Doctorate in Translation and Terminology

Universidade de Aveiro
Program overview
3 years
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
English, Portuguese

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About this program

Doctorate in Translation and Terminology

The main objectives of the Doctoral Program in Translation and Terminology aim to develop:

  • fundamental knowledge of the theoretical and methodological framework of the study areas involved;
  • systematic understanding of the processes and products of translation studies and terminology, as well as technology and other areas of application (Technical Communication and Specialized Translation) that intersect with translation and terminology and that impose new challengers on these fields of study;
  • knowledge of broader theoretical and methodological perspectives, such as Machine Translation, revision of technical-scientific text, as well as pre- and post-editing of texts;
  • capacity to carry out research and generate discussion on the challengers and results obtained, at national and international forums, thus contributing with new knowledge towards the development of these study domains.

It is intended that students acquire:

  • skills to conceive, design and conduct high quality scientific research in the areas of the course;
  • skills to analyze, appraise and process complex scientific information;
  • competence to investigate, with progressive autonomy, the subject of the thesis, discuss the various stages, difficulties and results of their work profitably, thus contributing with knowledge, methodologies and new products to enrich these domains;
  • skills to communicate the results of research undertaken and to present and discuss issues within their area of specialization with the scientific and technical community and to present their findings to society in general.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

1st Semester

  • Specialised Translation
  • Discourse and Translation
  • Research Methodologies in Translation and/or Terminology

2nd Semester

  • Terminology
  • Free option

Year 2

1st Semester


2nd Semester


Year 3

1st Semester


2nd Semester


Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fees 2022/2023: 2000€/year
  • International tuition fees 2022/2023: 2000€ /year

Career paths

This Program enables professionals to work in the production of scholarship and in professional settings (in the fields where translation and terminology are applied; scientific and technological institutions, businesses, education, etc.).

The training this Program provides will be increasingly sought after considering that businesses and other organizations identify increasing need to respond to multilingual communication and face a vast array of challenges in the creation, management and updating of terminology and documentation, in general.

The advanced training provided by this course will thus represent an asset for all those who address these needs, both nationally and internationally, in public and private entities, as there are still scarce human resources with advanced professional end research competencies in these areas.

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Universidade de Aveiro

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Why study at Universidade de Aveiro

Why is Universidade de Aveiro the your next best step?

  • Teaching and research experiences of excellence: here in Aveiro, you will find some of the best teachers, known internationally for their field work, investigation methods and results and 20 research centers evaluated with incredible remark.
  • Intercultural environment: in a universe of over 90 nationalities, you can expect to see, feel and live cultures from all around the globe. Besides all the Intercultural events (more than 80 in 2019), you can count on a team fully dedicated to help you in any matters related to your studies and living abroad circumstances.
  • Learn for the future: it is a modern university, with excellent infrastructures to learn and to start developing your career today. The university’s interdisciplinary atmosphere is crucial for the growth of critical knowledge and to develop towards society.
  • Academic support: Universidade de Aveiro offers to its international students’ programs that allow them to get familiar with Portuguese language or level their knowledge on core subjects like Mathematics.
  • International cooperation and mobility: While studying in Aveiro, you can take advantage of numerous mobility programs that will take your education experience to a whole different level, while living in a new country, meeting new people and learning new skills. Universidade de Aveiro also has cooperation agreements with hundreds of international institutions.
  • Young and vibrant city: A medium sized city, with a low cost of life, capable of combining both amazing natural places, such as beaches, mountains and rivers and, at the same time, renowned innovation & tech events, projects and centers.

Contact info

Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

Phone no: +351+351 234 370 200

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