The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study.
Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.
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The program forms researchers in various fields within English studies, from literature and cultural studies to linguistics. [+]
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. [+]
Graduates are highly qualified specialists in literary and cultural studies focused on English-speaking countries, especially the literatures and cultures on the British Isles and in North America. [+]
Aims of the programme: to train highly qualified linguistic experts who will be able to deal independently with methodological and practical issues in synchronic and diachronic linguistics; to improve the current structure of research/teaching teams at the University and to offer existing teachers the opportunity to acquire additional qualifications. [+]