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A Doctor of Philosophy is the highest degree a student can earn. It can take two or more years to earn. PhD programs are based on research instead of traditional coursework and usually end with a dissertation.

What is a PhD in English? An English doctorate program allows students to do an in-depth study of the language. Students may have the opportunity to specialize in specific dialects, like British or American. Specializations are also typically offered. These may include literature, history, media, performance or technology. Many programs may focus mainly on literature and how it has developed, changed and impacted English speaking cultures throughout history. Students will likely have to complete an in-depth research or study project and present a dissertation to complete a program. Program lengths vary because they are generally led by the student and the amount of research undertaken.

Upon completing a program, a graduate is skilled as an expert in the English language and his or her chosen area of specialization. Skills learned in a program include literary critique, cultural knowledge and research skills.

The costs of a program vary due to PhD programs being very student led. A school’s financial department can usually offer the best cost estimate.

After a PhD program, graduates may work in a variety of fields, although many choose to go into teaching or research. Other career possibilities include working in journalism, publishing, the fine arts and law. Graduates may also work in almost any industry due to the management, leadership, writing and communication skills learned in a doctorate program. Other career options include filmmaker, social worker or copywriter.

If you want to study and research the English language, then you may want to earn a PhD in English. 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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Lingnan University

Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers an Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in C ... [+]

PhD in English

Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in English, Applied Linguistic Studies and Language Studies. We recognise English as an international discourse or lingua franca, no longer a literature and language belonging to Britain and North America.

Our departmental research interests include:

General

Semiotics Metaphor Theory

Applied Linguistics

Sociolinguistics English in Hong Kong World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca Digital Literacies Discourse Analysis and Multimodal Discourse Analysis Second Language Pronunciation ... [-]
Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2019
Full-time
30 - 72 months
Campus
University of Johannesburg

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full thesis (approximately 220 pages), which contributes new knowledge to the field of Eng ... [+]

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full thesis (approximately 220 pages), which contributes new knowledge to the field of English Studies. Specialist supervision is available in the following areas of study: South/African Literary Studies and Post Colonialism; Text Editing; Medieval, Renaissance and Romantic Studies; and Contemporary Fiction

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in English is required. Admission to the Doctoral Degree must be approved by the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Prof Karen Scherzinger Tel: 011 559 2493 / Email: kscherzinger@uj.ac.za

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus