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Ph.D. in Language and Communication (International Program)

Brief Program Description

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.

Program Philosophy

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.

The Program’s Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs)
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
Study Tracks

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.

Qualifications of Applicants
Criteria for Selecting Applicants
Career Paths for Graduates

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.

Tuition and Fees

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
1.1 367,000
2.1 451,500
2.2 550,000
Course Descriptions

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Mapping of Courses and ELOs

GSLC’s Grading Rubrics

GSLC has common criterion-referenced assessment rubrics for various types of assessments.
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Examples of Study Plans

Contact Information

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

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