Saarland University is one of the world's leading centres for computer linguistics and language technology. A notable feature of the M.Sc. programme in Saarbrücken is the close proximity of university institutes to a number of highly respected external research institutions that are located on campus. The Department of Computer Linguistics at Saarland University collaborates closely with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) as well as with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII) and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS).

Students on the Master' programme "Language Science and Technology" have the opportunity to contribute to research projects while their M.Sc. studies are still ongoing. The department maintains excellent ties to the international language science community and can help to arrange study-abroad periods in Europe or worldwide. Students on the Master's programme "Language Science and Technology" come from around the world; the language of instruction and examination is English.

Students on the M.Sc. course can personalize their studies by setting an individual research focus in one of the four specialist areas: Computational Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Phonetics or Language Technology. Parts of the programme can be studied on a part-time basis, however, students must study full-time in the semester in which their final Master's thesis is written. Students receive close personal supervision in small learning groups and the teaching staff introduce students to their respective fields of research early on in the programme. Graduates from the programme are therefore well prepared for a research or development role in the computer linguistics sector.

Course of study Language Science and Technology
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Can be studied as Single-subject programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction English
English language requirements TOEFL iBT: 79, TOEFL CBT: 213, TOEFL PBT: 550, Cambridge Proficiency Exam: pass, Cambridge CAE Advanced: A or B, IELTS: 6.5
Start of programme Winter semester
Application deadline 15.02.2018 for winter semester 2018/19
Where to apply Online application portal Computer Science
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
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