Doctorate Degrees in Literature

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A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is a postgraduate degree that is offered in many different disciplines, both in the humanities as well as in the sciences. Students will need to study extensively for at least four years, as well as complete a thesis or dissertation, in order to successfully complete the program.

What is a PhD in Literature? A doctorate degree in this discipline allows for more in-depth study of written works, typically around some sort of specialization. One may specialize in a genre, a time period, a particular literary movement, a country or geographical area, or combine study of literature with another discipline such as religion and its relationship with literature. It is a degree that can allow students a wide scope to study what really interests them.

A PhD in Literature offers much more than simply an understanding of a specific area of writing. Literature is really a study of people and how they express the ideas that are important to them. It’s a way of understanding others in general and can enhance one’s ability to interact within a community.

The cost of achieving this degree will depend on which program you choose and where in the world the institution is located. Choosing an online course of study can be a good way to reduce your costs.

One of the main things that people do with this degree, of course, is teach. Those who have writing ability themselves can use it to increase their chances of landing jobs in journalism, public relations, publishing and communications. Depending on the specialization chosen, there may also be possibilities in historical or cultural societies. Consulting companies also sometimes hire doctoral graduates.

A doctorate degree in literature can open more doors than you may have thought. To find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in South East Asian Studies

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

The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their literatures, cinemas and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. It is a flourishing and friendly Department with close links to recent alumni. [+]

PhDs in Literature. Research Degrees in South East Asian Studies The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their literatures, cinemas and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. It is a flourishing and friendly Department with close links to recent alumni. The research interests of the Department’s members include: classical Malay literature; modern literature in Malay, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese; Islam in South East Asia; language pedagogy; phonetics; gender studies; oral literature and folklore; cinema in South East Asia; and translation. These interests are increasingly reflected in the kind of work that is undertaken by the Department’s current doctoral researchers. A full research training programme is provided at Faculty level, in addition to the close attention each doctoral researcher receives from his or her supervisor. MPhil/PhD students admitted to the Department receive research training in the Faculty-wide first year research training seminar and are also encouraged to participate in discipline-specific training offered by the Faculty Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) and research skills training coordinated via the Doctoral School. The Department provides supervision for both full-time and part-time doctoral researchers undertaking supervised research in a wide range of South East Asian languages and literatures. Theses completed in recent years have included topics in traditional Lao literature, contemporary Thai fiction, the syntax of spoken Mon, the shadow play in Bali, Malay oral literature, schoolbooks in colonial Burma, pre-Angkor Cambodia and political literature in Vietnam. Under the regulations of SOAS, University of London, all doctoral researchers register initially for an MPhil: they may transfer to PhD after completing one year, if they wish and subject to approval by the School, which requires evidence that the candidate’s work is achieving the standard required. The minimum duration for full-time doctoral researchers is two years for the MPhil and three years for the PhD. Part-time doctoral researchers normally take twice as long to complete their studies. When their research is completed, candidates submit a thesis to the examiners, and then attend a viva voce examination. Applicants for postgraduate degrees must have a good command of the language of their field of study, and should normally have a good first degree in the appropriate subject, but students with other qualifications and experience may also be eligible, and applications from mature students are particularly welcome. If necessary for the development of their chosen subject, doctoral researchers will be expected to have or acquire an adequate reading knowledge of Dutch and/or French. All potential applicants are strongly advised to consult the Department before they apply. More general queries should be directed to the Department Research Tutor or to the Doctoral School. Academic Staff and Their Research Areas Dr Ben Murtagh BA MA(LONDON) PHD (LONDON) Head of Department Traditional Malay and modern Indonesian literature; history of Indonesia; film in Indonesia and Malaysia; gender and sexuality in Indonesia Dr Rachel Harrison BA PHD(LONDON) Modern literary, cultural, film and gender studies with reference to Thailand; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; Western cinema set in South East Asia Dr Dana Healy PHD(PRAGUE) Admissions Tutor Vietnamese language and literature, language teaching; folk literature, modern poetry, theatre, art Dr David A Smyth BA PHD(LONDON) The Thai novel; Thai literary historiography; Thai language; modern Thai history; language teaching Dr Justin Watkins BA(LEEDS) MA PHD(LONDON) Burmese language and literature; Khmer language; Mon-khmer and Tibeto-Burman languages; phonetics; computer lexicography. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in South Asian Studies

