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Description. Basic issues

ISCED CODEIsced code: 2221, 2223, 2224  

Centre responsible for the Programme: Faculty of Philology.

Programme: Programa de Doctorado en Lingüística Inglesa

Branch of knowledge: Philology

Language: English

Coordinator: Dr. Paloma Tejada Caller

Location where the Programme is given: Facultad de Filología

On-site teaching, except in exceptional cases

Academic year in which the Programme was implemented: The new Programme in English Linguistics was implemented in 2013

Continuity: Continuity (Doctoral School) 

Collaborations and Exchange programmes: Joint supervision; Other exchange programmes


Duration and continuity

  • Full-time basis: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5  years
  • (with possibility of extending a year in both cases (Real Decreto 99/2011, de 28 de enero))
  • More info: Doctoral School

Fees400 €/academic year

Places12 positions (7 for full-time, 4 for part-time). Applications evaluated on an individual basis, according to existing regulations and taking the academic profile of the applicants and their thesis proposals into consideration.

Languages in which the programnme is taught: Mainly in English. Writing the thesis in English is encouraged.

Language level to enter the programme: English C-1 and Spanish B-2

Access profiles:

  • Profile 1 (recommended): Students with specific training in the field of English Linguistics. (60 ECTS Postgraduate credits in subjects and methodology directly related to research in English Linguistics).
  • Profile 2: Graduates in English Studies or related degrees who have completed a Master's degree related to the discipline (Master's Degree in Teacher Training, Master's Degree in Spanish for Foreigners, Master's Degree in Literary Studies, Master's Degree in Literary Translation, Master's Degree in Theater and Scenic Arts, etc.). Up to a maximum of 18 credits of bridging modules in the first year of studies.
  • Profile 3: Students without specific training in English Linguistics, who present an adequate justification and a research proposal consistent with the objectives of the Programme. Up to a maximum of 18 credits of bridging modules in the first year of studies.


  • Bridging modules (only for Profiles 2 and 3): Bridging modules may be required for candidates whose CV is lacking in relation to current research in English Linguistics. These modules usually correspond to subjects of the Master in English Linguistics and International Communication.
  • Doctoral Thesis
    • Meetings with supervisors
    •  Oral defense of Thesis Proposal
  • Training activities annually planned according to the schedule

International Distinction: Possibility of obtaining a PhD with International Distinction (further information)