Language Technology

Uppsala University

24 months
11476 EUR/year
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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.


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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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

  • 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

    11476 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22952 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: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 240000


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