Doctorate Degrees in Linguistics

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Linguistics

The study of semantics, meaning, history, psychological and sociological implications and science of human language. PhD candidates studying Linguistics may specialize in theoretical Linguistics, dealing with cognitive, pragmatic, semiotic, phonological, grammatical, quantitative, lexical and orthographic aspects of the study. Descriptive Linguistics, focusing on Anthropological linguistics, Comparative linguistics, Historical linguistics and Sociolinguistics, is also a featured area of specialization. Further, PhD candidates' research might deal with applied and experimental linguistics, in the areas of Computational linguistics, Evolutionary linguistics, Forensic linguistics, Internet linguistics, Language acquisition and development, Neurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics.

PhD programs in Linguistics typically take three to five years to complete, allowing students opportunities to work during their PhD time by teaching or assisting professors, doing research, writing or performing other key tasks in the department. PhD candidates will be required to propose a topic for their research in a specific area of linguistics and will then write a full-length dissertation on the topic. PhD research may involve experimentation, primary and secondary text research, or other methodologies.

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PhD in Applied Linguistics

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University is designed to prepare future professors, researchers and teacher trainers to work independently and in leadership positions with the learning and teaching of second languages, the analysis of language, and the design of language-related research. [+]

PhDs in Linguistics. Pursue a diverse range of issues in preparation for your career as a researcher, teacher trainer, or leader in fields related to teaching and learning second languages, including: Corpus linguistics Grammar and vocabulary Grammatical variation Language planning and policy Language testing and program evaluation Pragmatics Quantitative research methods Register and discourse analysis Second language acquisition Second language reading and writing Second language teaching and learning Speech perception and production Spoken discourse World Englishes Our faculty work closely with individual students, helping them to develop as colleagues in applied linguistics. As a result, our PhD students have an outstanding record of publication and participation in major conferences such as TESOL and AAAL. Graduates of our program have also been highly successful at obtaining tenure-track faculty positions at major universities. What Can I Do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics? The Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University is designed to prepare future professors, researchers and teacher trainers to work independently and in leadership positions with the learning and teaching of second languages, the analysis of language, and the design of language-related research. University Requirements To receive a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses, from one or more disciplines, ranging from at least 60-109 units of graduate-level courses. Most plans require research, a dissertation, and comprehensive exams. All plans have residency requirements regarding time spent on the Flagstaff campus engaged in full-time study. ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Individual program admission requirements include: GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Writing sample Personal statement or essay Resume or Curriculum Vitae Official TOEFL iBT/IELTS scores taken within the last 2 years are required for international applicants. Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, students will have: Advanced critical and analytical knowledge of the structure and uses of the English language, English language discourse processes and genres, the development of second language learning processes in their diverse cultural contexts, and the assessment of both language program effectiveness and individual language proficiency Ability to address issues of language learning in real world settings Ability to address both language program effectiveness and individual language proficiency Ability to contribute to innovative and effective English language teaching practices in the State of Arizona and elsewhere Ability to integrate use of technology into language instruction and research Ability to synthesize information and approaches across a range of core topics in Applied Linguistics, such as language acquisition, language in society, English grammar, and the development of language curricula and programs Understanding of the many issues relevant to cross-cultural communication Comprehensive preparation and professional orientation for advanced research in Ph.D. programs Ability to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret original and important empirical research Ability to contribute as active professionals in Applied Linguistics and related fields Expertise and qualifications to contribute significantly in professorial positions to the growth and development of Applied Linguistics [-]

Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities: Literatures, Arts and Cultures

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities. The Programme meets the increasing demand from diversified sectors of society in research and advanced studies in the areas of Interarts, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities, as well as Gender, Translation and Postcolonial Studies. The Programme comprises 8 hours of seminars plus 2,8 tutorial hours per week during the first year. The Thesis Project is to be presented at the end of the first year and it has to be approved by a scientific committee at the School of Arts. Once the Thesis is completed it will be defended in a public session before a committee integrating internal and external professors. Programme coordinator: Prof. Ana Gabriela Macedo [-]

PhD in German and French Philosophy

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The instruction to graduates of the PhD program in German and French philosophy is focused on their independent scientific research within their respective field of theoretical investigation and professional career in the academic world, both at home and abroad. [+]

