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Doctor of Philosophy Generic

Language & Communication

Who Should Enrol?

The Doctor of Philosophy programmes are designed for those who wish to carry out original research in various areas of language and communication. Students who are enrolled in these programmes will develop advanced research skills and experience which will allow the, to improve and make appropriate changes to current professional and communication practices.

 

Programme duration

Students can complete their study in a minimum of six (6) semesters to 16 semesters. The Doctor of Philosophy is awarded after the successful completion of 93 credits of thesis, three (3) credits of a compulsory university course and one (1) compulsory Language Academy course.

 

Programme Structure

Components

Credit Hours

Thesis

93

ONE Compulsory University Course

3

ONE Compulsory Language Academy Course

*HW – compulsory attendance

HW

 

 

Key Research Areas

Interested applicants for both programmes may choose to conduct their research in the following areas:

 

Applied Linguistics

Media and Global Communication

Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Multimodality

English/Language for Specific Purposes (ESP)

Organisational and Institutional Discourse

Gender Communication

Political Discourse

Health Communication

Sociolinguistics

Language Policy and Planning

Systemic Functional Linguistics

Literature

Technical Communication

 

Facts and Figures

 

31 Academic staff
16 Academic staff with PhD
150 International postgraduate students
201 Postgraduate students
973 Undergraduate students

Innovative Teaching and Learning

FSSH KL has four language laboratories and one state-of-the-art multimedia laboratory to facilitate teaching and learning on online platform.

 

English Language and Islamic Civilisation

Strong collaboration between English language and Islamic civilisation lecturers in providing quality education to students.

Cross-cultural experience


Summer School courses to international students are offered all year round.  Come join us for an adventurous and exciting cross-cultural learning experience.