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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 Postgraduate Admissions Office

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Linguistics 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.