Linguistics
We have two key research priorities each with attendant world-class expertise: Bilingualism and Cognitive Linguistics. We have an active and diverse research profile that is internationally recognised, with specialisms including Welsh language change, Access Semantics, processing and acquisition of prosody and syntax, the language of victims of crime, language development, corpus linguistics and language change, contested languages, Cognitive Discourse Analysis (CODA), temporal language and the nature of figurative language.
Our vibrant research environment is also manifest through various events throughout the year, ranging from individual talks to informal seminars and workshops to large conferences. Many of these are open not just to academic staff, but also to students and to the general public.