PhD in Applied Linguistics

Why do a PhD in Applied Linguistics at KMUTT?

  • The PhD prepares you to be an international-level researcher
  • Our students have published articles in the best journals including Applied Linguistics, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and International Journal of Applied Linguistics
  • Articles that our students have written as part of their PhD in the last few years already have a high citation rate
  • Our teaching staff have published several books by major international publishers and numerous articles in major journals, and are responsible for half of all well-cited publications in applied linguistics produced by academics working in Thailand
  • We have excellent resources, both paper and online, for supporting research including a Resource Centre with more than 10,000 publications on applied linguistics and access to important corpora and major databases
  • We are a vibrant research community with regular forums and workshops by world-leading researchers
  • There are opportunities to receive research funding, to join faculty research projects, and to earn money to help support your studies
  • Thailand is a very welcoming culture, and the university is in a quiet suburb of Bangkok while allowing easy access to the city

Hear what some of our current students have to say



I am very happy to pursue my PhD in this programme. Since the start of my journey, I feel like I have always been making progress. Here, not only do I receive lots of support from my own supervisors, but I also learn from easygoing professors with their well-prepared lectures. In addition, our resource center is one of my favorite places on campus, as it is full of useful learning materials. All in all, I am lucky to be a part of this caring, energetic and diverse community. I know it is preparing me with all the tools and skills necessary for my future career.


Being part of this program broadens my perspective on applied linguistics. Professors are highly experienced and knowledgeable. PhD colleagues are supportive and willing to help when needed. Whether you come here with specific topic in mind or just a broad idea of interest, you will eventually find the right path to do your research. If your goal is not only to obtain a degree but also to learn how to conduct quality research on applied linguistics, you will never regret joining this program.



One of my favorite aspects of the PhD program at KMUTT is the diversity seen in the students and instructors. At least 10 different countries on four continents are represented in our department. The research conducted in the PhD program at KMUTT is also very diverse, from educational research on the language classroom to text and discourse analysis. I have learned a lot from my classmates who are working on research that is completely different from my own.


For additional information, please contact:


Khun Puthta Kaewsrijai
Tel: 02-470-8715 Fax: 02-428-3375  Mobile: 081-4023817



应用语言学哲学博士项目中文简介_PhD in Applied Linguistics (Brief introduction in Chinese)