Language Technology, M.A. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
24 months
12829 EUR/year
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The Language Technology programme of the University of Gothenburg explores the various ways computers use human language. We offer a one- or two-year option, and as a student of the programme, you will engage in hands-on learning supported by a combination of approaches from linguistic theory, statistics, and machine learning.


About Language Technology at University of Gothenburg

Have you ever wondered how Google manages to find relevant documents, even documents that do not contain any of the words you used in your search? Have you ever wished to get an answer to a question rather than a list of documents? Have you ever talked to a conversational assistant on your smartphone, or to a computer on the phone about travel plans and wished it would work better? Have you ever used translation on the web and wondered how it could be improved?

These are just some of the questions you will explore as a student of the Language Technology programme of the University of Gothenburg is about getting computers to process, use, and understand human language, and involves collaboration between a number of different fields. However, it is not only about research.

Lately, conversational assistants such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple’s Siri have received a lot of attention. These are just some of many examples of high-profile commercial applications of language technology.

Combining theory with a hands-on approach

Teaching is closely connected to research and is characterized by a focus on hybrid approaches combining theoretical and rule-based approaches with statistical and machine learning techniques. You will learn about linguistic theory as applied to language technology, and about modern approaches to language technology, from researchers who are actively engaged in developing current and future technologies. Our teachers are engaged in areas such as text technology and linguistic data resources, grammar technology and linguistic theory, and dialogue technology and spoken interaction. You will participate in hands-on practical training grounded in theory and research, which will enable you to pursue a specialist career in industry or academic research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming
  • Formal Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Dialogue Systems
  • Linguistic Resources

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
  • A personal letter
  • Grades from previous relevant higher education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12829 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25659 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 280 000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /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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