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

SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history and postcolonial studies. [+]

Research Degrees in South Asian Studies Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history and postcolonial studies. The Department has two ERC grants: Francesca Orsini for the comparative study of the multilingual literary histories of North India, the Maghreb, and the Horn of Africa; while James Mallinson has one entitled “The Hatha Yoga Project: Mapping traditions of transnational physical yoga practice through philology and ethnography”. Amina Yaqin’s current research projects include a collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Pakistan and the University of East London for the ‘Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue’ research project funded by the RCUK. This follows on from an earlier AHRC funded international research network, ‘Framing Muslims’. Rachel Dwyer is CI on an AHRC funded International Network with the University of Leeds: Soft Power, Cinema and the BRICS. The Department welcomes applications for the degrees of PhD on any topic related to the research interests and disciplines of the Department’s research-active staff. Prospective candidates should consult the details of the various staff members’ research areas and adapt their proposal accordingly. These presently include, but are not limited to: Indian film and screen studies; diaspora studies; postcolonial literature; literary studies associated with Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, and Sanskrit; classical Hinduism; feminism; translation; current representations of Muslims; and the politics of Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan. Broader topics can be accommodated through joint supervision with colleagues in other Departments and Centres. A full research training programme is provided at Faculty level, in addition to the close attention each doctoral researcher receives from his or her supervisor. MPhil/PhD researchers admitted to the Department receive research training in the Faculty-wide first year research training seminar and are also encouraged to participate in discipline-specific training offered by the Faculty Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) and research skills training coordinated via the Doctoral School. Under the regulations of SOAS, University of London, all doctoral researchers register initially for an MPhil: they may transfer to PhD after completing one year, if they wish and subject to approval by the School, which requires evidence that the candidate’s work is achieving the standard required. The minimum duration for full-time doctoral researchers is two years for the MPhil and three years for the PhD. Part-time researchers normally take twice as long to complete their studies. When their research is completed, candidates submit a thesis to the examiners, and then attend a viva voce examination. A list of both current and recently completed PhD projects can be consulted, and a list of current staff members and their research interests are available Would-be candidates are strongly encouraged to make initial contact with a prospective supervisor in the first instance, and well in advance of submitting their application, to discuss their proposed research. More general queries should be directed to the Department Research Tutor or to the Doctoral School. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Near and Middle Eastern Studies

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

Please check the list of the staff of the Department provides information on the main areas of teaching and research, and supervision for research students can be provided across this wide range. [+]

