English Language and Literature

Istanbul Aydin University

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
2233 USD/year
2233 USD/year
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The  Ph.D. English Language and Literature  program for master's degree holders at the Department of English Language and Literature at 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.


The  applicants have to  comply with the  requirements specified in the regulations of the Institute for Graduate Studies  in Social Sciences and also have to have a reading knowledge in one of the modern European languages.

The student chooses two areas of concentration, building upon his/ her master's background, and focuses on a field of interest such as a historical  period, a genre, or literary theory and criticism on this English Language and Literature program from Istanbul Aydin University.


The qualifying examination scrutinizes knowledge in the areas of concentration and awareness of the  methods of critical interpretation. Each student submits a dissertation in a form approved by his/ her dissertation director and by a committee appointed by  the department.

A final  public oral examination is given after the candidate's dissertation has been  read and approved. The following topics are to be covered in the examination: a  justification of the subject treated and the methods chosen, an account of any  new contributions made. The student must develop and answer a series of  questions growing out of subjects presented in the dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The  major areas of concentration are Medieval Literature, Renaissance Literature, 17th and 18th Century Literature, Romantic and Victorian Literatures, Modern  English Literature, and Theory of Criticism.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Turkish students are accepted to the English Language and Literature (doc) section of the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) according to the Higher Education Institutions Examination (YKS). 
  • Foreign students are accepted to the program as a result of their direct application to the university.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2233 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2233 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.


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English Language and Literature
Istanbul Aydin University


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