Degree programme objectives

The Doctoral Studies programme in English Linguistics develops the students’ knowledge of linguistic disciplines and prepares them for independent research activity, especially in the fields of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics, functional syntax, phonology, and translation studies. Students get acquainted with methods of linguistic research, which they then apply in the preparation of their doctoral dissertation.

The basic module of this programme, oriented primarily on traditional theoretical linguistics, is supplemented by two specializations: 1. English - Czech Translation Studies, and 2. Experimental and Applied Linguistics. Both specializations offer a deeper focus on specific problems within translation studies and within experimental and applied research of language, especially the research in the fields of corpus linguistics, language acquisition, and eye-tracking.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The Doctoral Studies programme in English Linguistics develops the students’ knowledge of linguistic disciplines and prepares them for independent research activity, especially in the fields of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics, functional syntax, phonology, and translation studies. Students get acquainted with methods of linguistic research, which they then apply in the preparation of their doctoral dissertation.

    The basic module of this programme, oriented primarily on traditional theoretical linguistics, is supplemented by two specializations: 1. English - Czech Translation Studies, and 2. Experimental and Applied Linguistics. Both specializations offer a deeper focus on specific problems within translation studies and within experimental and applied research of language, especially the research in the fields of corpus linguistics, language acquisition, and eye-tracking.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • conduct linguistic research independently
    • carry out tasks requiring independent critical thinking and academic communication in English
    • translate specialized texts from the field of linguistics and other humanities
    • present research findings in professional forums
    • organize academic seminars and workshops for young scholars
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of the Doctoral Studies programme in English Linguistics find employment in positions in the area of humanities that require the holder to use independent critical thinking and be able to demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of linguistic and socio-cultural subjects. They are employed as researchers, university teachers, editors, translators, and in senior positions in organisations operating in areas of the humanities.

  • Practical Training

    The program does not require practical training in addition to the practice the students receive when participating in the activities of the department.

  • Goals of Theses

    The dissertation should demonstrate the student's ability to carry out independent research and must make an original contribution to the discipline of English Linguistics. The text of the dissertation is submitted in two hardcover copies and its minimum length is 180,000 characters.

Basic information

Type
doctoral degree programme
Degree
Ph.D.
Length of studies
4 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

20
number of active students

Faculty of Arts
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