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Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Postgraduate Study in Linguistics

University of Cambridge

Postgraduate Study in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (TAL)

The Section very much welcomes postgraduate students, both at the level of M.Phil. (Master's) and at the level of Ph.D. (Doctorate). Please follow one of the links below or to the left for information relevant to the type of course you wish to follow, and their content and resources.

Ph.D. (Doctorate) 

TAL PhD Programmes

M.Phil. (Master's)

MPhils in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Please direct any enquiries regarding entry requirements and academic matters to the Postgraduate Secretary in the MMLL Postgraduate Office:, and any enquiries regarding the technicalities of applying to the Graduate Admissions Office

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages also runs MPhils and PhD programmes in film and screen studies, history and thought, and literary and cultural studies. Researchers in the Faculty work on all these aspects of modern languages including French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese, with medieval languages ranging from Occitan and Old English to Gothic and Old Church Slavonic. Please find more information on our main postgraduate study page.

All students will have access to Faculty Research Facilities.


Latest News

Cambridge researchers awarded best long paper in top AI conference

12 November 2021

Congratulations to Fangyu Liu and Nigel Collier, who have recently been awarded the Best Long Paper Award at the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), together with collaborators from McGill University and the University of Copenhagen. The award winning paper, "Visually grounded...

About Language & AI: Interviews by Cambridge Language Sciences

20 September 2021

Happy to share four excellent interviews published by the Cambridge Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre, two of which feature academics from MMLL.

TAL Student Ariwan Kai Addy Suhairi Wins 2021 LAGB Dissertation Prize

2 September 2021

We are proud to share the news that undergraduate TAL student, Ariwan Kai Addy Suhairi, has won one of the LAGB dissertation prizes for 2021.

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