Since 1994 till year 2006-07, the IULA offered a PhD program in Linguistic Sciences and Applied Linguistics (at first untitled PhD in Applied Linguistics: Lexic and discourse), that was given financial aids for Quality Doctoral Programs on each edition. During its nine editions, hosting 151 students, numerous PhD dissertations on the different research subjects at the institute have been submitted.
Credits, academic structure and course description
To study the applied aspects of linguistic theory and design specific applications, as well as treating transversal topics of communication and discourse that involve language in formal and informal situations, both on specific and general topics in monolingual and multilingual domains.
To contribute to the offer of Catalan doctoral programs with a Ph.D. focusing on the fields of general linguistics, general applied linguistics, computational linguistics and language engineering, lexicography, terminology, language variation, general and specialized discourse, knowledge management and forensic linguistics, that takes into consideration the topics of the research and teaching doctoral guidelines of the IULA as well as other complementary teaching needs of professionals of these fields.
The 40 credits of the MA degree as well as the 32 Ph.D taught credits can be obtained over one or two years. The academic course begins in October and finishes in September of the following year.
The research works to obtain the 12 research credits begin at the end of the first course and should be finished by the end of the second course or, at the most, by the end of the corresponding year.
The Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia has recognized this program as a Quality Doctoral program since 1995 and has given concrete finacial aids for Quality Doctoral Programs as well as for the mobility of students and the teaching staff.
Especifically, since 2003 the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad (ANECA) concedes a Quality Mention for doctoral programs. Our Ph.D in Language Sciences and Applied Linguistics was awarded the Quality Mention during the course 2003-2004 (MCD2003-00655) and it was renewed in the academic periods 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.
The Departament d'Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació of the Generalitat de Catalunya allowed the doctoral program a grant from the ADQUA program (Grants program for Catalan universities doctoral programs in social sciences and humanities ) for the course 2003-2004, consisting of a subside and two scholarships which have been renewed for the course 2004-2005.
In 2004 the doctoral program was also allowed a grant for the internationalization of MA and doctoral programs (IQUC) of the Departament d'Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació of the Generalitat de Catalunya for the course 2004-2005, with the granting of a Ph.D scholarship to a foreign student (2004IQUC1/00022).
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