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Language and Communication Technologies (LCT), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Bilbao, Spain
The massive use of the Internet has increased the need for natural language processing solutions. For example, supplementary linguistic processing is essential to accurately search for the information we are interested in. The Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) programme is offered by University of the Basque Country.
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If you are a philologist or linguist, you probably ask yourself how linguistic knowledge is used in them: lexicon, grammar, word-senses, or how morphological, syntactic and semantic analyses are performed automatically.

New researchers (computer scientists and linguists) are required to perform research and development in this field.

Would you like to enter the world of Natural Language Processing? Then join the Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) programme is offered by the University of the Basque Country!


  • The main goal of the programme is to analyse the language and learn the techniques and applications for computational language processing.
  • Applications developed within the language industry include:
  • Text-editing and Management (grammar and spell checkers, dictionary aids).
  • Information Retrieval and Extraction for large volumes of text.
  • Machine Translation.
  • Natural Language Interfaces.
  • Speech Processing.


  • Ability for analysis and synthesis.
  • Ability for managing information and available resources.
  • Ability for organization and planning.
  • Ability to efficiently produce the technical documentation related to the research and development task carried out.
  • Ability to investigate the design of language processing systems.
  • Ability to reason and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work in an international context.
  • ral and written communication in English.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to programming
  • Compiler Design
  • Machine Learning
  • Foundations of Linguistics
  • Statistical Methods and Corpus Linguistics
  • Computational Linguistics, Morphology and Syntax
  • Computational Logic, Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Advanced methods for corpus analysis
  • Advanced semantics
  • Aplications on Language Technologies
  • Speech Processing and speech technologies

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements


  • Computer Engineering
  • University Degree In Management IT & Information Systems Engineering
  • University Degree in Computer Science
  • University Degree in It Engineering
  • University Degree in Mathematics
  • University Degree in Philology
  • University Degree in Translation & Interpreting

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    4250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bilbao

  • 765 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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