Undergraduate courses

  • LING221 Sounds of the World’s Languages
  • LING223 English Phonetics
  • LING325 Topics in Phonetic and Phonological Theory
  • LING327 Advanced English Phonetics
  • LING315 Forensic Linguistics

Postgraduate courses

  • LING416 Sociophonetics

Prospective postgraduate students

We would be interested to hear from potential PhD students who wish to do interesting research in phonetics, speech production and/or sociophonetics.

For more information about studying at Lancaster please see the following links:

Postgraduate funding

You might be eligible to apply for ESRC or AHRC funding (for MA/PhD or PhD-only). Formerly, this funding was only available to UK and EU students but the eligibility criteria have recently been expanded to include all applicants. The funding is highly competitive and the funding application deadline is typically early February for a degree that starts in October of the same year. Therefore, we highly recommend that you contact us by the end of the November before the application deadline if you want us to help you to develop a strong submission. It’s ok if you haven’t submitted a PhD application by then, just get in touch and we can discuss things.

Note that it is also possible to arrange co-supervision with our partner universities in the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (our only partner that does work in speech is University of Manchester). This can be useful when the best mix of supervisory expertise for a particular topic spans Lancaster and Manchester.

More information about fees and funding can be found at this link.