- Relevant qualifications accepted/recognized by the university.
We offer three concentrations in the programme: (I) computational syntax and semantics, (II) statistical natural language processing and (III) laboratory phonology and speech processing. Students select two out of these three and are expected to write their Master’s thesis on a topic related to one of the two selected concentrations. In a computational linguistics team laboratory in the second semester, students acquire practical skills for typical collaborative project situations.
Apart from basics class, concentrations, team lab and Master’s thesis, about one quarter of the programme consists of specialisation modules. Students have great leeway in selecting these modules. They are offered by the Institute for Natural Language Processing and by the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Linguistics. The M. Sc. Computational Linguistics is a good basis either for a PhD programme in computational linguistics/natural language processing or for a position in industry and at research organisations that involves text and speech processing systems.