PhD in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture Studies



The Interuniversity Programme in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culturerun 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

This study is verified and published

This study renewed its accreditation on 24 May 2021.


Annual PhD tuition fees
Approximate price applicable to all students (non Spanish and non EU included). Secretarial expenses, school insurance and training complements (if applicable) are not included.
Offered place for academic course 2022/2023

Why study

Because a specialized knowledge of Anglophone linguistics, literatures and cultures is a vital element in today’s global and intercultural society. Because the skills related to the communication, organization and well-structured presentation of information, acquired in previous stages of study, are greatly enhanced by the research training and experience offered in this programme. Because the programme makes it possible for participants to carry out part of their studies in another centre within the Erasmus mobility framework, and in this way students can gain an individual perspective of this intercultural experience.

This is an interuniversity study, in addition to University of A Coruña, the following universities also colaborate in teaching:

  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • Universidad de Vigo


Starting academic year 2013-2014
Last update/verification ACSUG date 22/07/2013
Authorization DOG publication date 20/12/2013
Official BOE publication date 11/03/2014
BOE syllabus publication date 11/03/2014