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Antonio de Nebrija University presents its new Doctorate Programme, called Doctorate in Applied Linguistics to Language Teaching, that comes up in a scientific, economic and social context characterized by the need to develop the multilingual competency of citizens.
In this respect, this programme aims to develop a line of research focused on applied linguistics to teaching based on the following subjects: Language acquisition and language learning, Sociolinguistics and Language Pragmatics, Linguistic Policies and their relationship with the learning of second, foreign languages or the bilingual condition, Corpus Linguistics, Evaluation and certification of linguistic competence or Professional application of the multilingual condition.
The criteria to access the Doctorate Programme are described in the following section, and are those set by law to that effect. Therefore, any candidate meeting those criteria should have legal access to the programme. Nevertheless, the recommended profile is defined below, which fits better with the priority research areas defined in the programme:
Moreover, every candidate for the research period in order to elaborate the doctoral thesis should:
In general, in order to access an official Doctorate Programme, it is necessary to own an official Spanish qualification/degree or equivalent, and a University Master. Furthermore, those candidates meeting the following cases will be also admitted:
It has been set the following scale to grant access to the above mentioned Doctorate Programmes:
* In the case of non-European diplomas: "apostille" in documents issued in countries that have signed the Hague Convention or legalization through diplomatic channels, in other cases
**If the documentation has not been issued in Spanish, it must be accompanied by the corresponding official sworn translation
Send the application with all the documentation by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctoral candidates with the recommended or acceptable profiles holding the needed qualifications to enrol in this Doctorate Programme and who have been admitted, but without enough specific training on Research Methodology in Applied Linguistics, should fulfil complementary training actions to their previous studies, up to a maximum of 12 ECTS credits (between 4 and 12, depending on their profile). This specific complementary training is mandatory for those students who access the Doctorate Programme with a graduate degree of at least 300 ECTS credits, unless the syllabus includes Research Methodology credits equivalent to those of a Master course or those accessing with a B.A. qualification (qualifications prior to RD 1393/2007)
The criteria and procedures applied to assess whether candidates have enough specific training on Research Methodology are the following:
Master partial tuition (between 4 and 12 credits) is considered for those candidates without enough previous training on research methodology in Applied Linguistics. According to their previous formation, they will have to complete 4, 8 or 12 credits. Due to its complementary nature, these credits should be fulfilled by students in their first year of their Doctorate studies.
The three subjects proposed as complementary training are the following:
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Diploma en Metodología de Investigación en Lingüística Aplicada
PhD students will have to take 125 hours of training, of which 45 hours will be of transversal training (common to all doctoral students of the university) and 80 hours of specific training (of the doctoral program in applied linguistics).
The distribution of the activities in full-time dedication has a decreasing logic and is concentrated in three years, while in the part-time dedication it is distributed over five years of training.
The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme in applied linguistics referred to in Article 8.3 of Royal Decree 99/2011 will be in charge of the monitoring of doctoral students and will be responsible for training and research activities. The academic committee will comprise the following members:
Most of the doctors completing the Applied Linguistics programme become academics and researchers at Spanish and international universities.
This meeting, organized by the School of Languages and Education, in its interest to promote the use of foreign languages in different areas of society and business, aims to raise awareness in the university community of the importance of the commitment we all have to assume due to our commitment to building a Europe in which its citizens make intercomprehension efforts.