Doctor of Philosophy in TESOL in Europe

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A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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PhD TESOL

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

Aims and Objectives: to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in TESOL in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in TESOL ? Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time and Part time study Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: Aims and Objectives: 1. to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL; 2. to further students’ understanding and knowledge of English language teaching. 3. to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, and applied linguistics research. Career Prospects: The programme provides excellent career opportunities for those who wish to become professionals in education and English language teaching, working for educational establishments such as the Ministry of Education, public and private universities or public and private schools as academics or administrators. Graduation Requirements The student must complete the thesis and all other programme requirements. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme, students will be able to: 1. Acquire a strong theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, applied linguistics research and TESOL methodology which merit publication. 2. Conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge that contributes to theory and practice; 3. Evidence competence in the use methodologies in TESOL inquiry and exhibit skills in the use of data analysis. [-]

Doctor of Pedagogy Science

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava + 1 more

Doctor’s level scientific competence for the development of science and practice of pedagogy in the context of EU, particularly at LLU and rural areas, and particularly in Zemgale region. [+]

Doctor’s level scientific competence for the development of science and practice of pedagogy in the context of EU, particularly at LLU and rural areas, and particularly in Zemgale region. Objectives - Assure qualitative acquirement of theoretical and experimental research methodology. - Organise and promote versatile co-operation of doctoral students and academic staff, particularly team work and cross disciplinary researches. - Promote publishing of doctoral level researches and presentation of them in Latvia and abroad. - Assure conditions to improve the language of science and IT skills. - Promote scientific research of doctoral students in Latvia and abroad, e.g. participation in scientific projects, as well as running courses. - Develop fields of science of pedagogy appropriate to LLU in the research context of Latvia, Europe and the world. - Complete the Programme and defend a promotion paper (thesis) and get the doctoral degree (Dr. paed.). Study results Knowledge: know and understand: topical theoretical and empirical research methodology (topical, modern scientific theories and conceptions), scientific language/terminology, data basis of educational sciences and related ones; systemically understanding of problems and theories in the field of research; understand importance of: theoretical and practical innovations/novelties in the field of pedagogy and cross-disciplinary investigations in pedagogy, particularly abilities of scientific contribution for Zemgale region and rural communities in general. Skills: able to do theoretical and empirical investigations responsibly in cooperation with other persons involved in the investigation and studies; able to assess and choose independently appropriate research methodology; able to improve scientific competence in the frame of projects, participating and presenting results/reporting in scientific conferences, discussing in seminars, symposiums and work groups; able to develop/create new knowledge and understanding on existing knowledge and their practical usage implementing important and genuine investigation results, part of which is on the level of internationally indexed publications and gaining success appropriate to the international level of the field; able to assess responsibly the field of investigation and its results in the context of interdisciplinary research and sustainable development; able to supervise research or developmental tasks of education at work, communicate on the field of investigation and education with scientists and society in general. Competence: able to put forward innovative research ideas independently, analyse, synthesize and assess them critically in the field of pedagogy/education and interdisciplinary research context; able to carry out important scientific investigations and implement innovations responsibly, independently and critically, particularly in Zemgale region and rural communities for their sustainable development; able to publish investigation results in Latvia and abroad in internationally recognised issues, i.e. indexed issues; able to plan, structure and manage scientific projects, i.e. international ones responsibly and independently; able to supervise scientific theses, lead a team or be a team member, communicate with colleagues, scientists and society in the appropriate expert field; able to promote the development of education, science, culture and social progress in the knowledge society (particularly in rural areas) emphasizing its sustainability opportunities. Sub-branches of the science of Pedagogy at LLU: Pedagogy of School Education, Pedagogy of Fields, Pedagogy of Higher Education and Adult Pedagogy. Length of studies Full time: 3 years = 48 weeks x 3 = 144 weeks. Part time: 4 years = 36 weeks x 4 = 144 weeks. Doctoral students have rights to use two academic leaves (2 x 12 months) as well as cancel studies because of plausible reasons and to renew their studies again. Conditions of the Programme Implementation and Getting of Doctoral Degree Doctoral students work according to their individual plan considering ECTS division in study years. The students receive study plans (dates of defence and pre-defence are also included), structure of presentations in colloquiums and other documents from the Programme director and Department of Doctoral Studies. Rural social groups and/or institutions must be included in empirical research. Doctoral students write the individual plan before of each study year. The plan is approved by the scientific supervisor, director of the Programme and in academic meetings of IEHE and the Council of the Faculty of Engineering. The student submits the approved plan to the department of Doctoral studies. The students write reports of completion of the plan twice a year. Regular and collegiate reviewing of the study takes place in colloquiums. They are compulsory for every doctoral student once a year. There can be also several colloquiums in one year for one student if the student wishes and he/she needs collegiate help. The students present their study scrupulously in the colloquiums. Academic staff and other doctoral students participate there. Doctoral students evaluate their progress individually, in mutual discussions, in the discussions with academic staff and with stakeholders. As regards promotion examinations, times of taking them and commissions are written in the study plan and a student submits an application to the Department of Doctoral Studies for taking a particular examination. Evaluation is in 10 grades scale. The commission (three academic staffs), process of the examination and a final mark is written in a protocol (minutes). Doctoral students receive a certificate on completion theoretical courses and scientific research. Pre-defence of the thesis is organised in two stages because of interdisciplinary of investigations. The first one is interdepartmental meeting with participation of appropriate specialists, scientists, academic staffs and doctoral students. The meeting can be organised in the institution where the empirical study had been carried out. Two experts review the thesis. The second stage is pre-defence of the thesis with three expert reviews. The Promotion Council of Pedagogy recommends submitting the thesis to the National Scientific Qualification Commission. Submission and defence of the thesis are according to: The Regulations and Criteria of Giving the Doctoral Scientific Degree (promotion) (The Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers Nr. 1001, 27.12.2005.), The Regulation of LLU Promotion Council (LLU Senate’s decision 12.04.2006.), approved and prolonged LLU Promotion Council of Pedagogy (Rector’s instructions 05.02.2009, Nr. 04-65 and 26.04.2010, Nr. 04-196). After successful defence of thesis and award of the degree (Dr. paed.) the rector of the University signs a regulation on giving a diploma. The diploma is signed by the rector and head of the Promotion Council. The diploma is awarded in the meeting of LLU Convent in December. [-]

