The Doctoral Programme in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences brings together the disciplinary competences and research strengths of the areas of Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Padova. Its main objective is that of fostering the acquisition of conceptual and methodological tools alongside critical theoretical capabilities so as to allow for the construction and evaluation of scientific hypotheses that may be applied to a range of disciplines. It aims to educate scholars who will be able to conduct original scientific research at an international level in the following areas: Classical Philology; Italian Studies; English and German Linguistics, Philology and Literature; Romance Studies; Slavistics.

On a professional level, the PhD programme qualifies graduates for a career in university teaching and research and high-school teaching in the Humanities. Moreover, it prepares graduates for future cultural challenges in sectors related to: advanced teaching; research; the conservation of the cultural heritage; the management of research and cultural institutions in Italy and abroad; the establishment and development of publishing ventures; literary and scientific translation; the production of high-level school textbooks; the promotion and organisation of cultural enterprises; and finally journalism, the media, publishing and the field of digital humanities.

Doctoral Board of Teachers/Committee

The Doctoral Board of Teachers consists of all academic members of the Doctoral Programme, both internal and external, and student representatives. It is responsible for the most important tasks of the Programme, such as assigning supervisors, end-of-year assessment, organisation of teaching for the Programme, student requests etc. Many of these tasks carried out by the Doctoral Committee, which has a smaller number of members, for example, common student requests: work permits; co-supervision; study periods abroad etc. For the above-mentioned student requests, you should contact the Head of the Doctoral Programme (Professor Rocco Coronato) of the Deputy Head (Professor Franco Tomasi).

Election of student representatives for the Board of Teachers/Committee
The doctoral student representatives account for 15% of the Board of Teachers, rounded up to the nearest whole number (Article 12.2 of the Regulations). Two of these representatives also take part in those meetings of the Doctoral Committee when organisational and teaching issues are discussed (Article 14.3).