School of Language Arts and Media


Postgraduate Study

We welcome applications from students wishing to complete an MA or PhD in Journalism, Literature, Linguistics or Applied Linguistics. The route to a research degree is generally through a taught Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant discipline. Please see the relevant pages for further details of the taught programmes offered in each discipline.

Thinking of applying to be a SLAM research student?

  • Contact a SLAM staff member in the relevant discipline in the first instance, to discuss your interests and check whether you are eligible.
  • Through informal discussions with a potential supervisor (usually involving at least one face-to-face or skype meeting), you will shape your ideas into a research intent.
  • Submit a completed application form for admission (postgraduate), which includes your research intent, along with a CV, transcripts and other important documents. Please check that you enclose all the necessary documents when applying. Further details are available on the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) research pages.

Information for Current Research Students

  • SLAM research students work with a principal supervisor, and often one or more secondary or associate supervisors. Your supervisor should be your first port of call with questions regarding your studies.
  • The Chair of the SLAM research committee (currently Dr Fiona Willans) is also available to help with general queries regarding application, enrolment and progress.
  • SLAM researchers are all based within the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE). Detailed information, including the forms that you need to complete at various stages of the journey can be downloaded from the Research Office website. FALE also organises a number of events throughout the year for its research students, so keep an eye out for information.
  • For general administrative queries, you may also sometimes need to contact the Administrative Assistant for either SLAM (Mrs Antoinette Parker) or FALE (Ms Temalesi Waqainabete).
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