Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English Language and Literature


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Program Description

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in this faculty allow access to the specialization in which the student can choose the topics of your interest in order to design a program fully adapted to his vocation. There are generally no problems for the professional practice of any of these specializations except in formal education. In some countries to carry out the teaching profession, for example, it requires a degree recognized by the Ministry of Education. So if the goal is public education, a foreign graduate of SUSL is not the best option. A foreign degree achieved through distance learning is an excellent way to provide solid support to your knowledge as well as a specialization useful to complete your professional profile.

English Literature via distance learning

  • Literature: Forms, Genres, History
  • The English Language
  • English Literature
  • Paramount Literature Writers
  • Paramount Literature Works
  • Early English Literature
  • Contemporary English Literature
  • American Literature

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Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.) by Research via distance learning

Accredited by World Certification Institute (WCI)

A Ph.D. by Research via Distance Learning is ideal for people engaged in the world of work who cannot attend a traditional university. Selinus University is a private and accredited international institution: an alternative that helps adult students around the world achieve their academic goals.

Surveys conducted over the years have shown that a Ph.D. by research achieved via Distance Learning, in a reputable institution such as Selinus University, can be as useful as a traditional school. In fact, what is important is the skills and professionalism.

In the age of digitized information, and in the global village we live in, Selinus University is an important alternative to traditional studies. Our study system is efficient, geared to the needs of busy people, and can be transmitted from any computer terminal anywhere in the world.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), in Latin Philosophiae Doctor or Doctor Philosophiae, is the highest academic title awarded by universities in most countries. The Ph.D. usually covers all programs of the entire academic range. As a graduate researcher, students studying for this qualification are usually required to demonstrate competence and mastery of the subject matter for the exam, but also to make new academic contributions to a particular area of human knowledge through original research.

The online Ph.D. by research via Distance Learning consists of original academic research carried out autonomously by the candidate, in a specific branch of human knowledge culminating in a final Ph.D. thesis.

Unlike other traditional Campus-Based doctorates, Ph.D. by Research is not divided into semesters, but consists in the development, autonomous and independent, of theoretical research on a specific academic discipline for the evaluation of Selinus University. This research is implemented in a final thesis, for which the student has up to 6 to 24 months to complete it.

The study and research program must be carried out by the student independently. The supervisor will not be a real tutor, but rather a specialized consultant, to whom the student can turn for any assistance. The student can use textbooks and the Internet for his research, as well as having access to the online library. Through free and independent research, students acquire highly specialized knowledge and a full mastery of the specific skills that they will develop, argue and defend in their culminating work: the doctoral thesis.

Course detail

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) online via Distance Research in this major of study, is obtained after successfully completing and defending the final thesis This research is presented in the form of a doctoral thesis.

The "Doctor of Philosophy" is the only doctorate that can be obtained at a distance. It should be quite clear that any laboratory work or professional practice cannot be conducted online or through any other mode of distance learning. The main requirement of the online Ph.D. via Distance Learning by Research is to submit and discuss the final thesis, consisting of at least 90/100 pages for review and evaluation by an academic committee of the Selinus University. In some cases, material previously published by candidates may be counted for Ph.D. purposes. To complete the required doctoral credits, if the thesis is insufficient, additional in-depth reports of 15-20 pages based on textbooks may also be requested.

Course format and assessment Teaching

The Distance Research Ph.D. program was designed specifically for an online audience. It is reserved for adult students with at least 5 years of experience in the professional branch of the chosen Major. The thesis (final dissertation) must be carried out independently by the student with the support of an advisor. The ability to do the work independently is evaluated for the final grade. In addition to the assignment of a specialist Advisor, students will have access to the online library and the Academic Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Completion of a Philosophy Doctor program is often a very useful requirement for work and profession in the field in many fields of knowledge. In recent years, in fact, especially in developing countries, where there is a lack of basic training, the doctorate is also required for highly qualified professions, but also to work in multinationals, non-governmental organizations and in many private companies that require their employees an academic "certification" higher than a Bachelor's or a Master's degree.

Career Prospects

Our study programs are career-oriented and are fully compatible with international education systems. The accessibility to the study program takes place through a process of evaluation and educational affinity that transforms the candidate's professional experience, previous studies, certifications, and CV into academic credits.

Our study programs do not strictly follow the educational models of individual countries and therefore our campuses are not accredited by the competent local Ministry of Education. Our study programs are considered as an unregulated higher education within the constitutional freedom to organize education. The certificates and private degrees awarded by Selinus University may therefore not allow access to government jobs, regulated professions or further studies at other public institutions. While it can be very useful as a professional recognition in multinationals, private companies, NGOs, international associations or working as a consultant.


The Ph.D. is the highest educational qualification. Only the best-qualified professionals have a Ph.D. A Master's degree is usually sufficient for most professions. A Ph.D. requires the completion of a Master's degree or equivalent, and the achievement of a minimum of 65 academic credits, about 1000 hours of study, plus a doctoral thesis. Elaborating a thesis is a good opportunity to do research on specific topics, or to prepare the basis for a good publication.

The requirements for admission to the distance degree course of the University of Selinus, in addition to possession of the Master's Degree, vary depending on the faculty and the Major of the study. It is always necessary to send the CV. There are no discriminations of race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. The final evaluation of the thesis can also be added validation of professional credits by APEL (Accreditation Prior Experiential Learning).

Last updated Sep 2020

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Our university is an institution free and private. It is legally registered as ibc in the state of the Commonwealth of Dominica and in Italy as a permanent establishment. It is an independent international university exclusively involved in Online and Distance Learning education: in other words an open university for adults who carries out his institutional work seriously. Read less
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