The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Language and Communication (International Program), or the PLA program, is an interdisciplinary PhD program offered by the Graduate School of Language and Communication since 2010. The program, which uses English as the medium of instruction, aims to produce graduates with a solid theoretical background in language and communication, the strong research skills necessary for quality research publication, and the ability to apply knowledge on a practical level. To date, the program has produced graduates working at universities throughout Thailand with published research work in national and international refereed academic journals.
The education philosophy of the PLA program can be conveyed by three key phrases: interdisciplinarity, inquisitive mind, and independent learner. The program emphasizes students’ awareness and understanding of the roles of language and communication in society and aims to produce graduates who are experts in the combined fields of language and communication studies. The program also aims to produce graduates who critically analyze issues in language and communication and subsequently formulate questions in regard to those issues. In addition, the program’s graduates are expected to be capable of independently conducting research work to seek answers to their own academic enquiries and publish research in peer-reviewed academic journals.
|ELO1||Recognize moral and professional ethics in both personal and professional conduct|
|ELO2||Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical frameworks in language and communication|
|ELO3||Apply knowledge of moral and professional ethics to academic works.|
|ELO4||Apply knowledge in language and communication to demonstrate communicative competence|
|ELO5||Apply knowledge to select appropriate research methods|
|ELO6||Apply appropriate theories to explain issues in various social and cultural contexts|
|ELO7||Analyze and critique issues in language and communication|
|ELO8||Make theoretical and/or practical contribution to advance the field of language and communication|
The program offers the following three study tracks. The first track requires only dissertation work, while the second and the third tracks require both coursework and dissertation work. Students completing Track 2.2 receive both a master’s degree and a PhD in language and communication.
The PLA program aims to produce experts in the areas of language and communication who work as educators, researchers, or policy makers at educational institutions or government agencies.
The estimated tuition and fees for the entire program (all semesters combined) are as follows. For more information, including the tuition and fees broken down by each semester of study, please contact GSLC.
|Track||Tuition and fees (entire program) in baht|
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GSLC has common criterion-referenced assessment rubrics for various types of assessments.
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If you have any questions about the program, please see the contact information in the following link: http://lc.nida.ac.th/main/public/contact
Information Updated on January 31, 2021