Sciences of Language, M.A. | University of Minho | Braga, Portugal
24 months
2000 EUR/year
1250 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Sciences of Language at University of Minho aims to provide a solid background in General Linguistics and Portuguese Linguistics, thus acting as a complement to the 1st cycle of studies in Portuguese Studies or Modern Languages.


About Sciences of Language at University of Minho

It is suitable to students interested in working on Portuguese and its different varieties as well as those interested in other languages, from a comparative perspective.The goals of this Program are the following:
  • to develop and deepen the knowledge and skills obtained in the 1st cycle of studies in the fundamental fields of General Linguistics and Portuguese Linguistics;
  • to promote the study of the nature of language knowledge and its use;
  • to provide the students with the skills required for an adequate description of particular linguistic phenomena framing them within the general properties of natural languages;
  • to foster original and autonomous work in the field of General or Portuguese linguistics and/or its applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Pragmatics
  • Temas de Linguística Histórica
  • Temas de Sintaxe
  • Significado e Cognição

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Pre-Registration procedure
  • Fill in the application form
  • Learning Agreement for Studies, which needs to be signed and dated by the student and home institution [preferably, the template to be uploaded should be of the Online Learning Agreement (OLA), in case it is not possible to use this template, alternatively, the use of the template made available by UMinho or Home Institution is accepted] (pdf format)
  • Copy of ID card/Passport (pdf format)
  • Home Transcript of Records (pdf format)
  • Photo (jpeg format; max. 45kb)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Braga

454 - 697 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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