University Fernando Pessoa
PhD in Language Development and Disorders

3rd Cycle (Doctorate)/3 years (1 year: curricular plan; 2 years: thesis preparation)/180 ECTS

Prof. Inês Gomes

Research Areas
– Psycho-Neurolinguistic Development
– Language Disorders

The doctorate in Language Development and Disorders is structured in order provide knowledge and competences that will enable to deal with problems of language, from the perspective of its development and of its disturbances. Consequently, this cycle of studies is divided in two major domains:
– Psycho-Neurolinguistic Development and
– Language Disorders.

These specialties are related to the course’s teaching staff’s national and international research projects that have resulted in a considerable number of scientific articles and “products” such as new diagnostic, educative and therapeutic methods and approaches. The students must develop their thesis within the area of the chosen speciality.

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Curricular plan

1st semester
Research Methodologies (10 ECTS)
Verbal Language and Communication (6 ECTS)
Paralanguage and Not Verbal Communication (4 ECTS)
Processing of the Language (4 ECTS)
Brain and Language (6 ECTS)

2nd semester
Development of the Language (10 ECTS)
Disturbances of the Language in Educational Contexts (10 ECTS)
Disturbances of the Language in Clinical Contexts (10 ECTS)

3rd and 4th Semesters
Writing of the Thesis (60 ECTS)

5th and 6th Semesters
Writing of the Thesis (60 ECTS)

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