Academic Degree
General Objectives
The 3rd cycle of studies leading to the PhD in Language Sciences has as its main objective the reinforcement of the production capacity and internationalisation of knowledge through the undertaking of original research, from a fundamental or applied perspective, and aims at providing candidates with competences which enable them to develop original, independent research and the ability to transmit it. The course aims at the development of competences compatible with the internationally recommended standards for the 3rd cycle of Higher Education in Europe, summarised in the following points:
- Ability to systematically understand the scientific domain of Language Sciences;
- Skills, abilities and research methods associated with the scientific field;
- Ability to conceive, design, adapt and carry out meaningful research respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity;
- Undertaking a significant opus of original research that has contributed to the extension of the frontiers of knowledge, part of which deserves national or international dissemination in publications with a selection committee.
CNAEF Classification
Mother Language and Literature
(223) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
6 semesters
Admission Requirements
- Holders of a master degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Human Sciences, Mother Language and Literature or similar;
- Holders of a bachelors degree with a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies in the areas of Human Sciences, Mother Language and Literature or similar;
- Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Adequacy and classification of access qualification;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity