PhD programme in Language and Linguistics

PhD programme (doctoral education)

PhD programme in Language and Linguistics


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The PhD programme in Language and Linguistics

About the PhD programme

This PhD-programme includes all areas of linguistics and is open to qualified applicants working with linguistic research questions. A wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches are used within the programme, and the programme aims to make the education as relevant as possible to the candidates’ fields of interest.


To be admitted to a PhD-programme you must have a complete funding plan and have completed at least five years of higher education including a master’s degree. You must have a strong academic record from your previous studies and the project description must hold a high academic standard.

Career options

A PhD is the highest level of formalized education in Norway.

Most doctors with a degree in language and linguistics continue in academia as postdoctoral fellows, researchers, associate professors and, eventually, full professors, but our doctors can also be found in other fields as for instance advisers, researchers and research librarians.

Programme structure

A PhD is a three-year degree based on five years of higher education, including a master's degree or other equivalent education. The programme consists of a coursework component of 30 ECTS and a doctoral thesis.

06 Oct 2015

Facts about the programme

Facts about the programme

Degree level: PhD
Length of programme: 3 years
Campus: Dragvoll, NTNU

Application deadline: Continuous admission

For current PhD candidates