The domains open for PhD studies in linguistics are the various areas of research in theoretical linguistics. Candidates have to choose their dissertation supervisors and get their approval upon entering the program. The supervisors determine what courses and seminars the student needs to attend, and guide the student in preparing a research proposal for his/her dissertation. The research proposal undergoes external reviewing. Upon its approval, the student proceeds to executing the proposed research and writes up the dissertation. Throughout the process, students work closely with their supervisors, and receive on-going individual attention and guidance at all stages of their dissertation research. The department places special emphasis on original research, often including interdisciplinary work, and provides students with hands-on experience within the research projects run by senior staff members and at the department labs. Students participate in our weekly interdisciplinary research colloquium, where invited speakers, faculty members and graduate students present their research including overviews of debated topics in the field. Our PhD students win prestigious fellowships, present their research at international conferences and publish in scientific journals.
Studies towards the PhD degree in linguistics are offered by the Department of Linguistics within the administrative framework of the School of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science Studies. Admission to the PhD program in linguistics requires an MA degree (with a minimal grade of 85) with thesis in linguistics (with a minimal grade of 85). Students who do not meet these requirements may make up for the missing background by completing preparatory studies. For more information, see research student page and scholarships. Candidates' advisor: Prof. Julia Horvath.
Students who wish to pursue PhD studies in the field of neurolinguistics can also apply to the PhD program of the Sagol School of Neuroscience. For more information, see application. Candidates' advisor: Prof. Aya Meltzer-Asscher.