SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMME IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Philosophy of the program
Nowadays there is still an increase of need for professionals in ELT, which is considered one of the insufficient fields of the country. Additionally, many English teachers need to further their study in order to meet the demand of research in applied linguistics and develop their potential for teaching and curriculum development. They are also required to manage and analyze educational policy in their institutions. Apart from this, at present there are many foreign teachers who hold master degrees in teaching, and they need to further their study to upgrade their qualifications. The School of Liberal Arts, therefore, has established a doctoral degree in applied linguistics (International Programme) since there are not many institutes where the Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Applied Linguistics is offered.