Your life in the Department
The department is a highly-collaborative environment where you'll be encouraged to produce your very best work.
Over the past 50 years, it has been home to many of the world's most distinguished scholars in language studies, and has produced graduates whose work has come to define the field.
A day in the life - Astrid Morrison Parra , PhD student
In the evening, Astrid goes to the library to borrow a book for her studies, and then heads back to Guildford, where she lives, in time for dinner. After eating she usually catches up with some work and watches Netflix. On the days that she doesn’t have to go to the University, she stays at home and works on her research project, and then might go to London with her friends to watch a show.
Presenting your work
Over the course of your PhD you will also have ample opportunities to communicate your work and network with other researchers, present a seminar, speak at conferences and workshops, and visit or host researchers from other institutions.
The Department encourages you to attend conferences and other events to widen your network of contacts. To this end we assist with arranging travel and accommodation. There are also opportunities to teach on undergraduate courses.
Life as a PhD student
"I have been inspired by the supportive environment and my supervisor who believed in me (more than myself) from the first day to the last day. She inspired and encouraged me to excel."
Anas Awwad, PhD student
Fees and funding
Our staff are active in academic research and cutting-edge practice, with a long tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects.