Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) (EM) - Double Degree, M.A.

Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) (EM) - Double Degree, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) programme offered by the University of Groningen combines Theoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will study language technology in a multi-lingual setting.


The Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) programme is offerred by the University of Groningen. The two-year training is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme. The first year you will start in Groningen. You will finish the programme with a stay at one of our partner universities in the second year. After completing the track, you will receive two Master's degrees: a degree in Linguistics in Groningen and a second Master's degree depending on the partner university you chose to stay at.

The programme consists of compulsory and optional courses. In this way, you can design the programme to fit your interests. In addition, you will do a research project and write a Master's thesis.

Language and Communication Technologies is an Erasmus Mundus programme.

Job prospects:

After graduation, you are well prepared for a career in Information Technology. You can work on subjects such as web search, information management and human-computer dialogue systems. You can also continue your career in research, for instance as a PhD student at a university.

Job examples:

  • IT industry


Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Basic Statistics
  • Corpus Analysis
  • Syntatic and Semantic Theory
  • Language Modelling, 
  • Learning from Data, 
  • Multichannel Management, 
  • Neuro-Imaging and Language
  • Computer Science
  • Computational and Theoretical Linguistics
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          120 ECTS
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        Academic Requirements

        • Bachelor's diploma in a field related to Computer Science, Theoretical Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence
        • Students must be willing to complete the second year at one of the partner universities.
        • Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). ERK level C1.

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          8500 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          4350 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 4350 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Groningen

        • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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