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.
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.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to:
Describe and use, critically and creatively, linguistic theories in a comprehensive way and master the main theoretical and methodological tools to perform original linguistic analysis.
Apply a variety of critical and comparative theoretical frameworks to explain, examine and understand issues in society related to the study of languages in Portuguese-speaking countries and to demonstrate the impact of scientific research in societal issues of such countries.
Think independently and critically, judge and analyze language-related problems in a scientific way and develop original study design involving argumentation capacity, experimental methods, fieldwork and/or theoretical analysis.
Design a research project and write a thesis which can make an original contribution to the field of General/Portuguese linguistics, based on the building of original hypotheses, conjectures, reasonings and research questions.