DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN LANGUAGE AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

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COURSE NAME : DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN LANGUAGE AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION


Course description


The philosophy of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Language and Intercultural Communication is centered around cultivating doctoral candidates with a profound understanding of language and intercultural communication. The program aims to equip them with the capacity to generate new knowledge and propose innovative approaches. By integrating and applying knowledge from intercultural communication and other disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, the program seeks to contribute to the advancement of a harmonious, equitable society in the 21st century. It endeavors to address conflicts and foster sustainable peace. This commitment aligns with the overarching aspiration of Mahidol University, which strives for comprehensive wisdom and holistic development.

Course Highlights
  • Build leaders of change by applying and integrating analytical and synthetic thinking theory and skills for advanced multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research in language and intercultural communication. The program focuses on research and innovation that impacts policy, economic and social development in order to enhance the quality of life of mankind amid a volatile society and multilingual and cultural diversity.

Flat-rate fee

Paid per semester (in Baht)


Regular Program : 50,000 THB per semester

Special Program : 70,000 THB per semester

Remark : The expenditure is the same for all study plans, both for Thai and international students.

Total Expenses

Regular Program
Plan 1.1: 300,000 THB (3 academic years)
Plan 2.1: 300,000 THB (3 academic years)
Special Program
Plan 1.1: 420,000 THB (3 academic years)
Plan 2.1: 420,000 THB (3 academic years)

Related occupation


The graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Language and Intercultural Communication possess a high level of proficiency in languages and intercultural communication. They are adept at integrating knowledge to comprehend complex social and cultural phenomena. Moreover, their doctoral-level research skills enable them to generate new knowledge. As a result, they are well-equipped for diverse career paths in both the public and private sectors, including but not limited to:

  1. Language and Intercultural Communication Policy Consultant
  2. Scholars in Language and Intercultural Communication
  3. Researcher in Language and Intercultural Communication

Course structure


YearPlan 1.1Plan 2.1
1Semester 1Semester 1
LCIC898 DissertationLCIC701

Paradigms and Theories in Language and Intercultural Communication

LCIC702 Advanced Research Methodology
LCIC703 Seminar in Language and Intercultural Communication
Semester 2Semester 2
LCIC898 DissertationElective
LCIC699 Dissertation
Qualifying ExaminationQualifying Examination
2Semester 1Semester 1
LCIC898 DissertationLCIC699 Dissertation
Semester 2Semester 2
LCIC898 DissertationLCIC699 Dissertation
3Semester 1Semester 1
LCIC898 DissertationLCIC699 Dissertation
Semester 2Semester 2
LCIC898 DissertationLCIC699 Dissertation

Application


Admission

Accepting both Thai students and international students who meet the guidelines of the graduate school.

Application period

Admission Schedule Academic

Criteria for application

  1. IELTS 3.0
  2. TOEFL-iBT 32
  3. MU GRAD PLUS (MU GRAD TEST + SPEAKING) 40
  4. MU GRAD TEST 40

*Candidate must have a minimum English language score to apply. (for cases where there are no score, it will depend on consideration by the course committee)
**Non-Thai students must have Thai language test results according to the criteria set by the Graduate School.

Plan 1.1 (thesis only)Plan 2.1 (coursework and thesis)
  1. Completed a master's degree program in any field from a higher education institution accredited by the Office of the Higher Education Commission.
  2. Achieved a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.50.
  3. Has English language scores that meet the criteria set by the Graduate School.
  4. In the case of foreign applicants, must have qualifications in accordance with the minimum Thai language proficiency standard guidelines for foreigners who come to study in the Thai language graduate program at Mahidol University.
  5. Have experience in conducting research in intercultural communication for not less than 2 years and has at least 1 academic work published in a national or international academic journal, following the announcement of the Higher Education Commission regarding criteria for considering academic journals for the publication of academic works. The applicant must be the first author or corresponding author.
  6. Those whose qualifications differ from those specified in Items 2.-4. may be considered for admission at the discretion of the program committee and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  1. Completed a master's degree program in any field from a higher education institution accredited by the Office of the Higher Education Commission.
  2. Achieved a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.50.
  3. Have English language scores that meet the criteria set by the Graduate School.
  4. In the case of foreign applicants, must have qualifications in accordance with the minimum Thai language proficiency standard guidelines for foreigners who come to study in the Thai language graduate program at Mahidol University.
  5. Those whose qualifications differ from those specified in items 2.-4. may be considered for admission at the discretion of the program committee and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Application documents

  1. photograph
  2. copy of degree certificate/certificate of student status
  3. copy of transcript / grade report in English
  4. ID card copy
  5. copy of house registration
  6. evidence showing the request for documents or proof of delivery of academic results throughout the course (transcript) in English and in case of graduation abroad, please include certificate of equivalence of education qualifications.
  7. Statement of Purpose
  8. Research proposal
  9. Academic achievements/ awards (if any)
  10. Published articles in journals (if any)

Contact Information


Program Director
Assoc. Prof. Dr.Singhanat Nomnian
Email : singhanat.non@mahidol.ac.th, snomnian@hotmail.com