PhD in Linguistics

The PhD is an opportunity to engage in advanced research. This research can be carried out in any area within the Faculty of Arts, provided that supervision is available and the research proposal and supervision arrangements are provided by the University.

The PhD consists of a thesis of an internationally recognised standard that makes an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in its field. Normally the thesis my not exceed 100,000 words or 250 pages. An oral examination takes place after the thesis has been submitted.

Duration

The PhD is expected to be completed in three or four full-time years, although it may be possible to complete on a part-time basis.

Admission

The usual requirement is a masters degree with honours (first class or second class, first division) from the University of Auckland, or an approved equivalent qualification. You must also have demonstrated an ability to pursue doctoral level research. All candidates must submit a research proposal and obtain registration.

Research seminars

All students enrolled for a PhD within Applied Language Studies and Linguistics are expected to attend research seminars.

Students registered for the PhD in Linguistics are required to present a seminar on the topic of their PhD research.

The Faculty of Arts PhD site provides information for potential and current PhD students.