PhDs in Literature. Research Degrees in Near and Middle Eastern Studies The list of the staff of the Department provides information on the main areas of teaching and research, and supervision for research students can be provided across this wide range. Some Recent Research Theses Siba Aldabbagh Word and Image in Visual Art and Poetry from the Arab World Charis Bredin Creaturely Encounters: Animals in the Libyan literary imaginary Izabella Czyzewska How to Pray to Hittite Gods: A Semantic andContextual Analysis of Hittite Prayer Terminology with the New Editions of Selected Prayers of Muršili II Maria De Cillis The Discourse of Compromise: Theoretical Constructs of Free Will and Predestination in the Works of Avicenna, Ghazālī and Ibn ʿArabī. Jacob Eriksson Swedish mediation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a study of the utility of small-state mediation and Track II diplomacy. Benjamin Geer Priests of the Nation: Nationalism and Power in Modern Egyptian Literature and Cinema. Alyn D. Hine Russian Literature in the Works of Mikhail Nu'ayma Christie Johnson Authorship in Kitab al-aghani: production, reception, subjectivit Walid Khazendar Place in the Making: A Study on Image-Making in Early Arabic Poetry. Maha Abdel Megeed Muwaylihi's Isa ibn Hisham: Between 18th-Century Revival and 19th-Century Neoclassical Renaissance Krikor Moskofian Literature and Survival: Literary Criticism and the Construction of Cultural Identity in Armenian Printed Press of Diaspora 1919-1928. Khadiga Musa A Critical Edition of a Twelve/Eighteenth Century Manuscript on Legal Maxims: ‘Umdat al-Nazir fi’l-Ashbāh wa’l-Naẓā`ir. Laetitia Nanquette The Eye Sees Not Itself: Images of France and Iran Through Their Literatures (1979-2009). Hany Rashwan Literariness and aesthetics in ancient Egyptian literature: towards an Arabic-based critical approach - Jinās as a case study. Luis Siddall The reign of Adad-narari III. Ludek Vacín Shulgi of Ur: Life, Deeds, Ideology and Legacy of a Mesopotamian Ruler as Reflected Primarily in Literary Texts. Lisa Wilhelmi The Akkadian of Boğazköy Academic Staff and their Research Areas Professor Muhammad A S Abdel Haleem BA (Cairo) PHD (Cantab) FCIL (London) Qur’an, Hadith, Tafsir; Islam in society; classical and modern Arabic literature Dr George Dedes BA MA PhD (Harvard) Early Anatolian Turkish; Ottoman language and literature; Ottoman history; Turkish-Greek relations; modern Turkish culture Dr Ayman El-Desouky BA (American Univ. Cairo) MA PhD (Austin, Texas) Comparative literature, 19th and 20th-century Arabic literature, hermeneutics, modern philosophy and theory Professor Andrew R George BA PhD (Birmingham) FBA Cuneiform and Ancient Mesopotamian studies Dr Marlé Hammond BA MA PhD (Columbia University) Classical and Modern Arabic Literature and Poetics; Egyptian and Arabic Cinemas; Women's Writing; Folkloric Narrative Professor Hugh Kennedy PhD (Cantab) Medieval history of Arabic-speaking lands Dr Karima Laachir BA (Abdelmalek Essadi University, Tetouan Morocco) MA PhD (Leeds) PGCHE (Birmingham) Comparative postcolonial literature (Arabophone, Francophone and Anglophone), Arabic popular culture, Diasporic cultural productions,literature of the North African diaspora (Beur), exclusion of ethnic minorities in Europe with a specific focus on France, postcolonialism and colonial legacies, Islam and Islamophobia. Dr Chris Lucas BA (SOAS) MA PhD (Cantab) Grammatical change and the interface between syntax, semantics and pragmatics in Arabic and other Afro-Asiatic languages, and in English and other (Indo-)European languages. Dr Nima Mina BA (Marburg) MMus PhD (Montreal) Classical and Modern Persian literature, Orientalism in 18th-20thcentury Europe, Middle Eastern minority writers in Europe, Diaspora studies, music performance, translation studies Professor Wen-Chin Ouyang BA BEd (Tripoli) MA MPhil PhD (Columbia University) Classical and modern Arabic literature, The 1001 Nights and Arabic Popular Epics, Classical and modern Arabic Critical thought and theory, Networks of Circulation and World Literature, Semiotics of the Visual Dr Mustafa Shah BA PhD (London) The early Arabic linguistic tradition; classical Islamic theology and jurisprudence Dr Ayman Shihadeh BA (London) MSt (Oxon) DPhil (Oxon) Arabic philosophy; Islamic theology; ethical theory in Islam; Arabic paleography and codicology Professor Stefan Sperl BA (Oxon) PhD (London) Classical Arabic literature, medieval Arabic popular literature; court poetry and oral literature; refugee studies Dr Yair Wallach BSc MA PhD (University of London) Culture, Society and History of modern Israel/Palestine; Visual and Material Culture; Urban Studies; Israel-Palestine Conflict Dr Mark Weeden Hittite, Akkadian language and literature in Syria [-]

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 Literature. 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. [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in African Studies

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

Supervision is provided for research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees within the broad general area of African studies. Research topics such as the study of a language (from a descriptive, comparative, philological or textual point of view), or of literature (whether author-based, thematic or comparative), or of any of the performing arts, which falls within our own core expertise, are supervised entirely in the Department. However, there is great potential for extending the range of topics by means of joint supervision with colleagues from other departments and centres. [+]