PhDs in Linguistics. Languages: German, French Profile of the graduate The instruction to graduates of the PhD program in German and French philosophy is focused on their independent scientific research within their respective field of theoretical investigation and professional career in the academic world, both at home and abroad. The instruction leads to mastering the necessary academic procedures, such as obtaining grants, building research teams, organizing conferences, foreign study visits and research fellowships, application of research outputs, leading seminars, presenting lectures, etc. Apart from this preparation for further research and pedagogical activity, the program provides prerequisites for employment within European political and cultural institutions. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 [-]

English Language

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

The Department of English Literature offers a PhD program in English Language. This program offers students opportunities to critically examine the English Language as lingua franca exploring issues of multilingual and multicultural significance related to the historical context of the English Language as a global tongue. [+]

The Department of English Literature offers a PhD program in English Language. This program offers students opportunities to critically examine the English Language as lingua franca exploring issues of multilingual and multicultural significance related to the historical context of the English Language as a global tongue. Students are also expected to study language theories separately or apply them to literary/cultural texts. The program aims to provide PhD candidates with a broad knowledge in the field of English language studies including writing / reading theories and stylistics emphasizing students’ academic and professional potential. Students will be trained to conduct innovative scholarly and critical work in different language contexts in order to prepare them for future careers in a huge job market which requires distinction and excellence in language skills. Our faculty have been trained at premier research institutions throughout North America and Europe and are accomplished teachers and scholars. Doctoral students are supervised and supported from the beginning of the program, through thesis development, to dissertation defense and beyond. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours: minimum 54 hours [-]

Arabic Literature and Criticism

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. [+]

PhDs in Linguistics. The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. The program will focus on scientific research, knowledge and modern new theories in its two tracks: 1- language and syntax 2 - literature and literary criticism. This will be in accordance with the UAE University’s goal as a scientific research university. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours [-]

PhD in Mathematical Linguistics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Postgraduate students are provided with theoretical knowledge from computational, formal and general linguistics. [+]

Postgraduate students are provided with theoretical knowledge from computational, formal and general linguistics. He/she is ready to use current methods applied in natural language processing and has abilities for their further original development. The postgraduate students are trained in specific knowledge based on a particular domain of language, on the methods and systems used there. The postgraduates will find their employment in corporations and firms applying natural language processing in Czech Republic as well as abroad. They are supposed to participate both at basic and applied research connected with the development of language technologies, in the managment and services for such systems, as well as at teaching activities. Tuition Fee: 6000€ [-]

PhD in English and American Literature

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduates are highly qualified specialists in literary and cultural studies focused on English-speaking countries. [+]

PhDs in Linguistics. The graduates are highly qualified specialists in literary and cultural studies focused on English-speaking countries. They have a good command of theoretical and methodological approaches, are able to conduct independent research and to teach literary and cultural history of the United Kingdom, USA, Ireland and other English-speaking countries at tertiary level. They can participate in team research projects and work in international research teams. Czech graduates have a good command of the terminology and style of the discipline in their mother tongue and possess basic knowledge of the reception of Anglophone literatures in Czech culture. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the maximum number of students admitted to the respective programme (refer to the Admission Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual degree programmes); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes last in the ranking of admissions. In programmes offered in both the full-time and combined forms, the maximum number of admissions is defined as a total number to be shared by both forms. Applicants cannot be admitted without supplying, no later than on the enrolment day, evidence of their prior education. [-]

PhD in Translation Studies

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The Ph.D. graduate in Translatology is able to conduct independent scientific and research work; he/she is capable of presenting the research results in three languages to a specialised audience and to engage in a technical discussion in these languages. [+]

Languages: English, French The Ph.D. graduate in Translatology is able to conduct independent scientific and research work; he/she is capable of presenting the research results in three languages to a specialised audience and to engage in a technical discussion in these languages. In his/her dissertation and other publications or public presentations the graduate has proven the ability to conduct independent scientific and research work. The graduate has been trained for independent scientific and research work, for a career as a tertiary level teacher of translation, interpreting and translatology subjects, as an expert assessor of translation and interpreting performance (e.g. court expert), or in the development of new technologies used in translation and interpreting. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the maximum number of students admitted to the respective programme (refer to the Admission Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual degree programmes); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes last in the ranking of admissions. In programmes offered in both the full-time and combined forms, the maximum number of admissions is defined as a total number to be shared by both forms. Applicants cannot be admitted without supplying, no later than on the enrolment day, evidence of their prior education. [-]

