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.

Turkey
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
Ph.D. Shakespeare and Creativity (with Integrated Study)

This programme, Shakespeare and Creativity (with Integrated Study) from University of Birmingham, is delivered by the Shakespeare Institute. It combines taught modules with a full-length doctoral thesis. With a unique focus on Shakespeare and Creativity, it allows you to combine theatrical and academic study of Shakespeare’s life and work through a series of taught modules – assessed by both written work and performance pieces – with the full research training and experience of the traditional PhD.

United Kingdom
Ph. D. Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature at University of Kent offers an excellent environment for the postgraduate study of literature beyond national and linguistic borders. A PhD in Comparative Literature enables you to undertake a substantial piece of supervised research on a topic that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is worthy of publication.

United Kingdom