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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 Graduate Administrative Assistant in the MMLL Graduate 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.


Latest News

Human Time Interdisciplinary Workshop

20 February 2020

Human Time: an interdisciplinary workshop on the metaphysics, psychology, semantics and pragmatics of time, Newnham College, 3 April 2020. Organizer: Kasia M. Jaszczolt The purpose of the workshop is to generate interdisciplinary discussion on the nature and characteristics of human time, understood as experience, feeling...

Dr Kirsty McDougall secures funding for new project on 'Improving Voice Identification Procedures'

19 December 2019

Congratulations to Dr Kirsty McDougall and her team on securing Economic and Social Research Council funding worth £880,000 for their new project on ‘Improving Voice Identification Procedures’ (IVIP).

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