The four-semester consecutive Master's programme 'Language Science and Technology' builds on the foundations established in a B.Sc. programme on computational linguistics or a closely related subject such as computer science or (theoretical) linguistics. The language of instruction is English.

Students on the Master's programme must acquire 120 ECTS credits (120 CP). Students select at least four core lectures (24 CP) from the following categories:

  • Computational Linguistics
  • Machine Translation
  • Linguistics
  • Computational Psycholinguistics
  • Speech Science and Speech Technology

The subsequent advanced study stage offers a range of seminars, project seminars, advanced and specialist lectures from the categories listed above and also includes the compulsory Master's seminar.

In addition, students also need to attain between 6 and 18 CP from courses in the fields of Informatics or Cognitive Psychology.

In the fourth and final semester, students complete their Master's thesis (30 CP).

Sample study schedules for each of the four areas of specialization are provided in the study regulations.

Students successfully completing the programme will be awarded a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree.


Special features

A European Master's degree programme in Language and Communication Technologies is offered within the framework of the European Erasmus Mundus cooperation and mobility scheme.