Language Technology

University of Gothenburg

Master On Campus
24 months
12772 EUR/year
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Language technology is about getting computers to use human language and involves collaboration between a number of different fields such as linguistics, languages, computer science and artificial intelligence. The Language Technology programme is offered by University of Gothenburg.


The first semester of the first year the students take two introductory courses in both programming for language technological applications and relevant concepts and theories from formal linguistics. They will also get overviews of the main areas of modern language technology. This will be followed by a general introduction to natural language processing, NLP (the nuts and bolts of getting computers to understand and process human language) and programming for NLP. 

The Language Technology programme is offered by University of Gothenburg.

The second semester starts with both dialogue systems and statistical methods used in language technology. At this point, if you are taking the one year degree, you will also carry out a short master's project.


Since most of the students aim for the two year degree, they will instead continue with courses on processing the structure of language, syntax and its meaning (semantics). The first semester of the second year offers a choice from a variety of courses in language technology and related areas.

The final semester of the two year degree is entirely devoted to project work. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to programming for NLP
  • Introduction to formal linguistics
  • Speech and dialogue technology
  • Statistical methods for NLP

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with an undergraduate degree (at least three years full-time study) in language technology, computational linguistics, computer science or linguistics (with at least 30 credits, corresponding to half a year full-time study, in formal linguistics or programming) are eligible to apply for this programme. 
  • Students with an undergraduate degree in cognitive science, languages, philosophy, software engineering, information technology or mathematics can also be considered provided they can show a background in either programming or formal linguistics corresponding to 30 credits, half a year full-time study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12772 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25544 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Application fee: 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost: 268 000 SEK
  • First payment: 67 000 SEK


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Language Technology
University of Gothenburg


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