English Literature and Criticism

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

The Department of English offers a PhD program in English Literature and Criticism. This program offers students a variety of opportunities to study in all major areas of British and American literatures including prose, poetry, fiction, short story and drama starting from the Renaissance up to post-colonial / post-modern literature. [+]

PhDs in Linguistics. The Department of English offers a PhD program in English Literature and Criticism. This program offers students a variety of opportunities to study in all major areas of British and American literatures including prose, poetry, fiction, short story and drama starting from the Renaissance up to post-colonial / post-modern literature. The program also includes other areas of studies such as comparative literature, world literature in English translations and critical theories applied to award-winning literary texts. On the academic paradigm, the PhD program is designed to offer a comprehensive and intellectually challenging program for students who desire to be writers, proof-readers, critics , literary scholars, university professors, and professional leaders. Upon completion of the minimal course requirements, students are expected to receive a broad knowledge of English literature, Criticism, and Theory. Our faculty have been trained at premier research institutions throughout North America and Europe and are accomplished teachers and scholars. Doctoral students are supervised and supported from the beginning of the program, through thesis development, to dissertation defense and beyond. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours [-]

Arabic Language

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. [+]

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. The program will focus on scientific research, knowledge and modern new theories in its two tracks: 1- language and syntax 2- literature and literary criticism. This will be in accordance with the UAE University’s goal as a scientific research university. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours: minimum 54 hours [-]

PhD in Media and Communications

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. [+]

PhDs in Linguistics. Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Media and Communication (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle ( Doctorate) Language of Instruction: The programme is offered in both English and Greek. Mode of Study: Full time / Part time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. The Department aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for postgraduate research, to support the development of research and presentation skills, and to respond to the academic needs of our students. We create opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and we pride ourselves on helping our students to extend their professional networks by organizing conferences, seminars and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community. The members of the Department of Communications are actively engaged in challenging projects and publications, and in a broad range of extracurricular activities such as: creative media projects, organization of media related festivals and other cultural events; professional training and consultancies in a variety of fields such as Media Literacy and Education, Digital Media and Learning, Film Policy, Community Media, Transmedia and Digital Storytelling and Social Media Management. Prospective PhD students are welcome to approach the Department at any time in the academic year. You are strongly advised to contact the Doctoral Degree Coordinator before making a formal application. This helps us to ensure that we can offer you the best support and put you in contact with the member of the Department who has the expertise to help and guide you. Dr. Costas Constandinides Department of Communications Doctoral Degree Coordinator Career Prospects: People who complete successfully the doctoral programme will be able to: Work as Research Faculty Members in tertiary education institutions. Exercise a leadership role in the media, e.g. the industry or the academic world. Be appointed as high officials in various departments/services of Ministries associated with the function and contribution of the media to social and cultural development. Exercise an administrative and/or supervisory role in public or private institutions of higher education, in research centers or in consulting units. Graduation Requirements The programme extends over three academic years, that is 6 semesters in all. Learning Outcomes To give the student deep knowledge of the new trends (subject-and research-wise) of the concentration s/he selected. To enable the student to plan and bring to closure large-scale research and, therefore, to generate new knowledge and thus contribute to the further development of the sciences in media practice and media education. To enable the student to understand the problems associated with advancements in media and communication, deriving from social and technological developments. To prepare the students to act as agents of change in their work environment. To prepare the students to undertake and exercise successfully leadership role(s) in the area of their concentration/work environment [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Linguistics

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge and skills required of a well-rounded researcher. [+]

