In line with the formation goals mentioned above, the profile of alumni from the Postgraduate Program in Portuguese Language and Literatures, in both Areas of Concentration, either as a Master's or a Doctoral student, embodies the central capabilities to assume roles as a researcher and a teacher, whether in Higher Education or Basic Education.
In both Areas, the formation actions developed provide for the creation of opportunities for Master's students to deepen their professional and academic knowledge, developing and improving skills for research activities. As for Doctoral students, the aim is for them to develop professional and academic knowledge more efficiently, carrying out their advanced research with more originality and independence, including the possibility of international dialogue.
Concerning Linguistics and Portuguese Language Areas, the Program foresees the preparation of Masters and Doctors who will be able to:
(a) conceive a critical appraisal of language, understanding it as multifaceted phenomenon and susceptible to multiple approaches;
(b) apprehend theoretical-conceptual and methodological principles and assumptions of phonological, syntactic and semantic approaches to language;
(c) apply in a consistent and critical manner the theories and methods essential to the research activity in different stages;
(d) compose analyses, categorizations and summaries associated to the theoretical reflection;
(e) assume a teaching role, whether acting in Basic Education or Higher Education, in a critical-reflective and ethical manner, with a consistent theoretical-methodological basis and with respect to diversity.
Concerning the Area of Lusophone Literatures, the Program promotes the preparation of Masters and Doctors who will be able to:
(a) understand the main theoretical-critical methods regarding the approach of the literary text in its dialogue with other types of texts, emphasizing the ones that are produced in/with Portuguese as its linguistic code;
(b) conceive a critical appraisal of language, understanding it as multifaceted phenomenon and susceptible to multiple approaches;
(c) apprehend the literary text in multiple contexts and periods of time, considering the historiographic perspective as well as an intersemiotic approach;
(d) create research projects with clarity of its object of study and objectives, adequate theoretical and methodological framework and updated bibliography, and be well prepared to literary analysis and critic;
(e) assume teaching roles in a critical-reflective and ethical manner alongside a consistent theoretical-methodological basis, whether acting in Basic Education or Higher Education.
Regarding the last topic, common to the student's formation in the two Areas, it is important to emphasize the expressive number of Masters and Doctors that took part in the Program who have joined the education system both in Basic Education and Higher Education, through national selections, an aspect that, among others, shows the commitment of the Program to the formation of human resources in the field of education.