Doctoral Program in Languages in Asia

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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.

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PhD in Chinese

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

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

PhD in Chinese

Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Lingnan is now offering PhD programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in the following areas:

Chinese language, linguistics and stylistics Classical Chinese literature Comparative literature Literary theory Literature and cinema Modern and contemporary literature in Chinese (from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan) Teaching of creative writing and media writing Application Methods

Applicants may seek admission to the PhD programme in two ways as follows:

1. Apply for PhD Programmes via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

Lingnan is one of the universities which can nominate brilliant applicants for the Fellowship to be granted by the Research Grants Council (RGC) through the HKPFS. Each Fellowship awardee will be provided with HK$240,000/year (HK$20,000/month) and a conference/research-related travel allowance of up to HK$10,000/year for a maximum of 3 years. (US$1=HK$7.8).... [-]


PhD in English

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

Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in Contemporary English Studies. [+]

PhD in English

Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in English, Applied Linguistic Studies and Language Studies. We recognize English as an international discourse or lingua franca, no longer a literature and language belonging to Britain and North America.

While we embrace a wide range of interests in applied linguistics, pedagogy and literary studies, we are especially strong on

critical theory semiotics critical digital literacy Asian Literatures in English Neo-Victorian Studies sociolinguistics English in Hong Kong Tragic drama and tragic discourse ... [-]

PhD in Persian Language and Literature

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2018 Iran Tehran

Course subjects will prepare students focus on developing the skills needed for speech and scholarly judgments in the field of language and literature and give them the experience to teach the undergraduate and graduate students in the country or possibly abroad. [+]

Students obtain required skills on literary, rhetoric and grammatical fields related to the old and new Persian texts.

Course Overview

Course subjects will prepare students focus on developing the skills needed for speech and scholarly judgments in the field of language and literature and give them the experience to teach the undergraduate and graduate students in the country or possibly abroad.

Special interests

Fields of Persian rhetoric and literature, poetry and prose, expository texts in Arabic, the original texts of Persian literature, Mysticism, etc.

Course structure

This course is designed for at least 7 semesters including dissertation. To graduate, students must complete 36 units. They also need to pass the comprehensive exam before defending their dissertation. ... [-]


PhD in English Language

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates AL Ain Al Mizhar (Dubai) + 1 more

The Department of English Literature offers a PhD program in English Language. This program offers students opportunities to critically examine the English Language as lingua franca exploring issues of multilingual and multicultural significance related to the historical context of the English Language as a global tongue. [+]

The Department of English Literature offers a PhD program in English Language. This program offers students opportunities to critically examine the English Language as lingua franca exploring issues of multilingual and multicultural significance related to the historical context of the English Language as a global tongue. Students are also expected to study language theories separately or apply them to literary/cultural texts.

The program aims to provide PhD candidates with a broad knowledge in the field of English language studies including writing / reading theories and stylistics emphasizing students’ academic and professional potential. Students will be trained to conduct innovative scholarly and critical work in different language contexts in order to prepare them for future careers in a huge job market which requires distinction and excellence in language skills. Our faculty have been trained at premier research institutions throughout North America and Europe and are accomplished teachers and scholars. Doctoral students are supervised and supported from the beginning of the program, through thesis development, to dissertation defense and beyond.... [-]


PhD in Arabic Language

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time September 2018 United Arab Emirates AL Ain Al Mizhar (Dubai)

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 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements ... [-]

PhD in Arabic Literature and Criticism

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates AL Ain Al Mizhar (Dubai) + 1 more

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 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements ... [-]