Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

This Programme aims to contribute to the advanced training of researchers and to the production of knowledge in specific areas of Linguistics. Grounded on research lines of two R&D Centers (CEL-UE and CIDEHUS-UÉ), both accredited by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), it provides students with close supervision of their research work (a supervisor or a supervisory team is assigned to each of them), also encouraging them to actively participate in several scientific events. By the end of this programme, therefore, students will have developed the ability to think critically, to design and carry out an original and relevant research topic in Linguistics, being responsible for all their academic work and complying with research integrity and good practice, and to transfer knowledge to the academic community and society at large.
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (50 required and 10 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Specific Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements:

According with nº 30º, DL 115/2013, 07th August

a) holders of a Master's degree or legal equivalent in the area of Linguistics or related areas;

 b) holders of a Bachelor's degree, with a particularly relevant scholar or scientific curriculum in the area of Linguistics or related areas, attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies which is recognized as such by the official scientific organ of the University of Évora;

c) holders of a scholar, scientific or professional curriculum, attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies, by the statutorily competent scientific authority of the University of Évora.


Candidates to the PhD Programme in Linguistics will be selected and ranked in accordance with both curricular analysis and qualification criteria. Curricular analysis criteria (with a worth of 40%) include publications in national and international scientific journals; teaching experience; supplementary training in the area of the degree or in any related one; the participation in national and international meetings. Qualification criteria (with a worth of 60%) include the relevance of the areas of the academic qualifications and the classifications obtained.

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 8
International Students
Initial Places: 12

Study Plan

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Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1250 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1250 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1450 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Maria do Céu Brás da Fonseca []

Academic Manager: Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE