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Language and Communication Technologies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #443 (BCR) ,
Saarland University is the coordinating institution for the international Master's programme "Language and Communication Technologies". The programme offers students from around the world high-class academic training coupled with the opportunity to improve their foreign language skills and hone their intercultural competence by selecting subject-related and geographical areas of preference.

About

Students study at two of the participating universities within the consortium, which, in addition to Saarland University, includes universities in the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain, China and Australia. Students can combine modules from the fields of language technology, computer linguistics, theoretical linguistics and informatics in a way that reflects their own personal academic interests. Depending on the focus of the modules and courses taken, graduates from the programme will be awarded either an M.Sc. or an M.A. degree from each of the two universities at which they studied.

Each student receives support and guidance from two academic supervisors – one from each of the student's two chosen universities. Students work with their supervisors to develop an individual study plan, which then has to be approved by the study committee that represents the consortium. The Master's thesis project is jointly supervised and can be carried out at either or both of the chosen institutions. The Master's thesis is defended in front of a jury whose members are drawn from the two chosen universities. A number of scholarships and other funding sources are available to financially support students on the Master's programme.

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    550

    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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • a personal statement of interest written in English. Please write no more than two pages focusing on:
  • your reasons for applying
  • your areas of interest in relation to the various sub-disciplines within the field of language and communication technologies (language technology, computational and theoretical linguistics, and computer science)
  • 2. a up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV), written in English
  • your Bachelor's degree certificate
  • relevant certification that you fulfill the necessary language requirements
  • a transcript of academic records
  • a copy of your identity document.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

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

    4250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Saarbrücken

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

By submitting an application to the program, you will automatically also be considered for the relevant Erasmus Mundus scholarship, if applicable.

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