PhD in TESOL Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

New for 2016, the PhD in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Research is a unique programme, offered at the University of Stirling. This ground-breaking programme will develop your research skills to a professional level, which is characteristic of a PhD degree, and support your learning through seven modules, a feature of taught doctorates. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in TESOL in Europe 2017. New for 2016, the PhD in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Research is a unique programme, offered at the University of Stirling. This ground-breaking programme will develop your research skills to a professional level, which is characteristic of a PhD degree, and support your learning through seven modules, a feature of taught doctorates. During your time at Stirling, your learning will be facilitated by tutors who have extensive expertise in TESOL, research methods and/or educational theories. This is a novel PhD programme across the UK, which is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. If you are interested in investigating language use, teaching and/or learning, this PhD programme will be of interest to you. The PhD will challenge the boundaries of your academic knowledge and will be a rewarding experience both personally and professionally. Is a PhD in TESOL Research for me? This program will appeal to you should you wish to develop your research skills and to become an autonomous researcher. Our PhD in TESOL Research will provide you with an opportunity to go beyond what would be required from a Master’s of Research (MRes) and an Educational Doctorate (EdD) in that you will produce a more substantial 60,000-word thesis. Before embarking on your thesis investigation, the program will foster your research skill development through seven taught modules on TESOL, research methods and educational theories. This academic support is one of the key differences between the University of Stirling’s PhD in TESOL Research and other comparable PhD programs currently on offer in the UK. By attaining a PhD you will achieve something significant. This qualification will mark you out as an expert researcher in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. You will achieve new skills in understanding complex matters, sharpen your problem solving abilities, increase your confidence as a researcher and expand your knowledge of the field while also enjoying the PhD experience, which is an often overlooked aspect of the process. The academic environment at Stirling will not only give you freedom and challenges, but it will also provide you with numerous chances for intellectual debate with fellow experts. Your PhD journey will shape your future like no other qualification – academically, professionally and personally. TOP Reasons To Study With Us Educational research has a long and much admired history at the University of Stirling. In The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Education had the highest quality of research outputs of any Scottish University, with 100% of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent. You will make an original contribution to scholarship and will be awarded the title of PhD in TESOL Research, a unique qualification that highlights your thorough knowledge in this area. You will be affiliated with Education within the Faculty of Social Sciences, an excitingly vibrant academic division, which is consistently ranked within the top 10 in the UK across all ranking tables. Because of the distinctive design of this PhD programme, you will be supported in your knowledge/research development process from the very start of your studies. You will benefit from a flexible programme delivered intensively (mostly on Fridays), allowing you to read and research extensively. Course objectives This unique PhD programme provides you with an ideal opportunity to develop your knowledge and research skills in TESOL in a multicultural environment. It will be of interest to those who have a background in Languages, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field as well as to language teaching practitioners who have a keen interest in research. As a student on the programme, you will have the chance to investigate a topic of your choice in a systematic and thorough way. You will have access to numerous options for further development offered by the Stirling Graduate School and by the Faculty of Social Sciences. TESOL students are also invited to our reading group meetings as well as to our English Language Teaching and Research (ELTR) events, which are delivered by leading researchers/professionals. On completion, you will be a well-rounded professional researcher who has knowledge of the wider educational field, is proficient in the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods, has the skills needed to research any area within TESOL, and is able to make a contribution to scholarly knowledge and professional practice. What makes us different? ... [-]