PhDs in Humanities


Suggested PhDs in Languages

PhD English Linguistics

Graduates of the department are employed as English teachers in secondary schools and other secondary schools, universities, like translators, editors etc. Masaryk University offers a PhD in English Linguistics.

Faculty of Arts
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
PhD Modern Languages Research Programmes (including Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching /ELT) MPhil

Modern Languages at Southampton is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence. We offer PhD supervision across a wide range of areas relating to language, culture and society, including Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching. You have the opportunity to study for your postgraduate degree in a variety of ways: full-time, part-time or as a distance learner, making for a flexible programme tailored to your research interests.

PhD French Research

The department offers research strengths in all periods of French literature, modern French history and politics, Francophone literature and French thought. There are several active research seminars and reading groups in which staff and research students participate.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities


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Language studies aim at preparing students to build a deep understanding of a culture based on its individual language and literature, using the spoken and written forms of expression. Gaining in-depth knowledge of a foreign language helps students understand and value cultural diversity, helps build connections between societies, and makes the world a smaller, more open place to live in.

Courses explore a wide range of fields including: literature, film, critical theory, philosophy, linguistics, politics and ethics, etc. Students who want to learn a foreign language may find short-courses, summer courses as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate language programmes. They may choose to study a popular international language such as English, French, German or Spanish, to use in international professional contexts. Alternatively, they may learn a less-known foreign language, or an old language gaining a good entry into a specialised field of work such as translations, interpreting, business or archaeology. Examples include Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Sanskrit or ancient Greek. Students of languages are able to speak, write, listen and read in one or more foreign languages at an advanced level. Speaking and learning a foreign language enhances creativity, memory and problem-solving skills.

Languages graduates can find jobs in many areas working as: translators, teachers, linguists, international relations consultant, historians, research and more.

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