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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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Ph.D. Indian Studies

The degree program requires participants to conduct independent research, write a PhD thesis, and to perform coursework worth a total of 12 ECTS credits.Program outcomes include acquiring subject-specific skills in the area of specialization and improving research methodology.

Switzerland
Ph.D. English

The program aims to assure that students gain a broad knowledge of literature in English as well as the highly-developed skills in scholarship and criticism necessary to do solid and innovative work in their chosen specialized fields.

United States
Ph.D. Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

Newcastle University is one of the largest centres for linguistic research in Europe. This gives you the unique opportunity to learn a wide range of methodologies. You will be exposed to diverse theoretical perspectives, which will enrich your own research.

United Kingdom
Ph.D. Linguistics

The Department of English Studies offers postgraduate programmes at the master and doctoral levels, leading to an MA and PhD, respectively. All postgraduate programmes are watched over by a three-member committee, which is appointed every two years. The Committee is chaired by a Postgraduate Coordinator. The Department offers PhD degree schemes in subjects related to all research interest areas of its academic faculty. The application period for all postgraduate programmes is January 15 – April 15 of each academic year.

Cyprus