Research Degrees in African Studies Supervision is provided for research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees within the broad general area of African studies. Research topics such as the study of a language (from a descriptive, comparative, philological or textual point of view), or of literature (whether author-based, thematic or comparative), or of any of the performing arts, which falls within our own core expertise, are supervised entirely in the Department. However, there is great potential for extending the range of topics by means of joint supervision with colleagues from other departments and centres. Some Recent Research Theses Lizzy Attree, ‘The Literary Response to HIV and AIDS in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1990-2005’ Mark Brogden, 'The Culture of Exploration: British Expeditions to Northern Nigeria 1822–1827' Zoë Norridge, ‘Perceptions of Pain: Narratives of Hurt and Healing in Contemporary African Literature’ Betty Sibongile Dlamini, 'Women and Theatre for Development in Swaziland' Academic Staff and their Research Areas Dr Lindiwe Dovey BA(Harvard) PHD(Cantab) African film and video; literary adaptation in Africa; filmic mediations of African performance arts (music, dance, theatre); contemporary film theory and ‘World Cinema’; representations of exile, immigration and violence; structures of African film production, distribution, and exhibition; African film festivals. Dr Kai Easton BA(Gettysburg) MA PHD(London) Colonial and postcolonial studies; South African literature (the Cape, Wicomb, Coetzee); gender and the cultures of travel; Indian Ocean diasporas; intertextuality; fiction, history, and autobiography. Professor Graham Furniss BA PHD(London) African language literature; comparative African literature; Hausa language, linguistics and literature. Dr Chege Githiora BA(Mexico) PHD(Michigan) Swahili and Gikuyu language, linguistics; Translation and Lexicography; African Diaspora Studies. Professor Philip J Jaggar BA MPHIL(London) MA PHD(UCLA) Hausa language and linguistics; comparative Chadic Dr Lutz Marten MA PHD(London) Bantu languages and linguistics, Herero, Swahili, syntax, semantics, pragmatics Professor Jeff Opland BA, BSc, MA, PhD (Cape Town) Folklore and oral literature; African praise poetry; the history of Xhosa literature Dr Martin Orwin BA PHD(London) Somali and Amharic language and literature; metrics; phonology Dr Kwadwo Osei-Nyame BA(Ghana) DPHIL(Oxon) Post-colonial writing with special reference to anglophone and francophone African American writing; comparative national literatures Dr Akin Oyètádé BA(IFE) DIPLING PHD(London) Yoruba language and literature; Yoruba culture and linguistics with special reference to phonology; Yoruba in the diaspora Dr Alena Rettová PHD(Charles University, Prague) Swahili literature; African philosophy; Afrophone philosophical discourses; literatures in African languages. [-]

Ph.D. in Language and Literacy

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Part time 6 semesters September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program prepares you to act as a literacy leader who understands theoretical and instructional models of literacy, recognizes new literacy trends in our digital age, services literacy acquisition, development and instruction, and fosters systemic change in your organization and community. [+]

PhDs in Literature. The Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program prepares you to act as a literacy leader who understands theoretical and instructional models of literacy, recognizes new literacy trends in our digital age, services literacy acquisition, development and instruction, and fosters systemic change in your organization and community. The Doctorate in Language and Literacy program is designed for educators, professionals and researchers with a background and/or interest in literacy, curriculum and instruction, speech and language or a related field. Faculty members integrate their collective expertise in Reading, Curriculum and Instruction, Writing, Special Education, and Speech and Language Pathology in the design and delivery of our innovative program. Successful completion of the program may result in Reading Teacher (license #316) and Reading Specialist (license #17) certification from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). This may require additional coursework depending upon your prior experience, and is subject to approval by the Wisconsin DPI. Courses EDL 703 - Research Seminar A EDL 706 - Theoretical Models of Literature and Language EDL 709 - Qualitative Methodology and Design EDL 712 - Current Issues in Assessment EDL 715 - Literacy and Language Symposium EDL 716 - Research in Child Language Disorders Symposium EDL 717 - Literacy and Language Symposium EDL 720 - Writing Theory, Practice and Assessment EDL 722 - Instructional Models of Literacy and Language EDL 726 - Research Seminar B EDL 731 - Quantitative/Experimental Research Methodology/Design EDL 736 - Mixed Methods Research Methodology/Design EDL 740 - Comprehension EDL 746 - Socio-Cultural Theories EDL 750 - Language Acquisition EDL 752 - Determining the Dissertation Topic EDL 754 - Designing the Dissertation EDL 762 - Current Issues in Word Knowledge Degree Requirements Doctorate in Language and Literacy A student is a candidate for the doctoral degree when: All doctoral coursework has been successfully completed. All three yearly assessments of the curriculum strands have been successfully completed. The dissertation has been accepted and approved. The oral presentation has been successfully completed. All financial obligations incurred have been met. All graduate credits applied to the degree have been earned within the previous seven years at the time of graduation. [-]

