The Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Programme offers both a Master of Arts by Research and a Doctor of Philosophy by Research for interested students.

The graduate programme in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies is dedicated to producing postgraduates in linguistics who will be able to demonstrate expertise in one or more areas within the field. The successful graduates will also have proven themselves to be effective and creative researchers. To that end, requirements for the programme include both core courses and focused coursework, as well as a thesis.

Available research areas include: 

Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Child Language

Chinese Linguistics

Computational Linguistics

Conversation Analysis

Language Acquisition

Language Attitudes and Identity

Language Contact

Language and Gender

Language Description, Documentation and Typology

Language Maintenance and Language Shift

Language Planning and Policy

Minority and Endangered Languages


Phonology and Speech Prosody

Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics



World Englishes