Licenciatura in Language Sciences
1. To understand and to describe the way by which language activity, in both spoken and written forms, is part of a more general set of communicative activities; 2. To acquire basic knowledge, within various frameworks, in main areas of linguistics phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse fundamental for an understanding of language activity; 3. To understand the mechanisms underlying language variation and change phenomena and to use adequate methods and theoretical concepts; 4. To understand and to describe the relationships between language and cognition, language and society, and language and discourse; 5. To develop abilities to analyse, describe and explain the functioning of different natural languages, assessing the appropriateness of distinct theoretical frameworks; 6. To master basic techniques of linguistic data collection, analysis and interpretation; 7. To develop abilities to use new technologies in the study and analysis of spoken and written linguistic productions; 8. To develop competences for the application of the acquired knowledge to different areas, e.g. language pathologies, translation studies, language teaching/learning, elaboration of scientific, didactic and lexicographic tools, among others.
Bachelor (1st Cycle)
Access to other programs
Completion of the Licenciatura (1st cycle) degree allows the holder to apply for Masters programmes (2nd Cycle), or other post-graduate courses including those which do not confer a degree.
Maria do Céu Sernache Caetano Mocho
697 Euros/year or 3500 Euros/year (foreign students)
Each student must obtain 180 credits: 120 credits from compulsory courses of the study programme, 30 credits from restricted options and 30 credits from free options or a Minor from another academic area. Each semester the student may not enrol in more than 30 credits and must respect any pre-requisites which have been set. At the beginning of each semester, the student is advised as to which courses are the most appropriate for their academic pathway and which they should take.
Legal framework/Study programme - Aviso n.º 13661/2017 - DR.2ª série-Nº 221 - 16 de novembro de 2017
The degree of "licenciado" corresponds to the level 6 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.
Conditions of admittance
Students may be admitted to Higher Education through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, special competitions/regimes and entry systems, re-enrolment systems, course changes and transfers. To apply for access to higher education through the National Competition, students must fulfill the requirements described in DGES/Access to Higher Education. More info at http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/?plid=593 For more information about International Students please visit https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/internacional/estatuto-de-estudante-internacional/
A final grade, expressed as a number between 0 and 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded to the licenciatura degree. The final grade is the average of the grades obtained in the curricular units that make up the programme of study. A minimum grade of 10, on a scale of 0 to 20, is required to pass each curricular unit or course. The ECTS grade awarded for a curricular unit or at the end of the programme is based on the distribution of marks obtained by all students who passed the curricular unit or programme in the three academic years preceding that in which the student passed. The total number of students who pass or who obtain their degree in this period must be greater than or equal to thirty. If this number is not reached, the period can be extended to five years. Whenever it is not possible to obtain the minimum number of elements in the distribution or the grade awarded is a credit, the classification is assigned according to the table, contained in Ofício Nº. 11196 of Direção Geral do Ensino Superior. Final qualification and eventual qualitative mention (articles 16 and 17 of Decreto-Lei n.º 42/2005, of 22 February)
|Conditional Options (1) - The student completes 4 levels of foreign language|
|711121068||English C2.3||6.0||Mandatory ECTS number: 24|
|Conditional options (2) - The student chooses a curricular unit (Linguistics of a foreign language).|
|01100221||English Linguistics||6.0||Mandatory ECTS number: 6|
|711131044||Introduction to Linguistic Analysis||6.0|
|711131056||History of the Portuguese Language||6.0|
|711131091||Applied Research in Language Sciences||6.0|
|711131054||Lexicology and Lexicography||6.0|
|711131088||Models and Methodologies in Language Sciences||6.0|
|711131090||Advanced Topics in Linguistics||6.0|