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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Culture

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On-Campus

Level of Study

Doctoral Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Oct 2024

Campus

Auckland University of Technology

Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University’s highest qualification. The degree is undertaken by research only and leads to advanced academic and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area.

The PhD is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or research career, or a senior position in the public or private sector. Doctoral studies present you with the opportunity to generate new ideas that can benefit business and society. You will make a significant original contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study and meet recognised international standards for your work.

AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers in their fields who have the expert knowledge to guide and advise you throughout your PhD.

AUT's language and culture programmes focus on language in its widest sense. Our courses cover creative writing, English and its relationship with new media, translation and interpreting, international studies and the importance of intercultural competencies, discourse analysis and language teaching.

Culture is at the heart of everything we do: we realise that language and culture are inextricably bound – one can't exist without the other.

Career opportunities

It is expected that graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy will have gained the necessary skills and qualifications to follow an academic or research career.

Alternatively, your research topic may lead you to a position of expertise in your chosen field.

The opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills you gain through a PhD will be extensive, both in industry and academia.

Entry criteria

Must normally have completed the following in a discipline appropriate to the proposed research:

Master’s degree with honours OR
Bachelor’s degree with honours (equivalent to 4 years of study)

The degree must normally have been gained at the standard of first class or second class (first division) honours from this University or a recognised equivalent.

The degree should include advanced learning in research, execution of a research project and a written report on the research.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; AUT Academic English with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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