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Ph.D. Language and Communication

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Language and Communication is interdisciplinary in nature. It aims to promote an awareness and understanding of the enabling roles of language and communication in society. The program would provide a foundation for its graduates to become leaders in the combined fields of language and communication, thus expanding and enhancing the body of knowledge in development administration.

  1. To produce graduates who commit to lifelong learning and are able to apply knowledge and/or understanding in language and communication into their professions and to further their career advancement. Graduates should be able to promote the development of new knowledge, understanding and strategies.
  2. To produce graduates who can demonstrate their leadership skill in dealing with problems in the area of language and communication. Graduates should also be able to express their opinions and efficiently present their conclusions to experts and non-experts alike.
  3. To produce graduates who can manage moral conflicts in academic or professional contexts swiftly and effectively. Graduates should initiate the appropriate choices in resolving social impacts on communities.
  1. Holder of a Master’s Degree in Language and Communication, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Communication Studies, Applied Communication or other related fields from a university or institute accredited by the Commission of Higher Education (for applicants of Ph.D. program Track 1(1.1) and Track 2(2.1)).

  2. Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree with first class honors in Language and Communication, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Communication Studies, Applied Communication or other related fields from a university or institute accredited by the Commission of Higher Education (for applicants of M.A. continuing to Ph.D. program Track 2(2.2)).

  3. Obtaining a TOEFL score of no less than 550 (Paper-based) or 79-80 (Internet-based) or an IELTS of 6.0.

1. All applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose in English upon application and take an oral interview in English. 

2. Applicants wishing to select Track 1(1.1) are required to submit a complete dissertation proposal for approval upon application and take an oral interview in English.

3. Applicants of Track 1(1.1) must have excellent academic records. Considerations will be made based upon the applicant’s scholastic records, research background, dissertation proposal and English language proficiency.

4. Considerations for applicants of Track 2(2.1) and 2(2.2) will be made based upon the applicant’s scholastic records, Statement of Purpose and English language proficiency.

N.B. Non-Thai applicants who have residence outside Thailand may be waived of an oral interview.  Considerations for this group of applicants will be based on documents provided.

Graduates from this program will find employment in a number of professional careers such as:

1.   Lecturers at the higher educational level;

2   Researchers and academics;

3.   Policy makers on language and communication in public and private sectors;

4.   Communication officers e.g. corporate communication directors or liaison   directors.

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

1 st semester 80,000 Baht
2 nd semester 38,000 Baht
3 rd semester 75,000 Baht
4 th semester 57,000 Baht
5 th semester 78,000 Baht
6 th semester 78,000 Baht
7 th semester 42,000 Baht
Total 448,000 Baht
ELO1 Identify and apply language and communication theories in various social and cultural contexts
ELO2 Analyze and critique theories and research in language and communication
ELO3 Develop logical research frameworks in language and communication.
ELO4 Adhere to professional disciplines and ethics
ELO5 Develop an inquisitive mind for lifelong learning
ELO6 Produce scholarly publications of international quality

 

Study Plan

Total credits for the Ph.D. Program are 48 credits for dissertation.

Total credits for the Ph.D. program are 60 credits, including 6 credits for core courses, 6 credits for research methodology courses, 3 credits for seminar courses, 6 credits for an elective/directed studies course and 36 credits for dissertation.

Total credits for the Ph.D. program are 75 credits, including 6 credits for core courses, 6 credits for research methodology courses, 3 credits for seminar courses, 9 credits for elective/ directed studies courses and 48 credits for dissertation.

N.B. Any students of Track 2(2.2) who fail to meet the Ph.D. program graduation requirements may be granted an M.A. in Language and Communication on the condition that the student must have completed 6 credits of core courses, 6 credits of research methodology courses, 3 credits of seminar courses, 18 credits of elective/directed studies courses and 3 credits of independent study. The student must pass Qualifying Examination.

Program structure

Courses Track 1(1.1)* Tract 2(2.1) Tract 2(2.2)
 A. Foundation Courses - 3 credits 6 credits
 B. Core Courses - 6 credits 6 credits
 C. Research Methodology - 6 credits 6 credits
 D. Seminar Courses - 3 credits 3 credits
 E. Elective/Directed Studies - 6 credits** 9 credits**
 F. Dissertation 48 credits 36 credits 48 credits
 G. Qualifying Examination Required Required Required
Total 48 credits 60 credits 75 credits

 

*     1. Students may enroll for any Ph.D. elective courses, subject to the approval of their dissertation supervisors.
       2. Students may enroll for any Ph.D. elective courses in other schools of the Institution.

**   Students may enroll for any Ph.D. elective courses in other schools of the Institution.

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