Research Degrees in Linguistics The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge and skills required of a well-rounded researcher. Supervision is offered in theoretical, descriptive and comparative linguistics, translation and language pedagogy. Depending on the research topic, it may also be possible to arrange joint supervision with specialists in other departments. Research in the department Research interests of the faculty are wide-ranging and span the world's languages, from Chinese to Arabic, Swahili to Korean, Mongolian to Japanese. This focus on Asian and African languages, combined with the unparalleled access to the considerable language and regional expertise of other SOAS researchers constitutes a unique resource for the study of theoretical, comparative and descriptive linguistics, language documentation and description, language pedagogy and translation. Some recent research theses Mahmoud Fathulla Ahmad – The Tense and Aspect System in Kurdish Najat Benchiba: A structural analysis of Moroccan Arabic and English intra-sentential code switching Kay Johnson: Static spatial expression in Ske – an Oceanic language of Vanuatu Judith Nakayiza: The sociolinguistics of multilingualism in Uganda Ian Pickett – Some Aspects of Dialect Variation Among the Nomads in Syria and Lebanon Some current PhD topics The political manipulation of translation and the role of translation in affecting the political field Object properties and object marking in Makhuwa Valency changing operations in Chimane A grammar of Sekpele The PhD programme in Linguistics is a rigorous, structured training programme with different activities and requirements taking place throughout the period of the programme. All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD registration takes place at the end of the first academic session for full time students (or at the end of the second academic session for part time students). All new MPhil/PhD students are provided with a supervisory committee of three members, comprising a main or primary supervisor, and a second and third supervisor. The split in time commitment across the supervisory committee is 60:25:15. In the first year students are expected to meet their main supervisor on a bi-weekly basis for a period of at least one hour. The student’s primary supervisor is always a member of the Department in which the student is registered. The second and third supervisors, who act in a supplementary advisory capacity, may be from the same Department, or other Departments/Centres in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures or in Departments/Centres in the other Faculties of the School. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. [+]

PhDs in Linguistics. Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. Academic Staff and their Research Areas Professor Stephen H Dodd BA (Oxon) MA PhD (Columbia) Admissions Tutor – Japanese Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in representations of the native place (furusato), gender/sexuality and modernity Professor Andrew Gerstle BA (Columbia) MA (Waseda) PhD (Harvard) Japanese literature, drama and thought, primarily of the Tokugawa period, with particular interest in Bunraku and Kabuki theatre and the plays of Chikamatsu Dr Anders Karlsson MA PhD (Stockholm) Research Tutor – Korean (Term 2) Korean language; literature and society; history of 19th century Korea Dr Griseldis Kirsch MA PhD (Trier) Lecturer in Contemporary Japanese Culture Contemporary Japanese culture, with particular interest in Japanese visual media and popular culture Dr Grace Koh BA (American Univ. Paris) MST, DPhil (Oxford) Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature Dr Owen Miller BA MA PhD (London) Research Tutor – Korean (Terms 1 and 3) Social and economic history of late 19th and early 20th century Korea; urban history; Korean nationalist and Marxist historiographies; economic history of North Korea Dr Barbara Pizziconi BA (Rome) MA (Tokyo Univ. Foreign Languages) PhD (Naples) Japanese applied linguistics; language teaching methodology; second language acquisition with emphasis on pragmatic aspects; linguistic politeness Dr Nana Sato-Rossberg History of Translation Studies in Japan, Intergeneric translations (manga to film), Translation of oral narratives or orality, Cultural translation, The relationship between translation and power Dr Isolde Standish BA (Ballarat) BA, PhD (London) Reader in Film and Media Studies Japanese and Korean cinema Professor Jae Hoon Yeon BA MA (Seoul) PhD (London) Head of Department Korean language and linguistics, especially morphosyntax and linguistic typology; structure and history of Korean language; Korean language teaching and translation; modern Korean literature [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. The Centre has developed its own MPhil training programme which will enable research students to be registered in the Centre rather than in specific regional Departments or those of other disciplines. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge with specific reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but also to literatures written in European languages. [+]

Research Degrees in Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. The Centre has developed its own MPhil training programme which will enable research students to be registered in the Centre rather than in specific regional Departments or those of other disciplines. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge with specific reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but also to literatures written in European languages. Prospective research students will have the unique opportunity to work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, theoretical and critical, supervised according to the expertise of a wide range of academic staff across the Faculty and SOAS. A research degree in Comparative Literature (Asia/Africa/the Near and Middle East), Cultural Studies (Asia/Africa/The Middle East) or Postcolonial Studies (Asia/Africa/The Near and Middle East) normally takes three years, or up to a maximum of four years should periods of fieldwork/research and material collection be required. Part-time registration is also possible. Programme Structure Research will be guided throughout by a research committee of three core CCLPS members, consisting of one primary supervisor (core CCLPS Faculty of Languages and Cultures member) and two supporting supervisors in an advisory capacity (CCLPS core or SOAS members). Depending on the nature of the research joint supervision is sometimes recommended, under the direction of two supervisors. In the first year, students prepare for research by following an MPhil training programme convened by the Chair of the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies. Students will also be strongly encouraged to attend the core theory courses in the three disciplines, the other elements being agreed between the student, the Research Tutor (a member of the CCLPS Steering Committee) and the supervisor(s). Optional elements may consist of specialist disciplinary, language or regional culture courses, attendance of which can be agreed between the student and the supervisory committee. MPhil students are required to attend the CCLPS Weekly Research Training Seminar (details below) and a generic research methods course offered within the Faculty of Languages and Cultures, convened by the Associate Dean for Research. The generic research methods training includes courses offered by the Academic Development Directorate (ADD) and the SOAS Library. Doctoral School website also offers information on research training across London higher education institutions. MPhil/PhD students are in addition expected to attend regularly the Centre’s seminar series, lectures, conferences and the CCLPS Postgraduate Annual Conference which started in June 2012 and is annually organised by the CCLPS Ph.D. community. All details of CCLPS events will be available on the SOAS CCLPS website. Third and Final Year CCLPS Ph.D. students are asked to present their research projects in the CCLPS seminars and lecture series as that constitute an important element of their professional training. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Chinese and Inner Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on such diverse topics as colour symbolism in ancient Chinese texts, Chinese cinema, and Chinese Braille systems, and translation studies). If necessary, arrangements can be made for joint supervision with teachers from other departments of SOAS. Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive materials in the languages of the area and/or on fieldwork conducted in those languages. [+]

