The PhD in Linguistics offers conditions for students to:

  • to deepen their knowledge and critical understanding of theoretical and methodological models of Linguistics and their application in diversified research contexts, including interdisciplinary contexts;
  • to produce original research work, contributing to the development and dissemination of knowledge in the area of Linguistics at a national and international level.

Areas Of expertise

  • Lexicology, Lexicography, Terminology
  • Text and Discourse Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language Teaching
  • General linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Portuguese Linguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

Curricular structure

Duration: 8 semesters. Total Credits: 240 credits (60 in curricular units + 180 in the non-taught component).

Modalities of non-taught component: Thesis.

Number of credits on a free-choice basis: 10 credits. The free-choice seminar may be chosen from among the postgraduate courses offered at NOVA FCSH; by other departments of the Nova University of Lisbon, or by other Portuguese or foreign higher education institutions, by agreement or protocol.

The degree of Doctor corresponds to level 8 of the NQF/EQF - National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.