English Language and Literature (PhD Programme)

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Overview of the Programme:

The PhD Programme in English Language and Literature at the University of Opole, Poland, offers qualified candidates a unique opportunity to develop their research projects in the field of linguistics (both theoretical and applied) and literary studies. Doctoral students pursue an intensive and individualized course of study with experienced professors who are committed to facilitating the students’ intellectual development and scholarly achievements. Faculty professors of the Institute of English, University of Opole, where the PhD programme is based, are ready to share their expertise in a wide range of linguistic, literary, and cultural fields, such as historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, lexicography, literacy studies, second language acquisition,  literary criticism and theory, as well as English, Irish, American or Australian literature.

The duration of the PhD programme is four years. Doctoral students are expected to complete their obligatory coursework (core curriculum) during the initial two years of the programme and work on their dissertations participating in workshops and tutorials with their academic advisors in the third and fourth year. At the University of Opole, teaching is considered to be an integral part of academic training, thus every doctoral candidate will be given a chance to develop his or her teaching skills through a supervised teaching experience. Students may teach independent introductory courses or serve as teaching assistants for courses taught by a staff member of the Institute of English.   

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Admission Procedures and Requirements:

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in English philology or another academic discipline in the field of language and literature studies.

Applicants who do not have a Master’s degree in English philology must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting official test scores equivalent to Cambridge Proficiency Exam (C2 level).

Applicants should have a minimum of 4.0 final grade on their Master’s diploma (on a scale where 5.0 is the highest grade).

Applicants should submit a printed or electronic copy of:

  1.  their MA thesis
  2.  a current curriculum vitae
  3.  two letters of recommendation from their academic advisors
  4.  a statement of purpose that discusses the reasons why they want to undertake  postgraduate studies, and their academic interests.

Applicants will be invited to take part in a face-to-face interview with the Admission Committee.

Admission Dates and Deadlines:

All applications and supplemental materials must be submitted by 14.09.2018

Interviews will take place on 20.09.2018

Notifications of admission decisions will be announced by 30.09.2018

Registration at www.rekrutacja.uni.opole.pl

Applications and supplemental materials can be sent to doctorate@uni.opole.pl, or Faculty of Philology, Pl. Kopernika 11, Room 7, 45-040 Opole, Poland within the admission dates.


Doctoral students admitted to the programme are eligible to apply for various types of scholarships funded by, among others,:

            Rector of the University of Opole,
            Mayor of Opole,
            Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Scholarships are granted on the basis of students’ academic performance and community service. 

For further information, contact the PhD Programme coordinators at doctorate@uni.opole.pl

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