Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

Doutoramento em Linguística (Doctorate in Linguistics)

Name of the HEI offering the course: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)

Type of academic programme: Doctorate

Thematic field of study: Governance  and Social Sciences

Title of the academic programme: Doutoramento em Linguística (Doctorate in Linguistics)

Duration (in semesters): 6

Study credits/hours (per semester): 30/204.5
Objectives (max. 150 words):

(Objectives of the master/doctoral programme in relation to the identified needs and the link to the thematic field(s) proposed; etc.)

The main objective is to provide advanced training on language issues, not only in structural terms but also in terms of the social dimensions of language use with an impact on social development, taking into account the linguistic diversity of the country. The program addresses issues on the relationship between language and culture, language and society, language and education, and language and development. The program will enable the country to have professionals highly qualified to face challenges related to the diversity of social problems related to language use, which in the end affect social participation in national development activities.
Structure and content (max. 400 words):

(Structure and content of the programme, subjects covered; assessment methods; etc.)

It is a three years program, consisting of two parts: coursework, and preparation of a thesis. The coursework takes the first year (two semesters) covering 2 courses (Advanced Research Methods, and Advanced Specialization Seminar, Preparation of the Thesis Research Proposal). The total program will correspond to 135 credits. All students graduate after the completion and defence of a thesis. Research undertaken within the program centres around 3 specialization areas: Theoretical Linguistics (Portuguese Linguistics, Bantu Linguistics, English Linguistics, and French Linguistics), Applied Linguistics (Communicational Applied Linguistics, Educational Applied Linguistics, Applied Linguistics for Development), and Behavioural Linguistics (Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Anthropology and Psycholinguistics). Assessment is done through long essays, papers, classroom presentations, class assignments, written or oral exam and the public defence of the thesis.
Learning outcomes (max 200 words):

(The expected learning outcomes in view of the students’ future academic opportunities and employability, the personal competences, and the impact at institutional, national, regional levels)

The graduate acquires knowledge, competencies and skills to undertake linguistic analysis and research for the description of languages as well as of its social dimensions of use.

Recognition and accreditation obtained:

(The master/doctoral program offered must have been recognised and accredited at the time of this application. The official proof of accreditation can be asked by the Agency for all programmes indicated in this section during project implementation.)

The name of the relevant authority that accredited the program:

The University Council ( or (

Period of validity of accreditation:
5 years

 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme


Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.


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