Research Degrees in Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics

  • [Until MT 2015: 1.Probationer Research Students

    Candidates for admission will normally be expected to have a first or upper second class degree. They will be required to submit evidence (in the form of essays written in English) of their competence in the broad subject of their intended research and should have a basic knowledge of the language(s) in which the main secondary literature is written.

  • 2. Theses

    Theses submitted for the Degree of M.Litt. in Comparative Philology and General Linguistics should not exceed 50,000 words. The word limit excludes the bibliography, appendices consisting of a catalogue of data, any extensive text which is specifically the object of a commentary or linguistic analysis, and any translation of that text, but includes quotations and footnotes.

    Theses submitted for the Degree of D.Phil. in Comparative Philology and General Linguistics should not exceed 100,000 words. The word limit excludes the bibliography, appendices consisting of a catalogue of data, any extensive text which is specifically the object of a commentary or linguistic analysis, and any translation of that text, but includes quotations and footnotes.]

  • [From MT 2015: 1. Admission as a Probationer Research Student

    Candidates may apply for admission as Probationer Research Student, or directly to DPhil status, on a full-time basis.

    2. Transfer to M.Litt. and D.Phil. status

    Candidates must submit the documents detailed in the Divisional regulations, above.

    3. Confirmation of D.Phil. status

    Candidates must submit the documents detailed in the Divisional regulations, above.

    4. Theses

    Theses submitted for the Degree of M.Litt. in Comparative Philology and General Linguistics should not exceed 50,000 words. The word limit excludes the bibliography, appendices consisting of a catalogue of data, any extensive text which is specifically the object of a commentary or linguistic analysis, and any translation of that text, but includes quotations and footnotes.

    Theses submitted for the Degree of D.Phil. in Comparative Philology and General Linguistics should not exceed 100,000 words. The word limit excludes the bibliography, appendices consisting of a catalogue of data, any extensive text which is specifically the object of a commentary or linguistic analysis, and any translation of that text, but includes quotations and footnotes.]