The Inter-university PhD Programme in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture, run by the Universities of Santiago de Compostela (USC), A Coruña (UDC) and Vigo (UVigo), in Galicia (Northwestern Spain), is an accredited programme which meets the high standards of excellence of the European System of Higher Education. It has been evaluated and approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education (ID MEC: 5600811; date: 22/07/2013), the regional Quality Accreditation Agency of Galicia (ACSUG), and the National Quality Evaluation and Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (ANECA).
This new PhD programme builds on the strength of previous doctoral programmes which have received Official Recognition for Excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education for the period 2011-2014, under grants MEE2011-0070 and MEE2011-0300 (BOE 20/10/2011). Only four other PhD programmes in the field of English Studies were awarded this distinction.
The main objective of the PhD in English Studies is to train students to undertake research in the different fields of English Studies. More specifically, doctoral candidates will be provided with the professional skills and competences to write a doctoral thesis under the supervision of a specialist in the three Departments involved int he programme. This will include the following:
Specific objectives in the areas of Language and Linguistics will include the following:
Students are required to apply to and register at only one of the three organising universities.