The Department of Linguistics and English Language is a vibrant research community and an international centre for the linguistic study of English, as well as other European and non-European languages.
We currently have around 20 members of staff and over 30 postgraduate research students.
Members of the department undertake internationally recognised research in their areas of expertise, and many of our past PhD students have had very successful careers including positions in prestigious universities.
Manchester is the most linguistically diverse city in western Europe, ideal for carrying out research into variation and multilingualism and to undertake languages-themed local community outreach engagement and impact work.
View our programmes and the support available for our postgraduate researchers.
SALC’s Graduate School brings together postgraduate students and researchers in an online and physical community at the cutting edge of research; facilitating excellence in arts and languages research.
We facilitate high-specification phonetics and psycholinguistics laboratories for research at the intersections of phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics, as well as collaboration between staff, postgraduates and undergraduates.
We are able to offer supervision on a wide range of topics.
However, we do not normally supervise projects with a focus on second language teaching and learning.
Postgraduate researchers in Linguistics and English Language work on a wide range of topics. Find out what some of our current PhD students are working on.
Find out about the bursaries, scholarships and studentships available to support postgraduate research.
Information about applying for a postgraduate research degree in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.
Find out about the exceptional breadth of expertise of the Linguistics and English Language department.