- 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 alumni and students have to say
At present, there is a need to produce more personnel in the English language teaching field, capable of undertaking fundamental, advanced applied linguistic research. Therefore, the School of Liberal Arts intends to offer a doctoral degree programme in order to
- serve the needs of the country in producing personnel who know how to teach English and conduct research in applied linguistics
- produce graduates who have a profound understanding in applied linguistics and who understand learner-centredness so they can teach and conduct research effectively
- produce PhD graduates who are able to conduct research and think systematically in order to develop and create new knowledge in this field
- produce PhD graduates who are able to develop and solve problems in teaching effectively and are able to apply the new knowledge in their teaching situation.
- produce PhD students who are able to produce personnel in this field
In order to make the curriculum more internationalised, the Department of Language Studies has both formal and informal links with many universities in Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. This enables the PhD students to do research with an international co-supervisor, to take courses they are interested in and to do library searches in overseas universities so that they can produce research of a high enough standard to be published in the international refereed journals.
To see what our students are interested in, you can visit the PhD community forum.