The Master' programme 'Language Science and Technology' aims at basic, applied, and cognitive research on written and spoken language that combines with state-of-the-art facilities to provide students with a rich and stimulating environment. Saarland University is one of the world's leading centres for computational linguistics and language technology. Students can put the focus on various fields of language processing such as computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, phonetics and speech science or speech technology.

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 computational linguistics sector.

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 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).

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. 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 come from around the world. The language of instruction and examination is English.

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 15.02.2020 for winter semester 2020/21
Where to apply Online application portal Computer Science
Tuition fees Not applicable
Semester fee See current fee structure
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Department of Language Science and Technology