Doctorate Degrees in Language Studies

Compare 8 PhD Programs in Language Studies

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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PhD in Modern Languages and Area Studies

University of Portsmouth
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth

We can offer Ph.D. supervision in a wide range of themes and disciplines, with particular expertise in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language education, translation, international development, African studies, American studies, European studies and East Asian studies. [+]

PhD in Modern Languages and Area Studies Research overview

The School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS) is one of the largest, well-established departments of its kind in the UK. We can offer Ph.D. supervision in a wide range of themes and disciplines, with particular expertise in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language education, translation, international development, African studies, American studies, European studies and East Asian studies.

As a doctoral student, you can undertake your studies on a full- or part-time basis under the supervision of internationally recognized researchers who will welcome you into our vibrant research environment. Our doctoral students are fully supported throughout their period of study by their supervisory team, the Graduate School and the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR).... [-]


PhD In Language Sciences

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

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 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.... [-]

PhD in English Linguistics

Masaryk University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Official PhD Program In Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature And Culture

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

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.... [-]


MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Translation

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

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 recognized as one of the top translation departments in Greater China, following a proud tradition of... [+]

PhD in Translation

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 recognized as one of the top translation departments in Greater China, following a proud tradition of excellence in scholarship and teaching. In recent years, professors in the Department have published extensively in many important international journals. Our very strength is in translation theory and members bring their interdisciplinary interests to their research, which reflects the developments of Translation Studies. We are affiliated with two translation journals: Translation Quarterly and Translation and Cross-Cultural Studies. Earlier this year, the Head of Department was also appointed as the 2017 CETRA Chair Professor of Translation by the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Belgium.... [-]


Ph.D. in Language and Literacy

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Part time 6 semesters September 2018 USA Milwaukee

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 (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.... [-]


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong Kowloon

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a Ph.D. in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you. [+]

Study for a Ph.D. in Asia's World City

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a Ph.D. in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you:

Language and professional communication Media and communication Language teaching and learning Linguistics, English language and systemic functional linguistics Intercultural communication and area studies Key features of the Fellowship Scheme Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) Annual conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) for 3 years Tuition scholarship and guaranteed hall accommodation in the first year for PolyU awardees Important dates Submission of initial application to RGC: From 1 September 2016 to 1 December 2016, 12:00 (Hong Kong Time) Submission of full application to PolyU: 1 December 2016, 23:59 (Hong Kong Time) Admission Requirements ... [-]