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8 PhD Programs in English

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 Bri… Read more

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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North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo , USA

The Rhetoric, Writing and Culture Ph.D. degree program is open to all qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. The Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, ... +

The Rhetoric, Writing and Culture Ph.D. degree program is open to all qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. The Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture provides students with employable skills in the area of professional and technical communication. This innovative and regionally unique program invites students to work at the intersection of rhetorical, textual, and cultural studies. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Aug 2021
01 Feb 2021
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun , Hong Kong

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 Contem ... +

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 Contemporary English Studies. -
PhD
Full-time
30 - 72 months
English
01 Dec 2020
Campus
 
Masaryk University Faculty of Arts
Brno , Czech Republic

The Doctoral Studies program in English Linguistics develops students’ knowledge of linguistic disciplines and prepares them for independent research activity, especially in t ... +

The Doctoral Studies program in English Linguistics develops students’ knowledge of linguistic disciplines and prepares them for independent research activity, especially in the fields of functional syntax, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics and translation studies. Students become conversant with methods of linguistic research, which they then apply in the preparation of their doctoral dissertation. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain , United Arab Emirates

The Department of English Literature offers a Ph.D. program in English Language. This program offers students opportunities to critically examine the English Language as lingu ... +

The Department of English Literature offers a Ph.D. program in English Language. This program offers students opportunities to critically examine the English Language as lingua franca exploring issues of multi-lingual and multi-cultural significance related to the historical context of the English Language as a global tongue. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
28 Feb 2021
Campus
 
Lehigh University
Bethlehem , USA

The department offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, with an emphasis on Literature and Social Justice. Students teach in the first-year writing program and receive training in resea ... +

The department offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, with an emphasis on Literature and Social Justice. Students teach in the first-year writing program and receive training in research and pedagogy. Recent Ph.D. graduates have pursued a range of humanities careers, including tenure-track positions at institutions such as the University of Dayton and Moravian College; careers at non-profits such as the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center; and positions that bridge academic and student affairs at institutions such as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

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 ... +

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 -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Sciences
Hattiesburg , USA

The English Graduate Program in the School of Humanities offers a Ph.D. degree, with an emphasis in literature or creative writing. It provides engaged course and workshop exp ... +

The English Graduate Program in the School of Humanities offers a Ph.D. degree, with an emphasis in literature or creative writing. It provides engaged course and workshop experiences, making for a lively and dynamic intellectual environment. Our program makes available the unique possibilities for scholarly and creative growth, offering classes and public forums on craft and criticism while proudly highlighting the advantages of literary scholars and creative writers studying alongside one another. -
PhD
Full-time
5 - 6 years
English
20 Jan 2021
30 Nov 2020
Campus
 

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