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Linguistics - Societies and Cultures

University of Madeira

24 months
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This Linguistics - Societies and Cultures masters at University of Madeira offers an advanced training programme in linguistic studies applied to a range of different societies and cultures. The intention is to provide answers for the challenges and linguistic demands in the multilingual and multicultural contempory context. 


The Linguistics - Societies and Cultures course aims at promoting research methods in Linguistics; identifying the importance of the scientific area of Linguistics as a factor of knowledge of societies and cultures, in wide and multidisciplinary contexts; researching and appreciating different linguistic identities in local, regional and national societies and cultures; providing in depth knowledge in linguistics with a focus on areas such as Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Discourse and Cognition, Geographic and Sociocultural Variation, Comparative Linguistics, Translation Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Phonetics and Prosody as well as Linguistic Revision and Editing; developing interdisciplinary studies based on the framework of Linguistics as a Social Science for a better understanding of societies and cultures, mainly through a qualitative analysis of empirical data; handling different relevant aspects of Linguistic Studies in different varieties and norms of the Portuguese Language in the Lusophone area in addition to other culture bearing languages; promoting language awareness in different communicative situations (intercultural and multidisciplinary) and contrastive analysis in the face of other interacting linguistic codes; developing efficient, clear and unambiguous communication skills, research proposals and sociocultural, linguistic and ethnographic action.


Graduates are specialized in the area of Linguistic Studies, geared towards different professional areas in multicultural contexts such as: embassies and consular services, public relations, language and culture industries, intercultural communication, translation and text editing and revision. 

Graduates at University of Madeira benefit from a transversal education, becoming aware of linguistic, cultural and human challenges of contemporary societies. Skilled to design and manage linguistic projects in the scope of the social and cultural diversity of the Portuguese language, as well as other languages, promoting their sociocultural and linguistic identity and heritage in different multidisciplinary, regional, national, european and international institutions and technical offices.


The mission of Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) is to contribute to improving the quality of Portuguese higher education, through the assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions and their study programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Technical Research in Linguistics
  • Pragmatics, Discourse and Cognition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Dissertation Project / Work / Internship
  • Geographical and Sociocultural Variation of the Portuguese Lexicon
  • Island Societies and Cultures


All candidates must hold one of the following: a bachelor's degree or a legal equivalent; a foreign academic degree, recognized as complying with the objectives of a bachelor's degree.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates may apply if holders of an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent; holders of an international higher academic degree, recognized as meeting the objectives of an Undergraduate degree in the field of electrotechnical engineering; holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by head of this cycle of studies, attesting to the ability to the conclusion of the degree.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Funchal

521 - 798 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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