Consult here the curriculum structure and syllabus in effect as of 2023/2024


The Masters in Language Sciences has the general goal of providing knowledge and specialized skills in different domains of language sciences, contributing to the training of professionals and researchers qualified to intervene in activities related to language and the various language uses.

In 2022/2023, applications will be opened to the following areas of specialization: Language Development and Language Impairment and Linguistics.


  • To systematise fundamental concepts for linguistic description and analysis;
  • To learn about different linguistic theories and critically evaluate their suitability for the framework of work to be developed in different subareas;
  • To select methodologies of data collection and processing, in accordance with different goals and different tasks to be developed, and in articulation with different theoretical frameworks;
  • To apply theoretical knowledge and respective methodologies in the development of research into different languages and in the execution of various types of activities in fields such as: language development and language impairment; language consultancy and revision, terminology and information management within the area of specialization;
  • To identify problems and define strategies for their resolution using appropriate instruments and tools.
  • To prepare an original piece of work leading to the degree of Master.
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Areas Of expertise

  • Language Consulting and Revision
  • Specialty Terminology and Information Management

Curricular structure

Duration: 3 semesters Total credits: 90 ECTS (60 in curricular units + 30 in the non-taught component)

Modalities of non-taught component: Dissertation, Project Work or Practical Work Experience with Report

Number of credits on a free-choice basis: Students may complete credits in a free-choice regime, according to the syllabus of the specialization in which they are enrolled. These options may be taken in post-graduate level curricular units at FCSH, UNL, or other national or foreign higher education institutions, by means of a protocol.

The Master’s degree corresponds to Level 7 of the NQF and EQF - National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.