The Centre provides research training in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and language & ethnography that has been recognised for its quality by the Economic and Social Research Council. This training is designed for language professionals, for students with a first degree in linguistics, and for doctoral and established researchers across the social sciences.
On several of our MA programmes (MA in Language & Cultural Diversity, and MA in Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching (ELT), the study of your specialist subject matter is combined with training in research methodology.
First year MPhil/PhD students receive comprehensive foundation methods training within the School of Education, Communication and Society, and a very wide range of advanced courses in research methodology are available through the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP). In addition to these taught courses, our research seminars provide support for new researchers and give them opportunities to interact with national and international research leaders. For application information, visit our site on how to apply for a place on our research degree programmes.