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Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #246 (QS) Calgary, Canada
This program has three streams - applied linguistics, literature and/or film studies, and transcultural studies.  Students in each stream enjoy personal attention and interaction with professors with far-reaching subject-area expertise who embrace a range of theoretical approaches.
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Overview

The applied linguistics stream focuses on language acquisition, language learning and teaching, and sociolinguistics. Students may choose to undertake experimental studies in any of these areas.  The focal languages for applied linguistics are French, Chinese, German and Spanish. 

The stream in literature and film studies offers students an opportunity to delve into the study of literary and cinematic productions in French, German and Spanish. Students will acquire theoretical and critical expertise in their chosen field of study. 

The stream in transcultural studies, the only one offered in Canada, examines the inner differentiation and complexity of cultures from the geographic areas where French, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish are spoken. 

This program has an interdisciplinary emphasis and students acquire a high degree of cultural literacy. All of these streams will provide students with a broad set of advanced research and communication skills, specialized knowledge, and enhanced language proficiency.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Literary and Cultural Studies 
  • Research Methods and Applied Linguistics
  • Additional Language Pedagogy

Students participate in university-wide research activities, including presentations and workshops. Students will be required to submit and defend an original dissertation.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Master of Arts degree in one of the Laguagues, Literatures and Cultures areas of specialization, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A research proposal of 2-3 pages.
  • A sample of critical writing: MA thesis or research paper or other writing, which the applicant considers representative of his or her best work. Either the sample research paper or the research proposal must be submitted in the target language of study.
  • A 250-word (minimum) statement of research interest including the research topic and the reasons for wishing to pursue graduate work in this unit.
  • Two Reference letters
  • Demonstrate a high level of oral and written competence in the target langauge (CEFR level C1 or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12695 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12695 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5593 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5593 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Calgary

  • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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