PhDs in Linguistics. Research Degrees in Chinese and Inner Asian Studies The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on such diverse topics as colour symbolism in ancient Chinese texts, Chinese cinema, and Chinese Braille systems, and translation studies). If necessary, arrangements can be made for joint supervision with teachers from other departments of SOAS. Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive materials in the languages of the area and/or on fieldwork conducted in those languages. Our alumni are to be found in academic and government posts, journalism and other media, museums, art galleries, aid agencies, libraries, charities, medicine, and large and small businesses of many kinds all over the world, and a large number of them work in the area or in the cultural field of their studies. Some Recent Research Theses Eddie Bertozzi - One Step Forward into Reality - Transvergent Reconfigurations of the Jishizhuyi Style in Contemporary Chinese Cinema Katherine Foster - Child of Sorrow: Children and Childhood in Late Twentieth Century Chinese Fiction Jung Eun Jo - Analysis of the Discourse on Music of the Lüshi chunqiu mainly in comparison with the "Yuelun" chapter of the Xunzi Yin-Chen Kang - The Formation of Classical Taiwanese Theatre: 1900 - 1930 Wing Sze Kaby Kung - From Feminism to Postfeminism: A Feminist Study of the Works by Hong Ying and Li Bihua Hing Fong Camilla Lai - Yang Weizhen’s Iron Style Poems on History Yun-Chung Li - Monk Poetry as External Learning in the Middle and Late Tang, exemplified by the poetry and lives of Guanxiu and Qiji Alastair Morrison - 'Farewell to History': New Historical Fiction's Alternative Vision of the 20th century China Christopher Rosenmeier - Shanghai Avant-Garde: The Fiction of Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, Xu Xu and Wumingshi Yiming Shen - Chinese Islamic text studies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: A case study of Chinese translations of Jāmī’s Persian Sufi prose Academic Staff and their Research Areas Dr Cosima Bruno BA(VENICE) PHD(LONDON) Contemporary Chinese literature; translation studies Dr Rossella Ferrari BA(VENICE) MA PHD(LONDON) Contemporary Chinese drama and film; theory and practice of the avant-garde; transnational Chinese culture Professor Bernhard Fuehrer BA(NATIONAL TAIWAN) PHD(VIENNA) Classical Chinese philology, rhetoric, philosophy and literature; the history of Sinology in Europe; reception of the canon with specific reference to the Analects Professor Michel Hockx DRS PHD(LEIDEN) Modern Chinese literature and language; Chinese writers and writings from the late imperial and republican periods, with emphasis on modern poetry and on the sociology of modern Chinese literature Dr Andrew H-B Lo MA PHD(PRINCETON) Chinese language (Cantonese and Mandarin); fiction and prose from the Ming-Qing periods; cultural activities of Ming and Qing scholars, especially games Dr Xiaoning Lu BA (Nanjing), MA (Fudan), PhD (Stony Brook) Chinese-language cinemas, film history and criticism, global socialist culture, and Chinese popular culture. Dr Tian Yuan Tan BA MA(NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE) PHD(HARVARD) Pre-modern Chinese literature, with emphasis on drama, songs, and fiction in the later dynasties; Chinese literary history and historiography; court theatre and performance; popular literature and culture. [-]