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Doctor of Philosophy Languages, Literatures and Cultures

University of Calgary

University of Calgary
The proposed PhD program in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLAC) represents an innovative response to the demand for inter- and transcultural knowledge and competence in the global community. The program seeks to promote the application of a set of critical skills that serve to advance the understanding of language and culture, applicable beyond the parameters of the academic context and offer students a course of studies that, in all its nuances, invites cross-cultural initiatives.

Admissions and Recruitment Office
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada

  • Program Type Doctoral
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 3 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Applicants must hold or obtain the following minimum qualifications before the Faculty will give consideration to admission: A 4-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

In addition to Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements, the Department requires:

a) A master’s degree in linguistics, or a master’s degree in a related field with significant training in linguistics at the graduate level, normally including at least one graduate course in syntax and one graduate course in phonology, with a minimum grade point average of 3.40 on a four-point scale.

b) A statement of purpose specifying the applicant’s research interests and reasons for wishing to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Calgary.

c) A sample of previous work in linguistics or a related field (e.g., a seminar paper or Master of Arts thesis).

d) For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5; OR a minimum TOEFL score of 560 (paper-based), 86 (Internet-based test); AND a minimum score of 5.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE); OR a MELAB score of 80; OR a PTE score of 59.

e) Three reference letters.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $4,788.00 Year One
  • Tuition $3,606.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $2,112.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 29, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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