Department of Language and Linguistics

Research degrees

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World-class supervision

We offer an outstanding teaching and research environment. You're taught, supported and supervised by staff with an international reputation for being at the forefront of research.

You’ll work at the heart of our well-connected graduate research community, with world-class supervision and training opportunities.

We're top 10 in the UK for research with the majority of our research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). We have a strong research group culture. We want you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users and we also hold weekly seminars featuring eminent external speakers.

At Essex, you have access to our great facilities, including a state-of-the-art interpreting lab with equipment matching that of the UN.

Many of our graduates work in higher education institutions around the world, as teachers or academic researchers, or a wide range of other careers including publishing, social work, administration and retail.

Explore our research degrees