close

Filters

See Results

20 PhD Programs in Languages

PhD is short for Doctor of Philosophy, and refers to a postgraduate degree that is offered in both humanities and the sciences. It typically requires four years of extensive studying to complete, sometimes longer, and the student must complete a dissertation or thesis to graduate. What is a PhD in Languages? More than just studying one language, this doctorate degree will normally focus on linguis… Read more

PhD is short for Doctor of Philosophy, and refers to a postgraduate degree that is offered in both humanities and the sciences. It typically requires four years of extensive studying to complete, sometimes longer, and the student must complete a dissertation or thesis to graduate.

What is a PhD in Languages? More than just studying one language, this doctorate degree will normally focus on linguistics and communication, skills that can be applied to many different careers. With some programs, you will increase your abilities and knowledge of one specific language. In others, you will learn more about how to teach a second language including planning, evaluation, use of multimedia, and how to approach language studies in the real world.

A postgraduate degree in languages can enhance the student’s ability to think and work in a specific language, making them more marketable for careers in a global setting. It can also expand one’s mind, improving communication skills in general and improving cultural awareness and understanding.

As with any degree, the costs associated with a degree in languages will vary, depending on which program you choose. Online programs often offer a great way of helping to reduce those expenses while still getting an excellent education.

There are many potential employers, depending on what your program specialized in, such as embassies, government offices, language schools, newspapers, magazines, publishing and any multinational businesses or nonprofit. One can find work translating, developing course materials, in research, in communications and in teaching. Having an advanced degree can help one enter into these fields at a higher level than would otherwise be possible.

Studying language in depth is a fascinating way to learn more about communication and people.  To get started on this path, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

Read less
format_list_bulleted Filters
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton , Canada

It is an interdisciplinary program of four years, organized around literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world, including France. We invite candidates with a traditi ... +

It is an interdisciplinary program of four years, organized around literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world, including France. We invite candidates with a traditional master's degree in French studies, as well as candidates whose course has been less typical, provided that their file meets the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
French (Canada)
Campus
 
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

Lingnan is now offering PhD programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research various areas.

Lingnan is now offering PhD programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research various areas. -
PhD
Full-time
30 - 72 months
English
01 Dec 2020
Campus
 

Earn a scholarship worth up to $10,000

Discover the options our scholarship can give you
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
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain , United Arab Emirates

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplin ... +

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. The program will focus on scientific research, knowledge, and modern new theories in its two tracks:1- language and syntax 2- literature and literary criticism. This will be in accordance with the UAE University’s goal as a scientific research university. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Arabic
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
 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City , United Arab Emirates

The PhD programme in the School of Social Sciences offers unique opportunities for students in the region to research issues of relevance to the Islamic and Arab world as well ... +

The PhD programme in the School of Social Sciences offers unique opportunities for students in the region to research issues of relevance to the Islamic and Arab world as well as globally. For instance, the programme offers opportunities for research in areas such as Islamic business, international human resource management, cross-cultural management, equality and diversity, Emiratisation and other nationalization policies, marketing, sustainability, accounting, finance, and corporate governance. -
PhD
Full-time
3 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
 
Charles University Faculty of Arts
Prague , Czech Republic

Graduates have a sound knowledge of current trends in the field and are able to adopt a creative approach to the relevant source material. Graduates are equipped to work with ... +

Graduates have a sound knowledge of current trends in the field and are able to adopt a creative approach to the relevant source material. Graduates are equipped to work with original Latin documents, i.e. literary and diplomatic manuscripts, incunabula, paleotypes and old prints, being able to interpret and prepare them for publication and translation. Having been trained in philology and literary history and acquired the foundations of relevant historical disciplines (codicology, palaeography, diplomatic) and of cultural history, graduates are equipped to place mediaeval and early modern works into the context of their time and also to interpret them as a factor influencing the culture and society of subsequent eras. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Prague 6 , Czech Republic

This doctoral program is advertised for the classroom and distance learning. Anyone who is interested in the fields of classical and modern German philosophy, the French philo ... +

This doctoral program is advertised for the classroom and distance learning. Anyone who is interested in the fields of classical and modern German philosophy, the French philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries, German and French phenomenology as well as the current international reception of these philosophies can apply, and the conditions of admission (required documents see below) fulfill. -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
German, French
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

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 fe ... +

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 such diverse topics as colour symbolism in ancient Chinese texts, Chinese cinema, and Chinese Braille systems, and translation studies). If necessary, arrangements can be made for joint supervision with teachers from other departments of SOAS. Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive materials in the languages of the area and/or on fieldwork conducted in those languages. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
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
 
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
 
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
 

TIP! If you represent a school and want to add your programs to our listings, contact us here