Titulo - Matrícula


Perfil de ingreso - Lingüística

Admission criteria

Profile for admission

The Doctoral Programme in Linguistics, which aims to train doctoral candidates in any of the various fields of linguistics, is directed at those who have the skills to conduct research and scientific innovation in the field of linguistics, and specifically to see complex structures in languages, subjected to universal patterns rooted in the human mind; as well as viewing them as historical products of different societies and human communities across the planet. Candidates must be able to approach linguistic phenomena with an analytical mind, search for the elements making up their structures, and with an open mind, attempting to broaden the limits of their own prior experience with access to new languages and situations.

Candidates must have postgraduate level knowledge in one of the many fields of linguistics, either traditional or modern, historical or descriptive, theoretical or applied; or in interdisciplinary fields of linguistics such as language studies and related sciences, linguistic historiography, anthropology, and psychology.

Given that the programme is taught in Castilian Spanish and English, candidates who are not native speakers of those languages must have level B2 English and/or Spanish.


XSL Content

No complementary training proposed.
Specifically, the Doctoral Programme in Linguistics will admit those candidates who hold an official Master¿s in Linguistics (theoretical or applied), Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, Master¿s in Language Studies, Translation and Interpretation, or any other Master¿s related to the multidisciplinary field of linguistics.



Matricula Procedimiento Asignacion - Común

Procedure for assigning a faculty member as a doctoral thesis tutor and director

Once a student has been accepted onto the doctoral programme, the Academic Commission will assign them a tutor from among the faculty at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) participating in the programme, who will then be responsible for ensuring good interaction with the Academic Commission and adapting the training and research activities to the principles established by the programme and the Doctorate School.

Within three months of enrolment, the Academic Commission will assign each student a thesis director from among the faculty participating in the programme. The director may or may or not be the same person as the tutor, and will be responsible for guiding and ensuring the consistency of the training and research tasks, and guaranteeing that the topic of the thesis have an impact and make a novel contribution to the field. They are also responsible for guiding the thesis plan and adapting it, if required, to other projects and activities in which the PhD student is involved.  

If the director is not a member of the faculty at the UPV/EHU, the tutor will act as a liaison.

Doctoral theses may also be co-directed, and the second co-director may or may not be a member of the DP.  New tutors or directors may be assigned at any moment during the thesis.

For more information, see the procedures and rules.

XSL Content

Specifications for this doctoral programme

No complementary training proposed.