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A PhD is a postgraduate degree that many students pursue after obtaining a master’s degree. Depending on the specific program, academic institution, and full or part-time schedule, it may take anywhere from three to six years or more to complete.

What is a PhD in Language Studies? A PhD in Language Studies offers an advanced education in the structure and practice of languages. Depending on the focus, this degree may ensure participants’ fluency in a foreign language. Students study, research and analyze areas such as linguistics, literature, translations and literacy before submitting and defending a thesis or dissertation pertaining to their field of concentration.

Participants in such a program learn more than the particulars of language studies. They also often acquire skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and research and analysis. These skills can be used within the workplace as well as in their personal lives.

The cost of obtaining a PhD in Language Studies differs from school to school. The type of program and country from where it is earned can affect pricing. Students should contact the admissions offices of prospective institutions to form realistic expectations of program costs.

After earning this degree, students often pursue a variety of career opportunities that may range from local to international levels. Many choose a position in academia as a researcher or university professor. Others become writers, translators or bilingual lexicographers. Some decide to work in government, marketing, media or speech and language therapy. Other possible positions include forensic linguists, journalists, librarians or logistics officers.

There are a number of schools and locations from which to earn this postgraduate degree, and many offer convenient distance-learning options for students who need more flexibility in their schedules. To find the best option for you, 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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8 Results in Language Studies

Masaryk University Faculty of Arts

This fee-paying full-time mode programme is open to those individuals holding a Master's degree in a field related to English philology (literature and/or linguistics) or ... [+]

This fee-paying full-time mode programme is open to those individuals holding a Master's degree in a field related to English philology (literature and/or linguistics) or teaching English (as either a first or second language) from an institution of higher education in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Admission

1. Submission of an electronic application in the Masaryk University Information System.

2. Submission of three letters of recommendation.

3. Submission of a copy of the applicants Master's Thesis (in English). If this is not available, an English-language summary of the thesis must be provided together with a minimum twenty-page sample of the applicant's academic or scholarly writing in English. Graduates of Masaryk University need not submit a copy, as their theses are available to the Doctoral Studies Committee via the Masaryk University Information System.... [-]

Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
Full-time
4 find your juris doctor
Campus
Cardinal Stritch University

The Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program prepares you to act as a literacy leader who understands theoretical and instructional models of literacy, recogniz ... [+]

The Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program prepares you to act as a literacy leader who understands theoretical and instructional models of literacy, recognizes new literacy trends in our digital age, services literacy acquisition, development and instruction, and fosters systemic change in your organization and community.

The Doctorate in Language and Literacy program is designed for educators, professionals and researchers with a background and/or interest in literacy, curriculum, and instruction, speech, and language or a related field. Faculty members integrate their collective expertise in Reading, Curriculum and Instruction, Writing, Special Education, and Speech and Language Pathology in the design and delivery of our innovative program.... [-]

USA Milwaukee
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Part-time
6 semesters
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Arts

Graduates have a sound grounding in research methods in the humanities, particularly in the study of relationships between languages/cultures; knowledge of information so ... [+]

Graduates have a sound grounding in research methods in the humanities, particularly in the study of relationships between languages/cultures; knowledge of information sources and the ability to assess their relevance to the pair of languages/cultures of their choice; a thorough grounding in the theoretical concepts of translation and interpreting and the ability to apply them to the analysis of the translation / interpreting market and procedures. They are equipped to produce and edit extensive scientific texts and to evaluate the quality of writings in translation and interpreting studies. They are capable of theoretical reflection on particular products/situations related to translation studies within their linguistic, cultural, historical and social contexts, and are able to present their findings to the academic communities.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
Lingnan University

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong, with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been re ... [+]

PhD in Translation

Normal Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong, with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been recognised as one of the top translation departments in Greater China, upholding a proud tradition of excellence in scholarship and teaching. In recent years, professors in the Department have published extensively in numerous significant international journals. Faculty are especially strong in translation theory, to which we bring interdisciplinary interests, thereby contributing to the development of Translation Studies.

In addition, the Department is uniquely endowed with a capacity to explore problems related to English-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-English translation. The Department offers not only opportunities for research in many areas of Translation Studies, but also a well-developed and congenial community that provides strong support to its graduate students in advancing their intellectual development as they proceed through the PhD programme. Some of our PhD graduates are now teaching at such prestigious institutions as Tsinghua University and Shanghai International Studies University. Our PhD programme is a vigorous and rigorous one aiming to prepare our students to meet the research challenges they will confront in their future academic careers.... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2019
Full-time
30 - 72 months
Campus
Universidade da Coruña

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

Introduction

The Programme Doctoral Degree in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture Is an interuniversity degree in which the three Galician universities participate (University of Coruña, University of Santiago de Compostela and University of Vigo) and that it is born from previous programs with diverse official recognitions (Mention of Quality and Recognition towards Excellence). It was positively evaluated and accredited by the MEC (5600811, dated 07/22/2013), by the ACSUG (Axencia for Quality of the University System of Galicia) and by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) For higher education. The program forms researchers in various fields within English studies, from literature and cultural studies to linguistics.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should n ... [+]

Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics, and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth-century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

The 3rd cycle of studies leading to the PhD in Language Sciences has as main objective the reinforcement of the production capacity and internationalization of knowledge ... [+]

PhDs in Language Studies. The 3rd cycle of studies leading to the PhD in Language Sciences has as main objective the reinforcement of the production capacity and internationalization of knowledge through the carrying out of original research, in a fundamental or applied perspective, and aims at providing candidates with competencies which enable them to develop original and independent research and the ability to transmit it.The course aims at the development of competences compatible with the internationally recommended standards for the 3rd cycle of Higher Education in the European space, summarized in the following points: Ability to systematically understand the scientific domain of Language Sciences;Skills, aptitudes and research methods associated with the scientific field;Ability to design, design, adapt and carry out a meaningful investigation respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity;To carry out a significant set of original research work that contributes to the extension of knowledge frontiers, part of which deserves national or international dissemination in publications with peer evaluation.... [-]
Portugal Vila Real
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

The Doctorate in Communication, Languages and Information offered by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is an advanced research platform, of inter and transdisciplinary ... [+]

The Doctorate in Communication, Languages and Information offered by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is an advanced research platform, of inter and transdisciplinary nature, at the confluence of communication, languages and information.

Three areas of work feed the program: Communication, Languages and Interculturality; Information, Technology and Society and Sociohistorical Studies of Media, Communication and Languages.

It addresses problems of great complexity and social relevance, underlying a society highly mediated by technology and the deep imbrication of communication, languages and information with cultural diversity, from a critical and historical perspective. It offers a solid and diverse training in contemporary research methodologies in the social sciences. It contemplates the modality of doctoral thesis in investigation-creation.... [-]

Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Spanish (Colombia)
Full-time
8 semesters
Campus