PhD in Applied Linguistics (Portuguese)

Duration: 4 years
Medium of Instruction: Portuguese


  • To provide students with a comprehensive study and understanding of the theoretical, empirical, and practical dimensions of Linguistics.
  • To enable future researchers to understand the diversity of issues associated with the study of Portuguese Speaking Countries Language in society from a variety of critical and comparative perspectives and frameworks.
  • Students should identify scientific questions and subject them to critical analysis in an independent way.
  • Through the submission of their thesis, graduates of this programme will make their own contribution to the research field of Linguistics.


  • Two tracks:
    • Regular track
    • In-service track
  • More interdisciplinary approach which encompasses related areas such as applied linguistics, cross-language studies, second language acquisition and language pedagogy.
  • Tailored to provide relevant insight into curriculum design, teaching methodologies and assessment practices as well.
  • Designed for students who are or aspire to a career in Higher Education.
  • The in-service track is specially conceived for instructors of Portuguese language, locally and regionally, allowing them to study a PhD degree while attending to their professional obligations.

Graduation Requirements

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Entry Requirements

Career Prospects

Higher Education career, Language teaching, Research on Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, etc.