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Language and Communication Technologies, M.Sc. & M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #468 (QS) Saarbrücken, Germany
The Language and Communication Technologies programme of Saarland University 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.

Overview

During the Language and Communication Technologies programme of Saarland University 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.

Programme highlights

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

Courses include:

  • Digital Language Resources 
  • Natural Language Algorithms and Applications
  • Language Data Science
  • Modules and learning outcomes 

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:

    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:

    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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General Requirements

  • Application has been submitted within the prescribed deadline
  • Application is correct and complete
  • Applicant has required English language proficiency
  • Applicant has a Bachelor's degree
  • Results achieved in undergraduate education: grade/class of first degree and name of programme and awarding university
  • Results in areas relevant for LCT, namely computer science and language technology (including formal linguistics)
  • How applicant is likely to benefit from participating in the LCT programme
  • Personal statement of applicant's motivation and reasons for wanting to join the LCT programme (expectations, own contributions)

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 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

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