Postgraduate course

Professional Doctorate in Applied Linguistics DAppLing

Designed with language and communication professionals in mind, this DAppLing programme is the perfect way to continue your professional development.

Investigate the areas in language and communication that interest you most with this Professional Doctorate in Applied Linguistics. You will be able to focus on theory related to your own professional practice meaning that you can tackle doctoral-level research directly applicable to your every day work.

  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – 4 years part-time
  • Start date – January 2020
  • School – Languages & Linguistics

Minimum Entry Requirements

    2:1 (or equivalent)

    2 of relevant professional experience

Tuition Fees

    UK and EU 2019-20 £3,750

    International 2019-20 £3,750

Course overview

This programme will enable you to develop your capacity to undertake research related to your language or communication-related profession. We hope that this will encourage you to promote knowledge and understanding within your profession, whilst simultaneously developing and improving your professional practice.

Alongside our language experts, you will explore the creation and interpretation of knowledge related to language and communication through undertaking original research. This will create the opportunity for you to be at the forefront of knowledge and practice within the applied linguistics professions. Develop the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge and advancement of understanding in the field of applied linguistics.

We welcome students who may not have had recent or prior experience of academia or university environments, which is why we have designed the programme in two stages. The first stage includes a significant teaching and learning phase, to provide you with a solid foundation to move to the second stage where you will work on an individual research project.

Course structure

Modules include: 

  • Identifying and articulating issues in professional practice (45 credits)
  • Contextualising issues in professional practice (45 credits)
  • Researching issues in professional practice (45 credits)
  • Influencing and impacting on issues in professional practice (45 credits)

Teaching and Assessment

The programme (delivered at doctoral level throughout) combines four taught modules and the completion of a research thesis. The taught elements of the programme allow a more corporate and collegiate-style of learning than is usually possible when studying for a traditional PhD.

Each module is assessed by a written piece of work of around 8000 words. The thesis is based on an original piece of research and is around 50,000 words.

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme will be decided by an interview panel, and no candidates will be admitted solely on the basis of previous awards or professional experience.

The normal minimum entrance qualifications will be:

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent)
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience

All candidates must also currently be in a professional role that is relevant to this award. The relevance of past and current experience to a particular award will be judged at interview.

Fees and funding

To study for a Postgraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Tuition fees

Home/EU students

The tuition fee for 2019 entry to this postgraduate course is £3,750 for full-time UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Overseas students

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to this postgraduate course is £3,750 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

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You can apply directly to the course via our Apply Now links. Please select the variant of the course that you intend to undertake (e.g. full-time or part-time) as the link will take you to a customised form for the specific course. You will need to create a login and password and complete the online form. Please contact two referees in advance of submitting your application as an automated request will go out as soon as you submit, and your application will not be reviewed until both references are in place.

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