PhDs in Humanities

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Literature is an art or artistic creation that uses means of expression through language. Language and literature are expression tools that offer insight into the elements that form a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. The literature discipline explores the interrelations of literature with other kinds of cultural objects, such as films, digital media and the visual arts.

Disciplines similar to literature are history, languages and philosophy. Main subjects of courses in literature include: cultural and literature, topics in literary research, reading fiction, poetry, modern drama, classical literature, women's literature.

Apart from advanced knowledge of literary studies, students will expand their creativity and communication skills. The study of literature provides general knowledge in many fields of interest, enabling analytical thinking of students and developing their ability to make solid arguments on any given subject. Literature graduates will become critical readers and writers and will gain academic skills to conduct original research in the field of literary studies.

Graduates can find jobs in a variety of fields working as: editors, teachers, writers, book reviewers / journalists, historians and researchers.

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Suggested PhDs in Literature

Ph.D. English Language and Literature

The  Ph.D. program for master's degree holders at the Department of English Language and Literature from Istanbul Aydin University is designed to prepare students for independent work as scholars, critics of literature and as competent and objective academics in the advanced study of literatures in English.

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Ph. D. Comparative Literature

The aim of the dual Ph. D. Comparative Literature programme at Jagiellonian University is raising a challenge to the existing methods and ways of running courses on the tertiary level of education. Contemporary PhD programmes usually concentrate on studying a selected discipline.

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Ph. D. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Reading, Literacy, and Assessment

Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way.

United States