PhD in English

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University's graduate program in English offers more than just the study of language and literature. Students in the program develop skills that have applications far beyond the traditional occupations of teaching and composition. [+]

PhD in English Binghamton University's graduate program in English offers more than just the study of language and literature. Students in the program develop skills that have applications far beyond the traditional occupations of teaching and composition. Effective and persuasive communicators are in demand in a number of fields, including law, marketing, communications, and journalism. Advanced study of literature and rhetoric will greatly contribute to your skill set and employability. The Creative Writing concentration can offer additional experience, and is not only for those who are pursuing a career in writing. Graduate Programs Welcome to the Graduate English program at Binghamton University. Our program has had a history of distinguished faculty and graduates in literary research, critical theory,rhetoric, and creative writing. History The English Department currently serves approximately 75 students working toward the PhD and about 30 students in progress toward the MA degree. The English Department offers opportunities for study in all major areas of British and American literatures, with strengths in American Studies, British Modernities, Critical Theory, Gender and Sexualities, Medieval Studies, Early Modern and Renaissance Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Race, Empire, and Global Diasporas, Rhetorical Discourse, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies/ Science Studies, Creative Writing. Programs Ph.D. in English with a research dissertation Ph.D. in English with creative dissertation Literature Degrees: The MA in literature stresses breadth of knowledge in literature and theory. The Ph.D. program encourages students to pursue focused interests in literary periods or movements, theoretical models and schools, or global literature. Ph.D. candidates take field exams and write dissertations on specific areas of literary, critical or theoretical interest. Creative Writing Degrees: The MA and Ph.D. programs with a creative writing concentration offer a range of workshops, readings, and visiting writers. (Visiting faculty have included Charles Johnson, Galway Kinnell, Robert Creeley, Marvin Bell, W. D. Snodgrass, and Molly Peacock.) MA-CW students take courses in literature and writing and produce a creative thesis. Ph.D. students take courses in literature and writing, complete the same field exams as literature students, and produce novels, books of poems, or books of short stories for their dissertations. Admission Students entering the Ph.D. program in English usually are expected to have an MA in English literature. This does not preclude the admission of students whose education has been in other fields. (In these exceptional cases, candidates, in consultation with the graduate director, may be asked to undertake additional study.) After completing their courses, candidates specialize in three fields of scholarly interest preparatory to field examinations and in a specific area of expertise leading to the dissertation. The English Graduate Admissions Committee admits qualified students to the Ph.D. program on the basis of their total records, including transcripts, GRE general test, recommendations, and a sample of their critical writing (10 to 20 pages). Applicants who wish to choose the creative writing option for the dissertation should so indicate on the front page of the application and should submit a portfolio of their creative work (not more than 50 pages of fiction or 25 pages of verse) in addition to the critical writing sample. The deadline for application for the fall semester to the Ph.D. program, whether or not the student wishes to be considered for financial aid, is February 15. The deadline for application for the spring semester is November 15. Doctor of Philosophy Program Requirements Program of Study In consultation with the graduate director, the student plans a program of study comprising at least eight courses and begins to determine three areas of special interest (see below under "Field Exams"). As part of their eight-course minimum, students may take up to three creative writing workshops, no more than three appropriate courses in other departments, and no more than three graded courses from the same faculty member. Students may take no more than two independent studies. One of the eight required courses must be ENG 589, Teaching of College English. Beyond the eight-course minimum, these limitations do not apply. Students must maintain at least a B+ average to remain in the program; more than one C grade normally requires dismissal. Students not in residence must register each semester to remain in good standing. PhD Field Exams Coursework is normally completed at the end of the second year of doctoral study. Students are then expected to complete three distinct field examinations by the end of the third year (though many students will begin taking these examinations earlier.) While areas acceptable as fields of study are not predefined, they must be approved by the graduate director. A field of study may be defined in various ways: e.g. by nationality and chronology, genre, topic or critical theory. Students may coordinate their fields of study so that the time spent preparing for their examinations will provide a