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Language Technology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Uppsala, Sweden
The Master Programme in Language Technology at Uppsala University will teach you how to make computers perform useful and interesting tasks involving human language. You are eligible for the programme if you have a background in linguistics, language studies, and/or computer science.
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Overview

The aim of the Language Technology programme at Uppsala University is to prepare you for a career in the commercial language technology field, as well as for a future in the academic world, for instance, as a PhD student.

Applications involving language technology are more or less defining of our contemporary way of life. They include document search and filtering, automatic translation, writers' aids, business intelligence, and user profiling. The core of language technology involves methods for automatically analysing texts with a sensitivity for their linguistic structure and content.

The challenges you will find in this field lie in the richness, unpredictability, and creativity of human communication, not least in the new modes of personal expression encouraged by social media. In working with the practical side of language technology, you will also gain insights in more theoretical computational linguistics. Important themes are empirical methods and data collection, statistics in modelling of linguistic phenomena, and machine learning.

Career

Our graduates typically work at smaller companies specialising in language technology or artificial intelligence. Some of our alumni have found employment at the large companies working in these fields, such as Google and Microsoft. A number of students have had the opportunity to continue as reseachers or PhD students in universities.The language technology field is characterised by close interaction between university groups and commercial companies. This kind of competence also opens doors to related fields, e.g. where other human behavioural data are analysed by computational methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming for Language Technologists 
  • Mathematics for Language Technologists
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Advanced programming for language technologists
  • Machine learning in natural language processing
  • Language technology: research and development

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    90

    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:

    575

    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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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Also required is 60 credits in language technology, computational linguistics, computer science, linguistics or a language subject.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Students are selected based on: a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11124 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22253 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 240000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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