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A PhD can build on previous education by advancing a student’s knowledge to the level of expert. Programs tend to be flexible and can take at least one to four years to complete. Students typically design their courses so they can complete this degree with a specialized knowledge that can launch their career in the job market. What is a PhD in English Studies? This degree takes the building… Read more

A PhD can build on previous education by advancing a student’s knowledge to the level of expert. Programs tend to be flexible and can take at least one to four years to complete. Students typically design their courses so they can complete this degree with a specialized knowledge that can launch their career in the job market.

What is a PhD in English Studies? This degree takes the building blocks of previous studies in English so that students can become specialized in a topic. They often work closely with advisors and committees to develop that topic through extensive research. Examples of specializations include language and literature, cross-cultural studies, language teaching, or media. Students can also learn to develop literary criticism techniques and gain a contextual understanding of their concentration. Universities usually require PhD candidates to teach other students as part of their training.

Students who pursue this degree can build on their skill set to learn new skills that they can use in their personal or professional lives. Aptitudes commonly strengthened include communications, analysis and creative problem-solving.

The cost of a PhD in English Studies depends on the university. Some students receive funding to help pay for their education. Prospective students are encouraged to research different universities to find a program that matches their objectives.  

PhD graduates most often go into academia as college professors or other teacher roles, like teaching English to foreign students. There is a variety of careers available in other fields as well, such as literary critic, writer, editor, editorial assistant, advertising copywriter, lexicographer, historian, filmmaker, public relations executive or business manager. These other career paths can be found in the private and public sectors.

Schools across the globe offer a PhD in English Studies. For prospective students who want more flexibility, there are online programs available. 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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Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in ... +

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in this faculty allow access to the specialization in which the student can choose the topics of your interest in order to design a program fully adapted to his vocation. There are generally no problems for the professional practice of any of these specializations except in formal education. -
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Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
University of London, School of Advanced Study
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The Institute of English Studies (IES) occupies a position at the centre of the academic study of English in the United Kingdom. It is recognised nationally and internationall ... +

The Institute of English Studies (IES) occupies a position at the centre of the academic study of English in the United Kingdom. It is recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for its research activities, and in the provision of resources to the academic community as a whole. An MPhil/PhD with the Institute of English Studies presents the opportunity to gain expertise in your area of interest while also honing a range of transferable skills. -
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Oct 2022
31 Jul 2022
Campus
Online
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

The program forms researchers in various fields within English studies, from literature and cultural studies to linguistics.

The program forms researchers in various fields within English studies, from literature and cultural studies to linguistics. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Spanish
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