Training Opportunities for Graduate Students in Linguistics

University training

For “Work and skills training” in the university, see the advice at:

Humanities training

The Humanities Division and its professional training officer offer events, resources and programmes for students in Humanities.

All new graduates are able to meet Dr March, the Humanities Training Officer at their Induction session, held during 0th week (the week before term starts) in October. At this meeting students are also introduced to staff, and given full guidance on courses, resources, facilities, IT provision, and social interaction in the faculty.

The Language Centre

The Language Centre has Courses in English for Academic Studies designed to prepare international students and academic visitors for study at the University of Oxford.

It also has courses in Languages for Study and Research — The LASR programme in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish for which our students are eligible. If the language is closely related to the study / research they are engaged in, the Faculty will pay the termly fee.

In addition, the Faculty offers the following training specifically for our students:

Faculty Training for teaching (early October)

The Faculty runs a training session for the university’s PLTO programme to equip DPhil students to teach in undergraduate courses.

Thesis workshops

All MPhil and PRS students are required to attend the regularly scheduled Faculty Thesis workshop which involves learning the skills in writing up research and also presenting it orally to the rest of the group.


The following regular seminars provide an invaluable resource for graduates in research and presentation:

General Linguistics Graduate Seminar Tuesdays at 5 pm
Comparative Philology Seminar Tuesdays at 2 pm
Romance Linguistics Seminar Thursdays at 5pm
The Linguistic Circle once or twice per term
The Oxford English Dictionary Forum Occasional meetings

Careers advice

Students are encouraged to attend meetings and workshops provided by the University Careers Service:

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