PhDs in Humanities


Suggested PhDs in Literature

PhD North American Studies

The Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) at Freie Universität Berlin offers a three-year North American Studies doctoral study program to candidates pursuing research projects on North America in the humanities and social sciences (American/Canadian Studies). Doctoral degrees are awarded in the following six disciplines: economics, political science (PhD or Dr. rer. pol.), cultural studies, history, literary studies, sociology (PhD or Dr. phil.)

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.

PhD Literatures in English

Literatures in English provides advanced instruction in both traditional areas of literary studies as well as in contextual, interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to literature and culture. Masaryk University offers a PhD in Literatures in English.

Faculty of Arts
Ph. D. Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature, a 4-year PhD programme in English for foreigners and Polish students is an innovative offer aimed at young humanists from around the world, who are interested in gaining a dual doctoral degree (from the Jagiellonian University and an American/European university) based on integrating the research on the most current trends of contemporary cultural studies with interests in Polish and Central European literature.


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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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