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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 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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Selinus University of Science and Literature
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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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English, Italian
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North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo, USA

This innovative and regionally unique program invites students to work at the intersection of rhetorical, textual, and cultural studies.

This innovative and regionally unique program invites students to work at the intersection of rhetorical, textual, and cultural studies. -
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3 - 5 years
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Aug 2022
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University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, USA

A Ph.D. in English prepares students at the most advanced stage for the interpretation and composition of texts. The Ph.D. program emphasizes rigorous critical study in the fi ... +

A Ph.D. in English prepares students at the most advanced stage for the interpretation and composition of texts. The Ph.D. program emphasizes rigorous critical study in the fields of rhetoric, composition, critical theory, cultural studies, literary studies, pedagogy, and technical writing. -
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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. -
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4 years
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Sep 2022
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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. -
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30 - 72 months
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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; Renaissance and Romantic Studies; and Contemporary Fiction. -
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Charles University Faculty of Education
Prague, Czech Republic

This study program submitted for review aims to train professionals who can creatively apply their theoretical expertise in English studies within a broadly conceived context ... +

This study program submitted for review aims to train professionals who can creatively apply their theoretical expertise in English studies within a broadly conceived context of education that spans all educational stages. The program also fosters ingenuity and flexibility, thus producing erudite experts who can reassess the ever-changing needs of foreign language teaching and incorporate these into their methodology. Perhaps most importantly, the study program submitted for review is a symbiosis between the major field of study (i.e. English philology, spanning linguistic and literary-cultural aspects) on the one hand, and didactics of English and applied didactics on the other. This is a program without specialization. -
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4 years
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Oct 2022
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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. -
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Selinus University of Science and Literature
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In this research programme, the student explores the methodology of Second Language Teaching (SLT) and supports it with many examples. It presents new directions for the Engli ... +

In this research programme, the student explores the methodology of Second Language Teaching (SLT) and supports it with many examples. It presents new directions for the English Language Teaching (ELT) program, describing innovative pedagogical methods and consistent ideas that lead to success in this field. The curriculum should cover all key issues for effective ELT practice. -
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