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What will I learn?


You will join a substantial community of established and emerging researchers committed to undertaking impactful theoretical and applied research in Languages and Linguistics. Our research is characterised by its interdisciplinarity, and we collaborate with colleagues working on film and media, literature, youth studies, sociology, information communications, and education. Our research goes across Europe and beyond, with particular interests in French- and Spanish- speaking communities worldwide, oriental cultures and communications, and community languages.


This course is research based. You will independently conduct research into your own topic or a topic that we advertise. Your supervisory team will offer expert guidance throughout your studies and review work in progress. Each year, you will follow a programme of training and development to enhance your research methods, subject-matter expertise and professional skills.


Our intellectually rigorous research degrees will equip you with the necessary skills to pursue academic careers in Languages, Film, Linguistics, or a range of related disciplines. You will have the opportunity to develop industry networks and undertake advanced professional development that will equip you for senior posts in any career that requires advanced understanding of language, society and culture.

Which department am I in?

Manchester Metropolitan University

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (US$ 22,702) per year
Annual tuition fees for each academic year must be paid in full at the start of each year. Fees are subject to an annual revision in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) indicative rate. Some research projects will be subject to additional project costs.

This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Start date

October 2021, January 2022, April 2022


Manchester Campus

Oxford Road,


Greater Manchester,

M15 6BH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You should, as a minimum, have a first or 2.1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification. International students will be required to demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability. In order to enter most postgraduate courses the English requirements are: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575, TOEFL computer-based 230. Please note some programmes may have higher English language requirements.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan is ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2020).

  • One of the UK’s largest universities with 34,000+ students
  • GBP 400 million in ongoing investment
  • Industry links with global companies