Cardiff University: Language, Policy and Planning

InstitutionCardiff University View institution profile
Department School of Welsh
Telephone 029 2087 0084
Study type Research


This PhD is lead by the Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit in the School of Welsh. Projects include international research on language policy and planning, language rights and politics, language variation and change, sociolinguistics of bilingualism and multilingualism, and sociology of language.

The Unit aims to be at the leading edge in national and international language-planning developments. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the social, economic and environmental implications of language over both time and space. The Unit's work ranges in geographic scale from the local to the global whilst the full spectrum of quantitative and qualitative research techniques is deployed.

Programme aims
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in language planning, media, government, teaching, management and research. We provide training and a high level of support to all students and the postgraduate community makes a vital contribution to the University's international reputation for research.

Distinctive features
Annual series of research seminars and conferences.
Language Planning and Policy Research Unit.
Opportunities to teach in the School and the Welsh Language Teaching Centre (Welsh for Adults).
Collaborative research with several North American and European institutions, for instance in Canada and Ireland.
Close links with the Welsh Government and other national institutions including the National History Museum, St. Fagans.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Cardiff University



Cardiff University is an ambitious, innovative and vibrant university, ranked in the top 150 universities in the world. We are the only Russell Group University in Wales and are incredibly proud of our diverse community, with over 31,000 students enrolled, representing more than 100 countries.

Academic life at Cardiff University is challenging and rewarding, with our students being taught by leading academics in over 200 taught Masters’, diplomas and certificates across the University. We also offer a selection of part-time study postgraduate courses and standalone modules in a number of subject areas.

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