Doctoral of Philosophy Programme in English for Professional Development (International Programme)

Degree Academic Programme Plan Class Length of Programme
Ph.D. English for Professional Development (International Programme) 1.1, 2.1 Mon-Fri 3 years

This programme aims to create graduates who are well-rounded in using English for advanced professional communication, as members of educational institutions’ faculty, or as administrators of international educational organisations, as contributors of knowledge and understanding to planning and policy-making, or as researchers capable of formulating new bodies of knowledge or inventing English-related innovations for professional development.

The programme’s principal objectives are:

1.  To advance English-teaching professionals’ knowledge and skills in using English in their careers and in teaching English as a foreign language in international settings, ensuring the graduates will not only possess sociocultural and economic knowledge and understanding of English-speaking countries, which serve as a basis for international collaborations in various fields, but also abide by professional ethics, as moral and decent members of society;

2.  To develop its graduates’ ability to manage educational institutions and international elementary and higher-education curricula and projects, as well as to enhance the potential of owners or operators of international education or English-language teaching businesses in response to communities’, society’, and the country’s needs;

3.  To enable its graduates to use their knowledge for research and development in their respective fields, in order to create or initiate innovations that promote teaching and advanced English communication at local, national, and international levels;

4.  To promote English communication skills amongst citizens of Thailand and of ASEAN countries where English is used as an official language; and

5.  To build the knowledge, understanding, and capacity necessary for policy making, planning, management, and appraisal of English-language curricula at different levels, in line with individual, social, and cultural contexts.

1.  Thesis/dissertation and research presentation support grants

2.  Renowned visiting scholars and guest speakers in related fields

Note:     To provide information to assist interested people’s decision to join the programme, the programme’s highlights may be presented holistically or in an itemised style.  For example:

            Students in the programme have an opportunity to conduct short-term research at foreign institutions.  This activity focuses on promoting in-depth learning, so that the graduates could excel in their learning skills and create research or academic works that meet international standards.

1.  Teachers of English in educational institutions

2.  Scholars and/or researchers

3.  Administrators of international educational projects or programmes

4.  English-language study planners and policy makers

1.  Research and education-related professional ethics

2.  Knowledge of English-related sciences, applied linguistics, and English-mediated education policies

3.  Skill in conducting inventive research to develop English-teaching innovations

4.  Capacity to have research studies published in international academic journals

5.  Strong leadership

6.  Ability to use technologies for educational and communicative purposes

  • Plan 1.1, 2.1:
    • 97,500 Baht per semester
    • 585,000 Baht per programme

(Refer Doctor of Philosophy Program in English for Professional Development Year 2022)

  • 1.1 = Dissertation only (not less than 48 credits) (Master's degree graduates)
  • 1.2 = Dissertation only (not less than 72 credits) (Bachelor's degree with honours graduates)
  • 2.1 = Course work (not less than 12 credits) with Dissertation (not less than 36 credits) (Master's degree graduates)
  • 2.2 = Course work (not less than 24 credits) with Dissertation (not less than 48 credits) (Bachelor's degree with honours graduates)