foundation for their dissertations, as well as preparation for their professional identities. In the fourth semester of coursework, each student, in consultation with the graduate director, works with a chosen professor to define each field examination, draw up a reading list, and pursue the topic chosen. All three examinations are normally administered in the third year of study. Detailed guidelines for PhD students working on field exams are available in the English Department Graduate Office. Foreign Language All PhD candidates must demonstrate a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language at a level of competence sufficient for the understanding of scholarly and critical materials. Such competence may be demonstrated in any one of four ways: Evidence of the student having passed a certified translation exam in a graduate program at some other institution. Presenting transcript evidence of at least three years (six semesters) of college-level study of a single foreign language (we will count as two semesters each, fourth and fifth year high school study in the same language) with a grade average of B or better, completed no more than five years before admission to the PhD program at Binghamton University. Successful completion of a graduate course in a foreign language, or of a graduate course in comparative literature in which a significant portion of the work is done in a foreign language. Successful completion of a graduate proficiency workshop and examination (TRIP 707). Dissertation In the course of doctoral study, the student establishes a dissertation committee consisting of a director and two readers. The dissertation is a substantial study of some significant topic in the area of the student's professional interest, or a creative writing dissertation for those students who are admitted to the creative writing dissertation option. The student's dissertation director must formally approve, and submit to the graduate director, a written prospectus of the dissertation, or for those submitting a creative dissertation a sample of work in progress, at least one semester prior to completing the dissertation. The prospectus or the sample of creative work in progress will be shared with all members of the dissertation committee. On completion of all other requirements, the student submits a finished dissertation for approval and defends the dissertation in an oral examination. The submitted dissertation must conform to the Graduate School requirements for a dissertation, as outlined in the Graduate School Handbook. After successful completion, defense, and submission of the dissertation, the student is awarded the PhD in English. Professional Development Through their thesis and dissertation projects students become well-versed in theoretical approaches, research, and bibliography. These skills prepare a student for continued success in academia, and our distinguished faculty also provides close guidance for those seeking publication. The department publishes its own literary journal Harpur Palate, which is edited by graduate students and enjoys both domestic and international circulation. Such editorial experiences are instrument for those wishing to pursue positions in periodical review or journalism. The University also hosts conferences and workshops for creative writers, such as the popular Readers' Series, that provide a chance to interact with visiting professionals in a variety of writing fields. Literary outreach programs such as the Binghamton Poetry Project also give students an opportunity to make lasting impact in the local community. After You Graduate Recent alumni of the program have attained a number of different careers, as well as further graduate study. Destinations include many faculty positions across the country, from New York University to UC Irvine. Meanwhile several graduates have found their skills to be desired in publishing companies, or in journalism. Courses of study are highly individualized, but your faculty advisor will help you choose a path that develops your strengths and interests while also achieving a diverse cross-section of abilities. Meanwhile, the University Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development helps students to arrange resumes, prepare for interviews, and can keep them informed about opportunities and openings in their chosen fields. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research

Perdana University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

Examples of some intended fields of research would be namely Bioinformatics, Translational Medicine and Public Health. Phase I: Prerequisite Coursework; Phase II: Comprehensive Examination; Phase III: Proposal Defence; Phase IV: Independent Research and Thesis Preparation; Phase V: Thesis submission and examination. [+]

PhDs in Literature. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research RESEARCH AREA OF INTEREST Examples of some intended fields of research would be namely Bioinformatics, Translational Medicine and Public Health. Entry Requirements ACADEMIC A Master’s degree accepted by Perdana University’s Senate; or other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree that are recognized by Perdana University’s Senate. ENGLISH Students must possess a good command of the English language. Curriculum Structure Phase I: Prerequisite Coursework (if required) Phase II: Comprehensive Examination Phase III: Proposal Defence Phase IV: Independent Research and Thesis Preparation Phase V: Thesis submission and examination [-]