Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research in English Literature
Auream Phoenix University for Women
1 - 4 semester
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
PhD by research via Distance Learning is awarded after successfully completing a theoretical research specialization. This research is presented in the form of a doctoral thesis.The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is the only doctoral degree that can be achieved through distance learning. The main requirement for a PhD online through distance learning is to present and discuss a thesis of at least 100 pages for review and evaluation by an academic committee at Selinus University.
The development of this research programme should improve knowledge and understanding of English literature from its origins. Students are exposed to a variety of literary genres (poetry, theatre, fiction and non-fiction), as well as the main aesthetic, political, religious and social issues that have influenced and helped shape the literature of every era. Research in this area is not only fundamental for the future professorship of candidates to understand the literature understudy, but must also develop the related historical aspects of the English language. By mastering these concepts, candidates can gain a deeper appreciation of the development and expansion of English literature worldwide.
65 academic credits besides a Master's program. Max Average Duration: 18 months + 6 months further on demand.
Considering that APUW students come from all over the world, often miles away from the university headquarters, the Doctor PhD degree via distance learning thesis can be defended in three different ways:
- Written Defence: the student develops his/her defence in a 5 pages report;
- Oral Defense: (recommended) the student sends an audio or video file (at least 30 minutes duration) containing his/her defence;
- In presence: speaking in front of two/three professors of APUW University. The student sets a date with the Secretariat to defend his/her thesis in the APUW headquarters.