MSc Language Science and Technology

Saarland University, Germany

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About Programme

Saarland University is one of the world's leading centres for computer linguistics and language technology.

  • Type: On campus
  • Start: September
  • Language: English


  • Duration: 24 months
  • Fee national: $932
  • Fee international: $932

A notable feature of the M.Sc. programme in Saarbr├╝cken is the close proximity of university institutes to a number of highly respected external research institutions that are located on campus. The Department of Computer Linguistics at Saarland University collaborates closely with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) as well as with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII) and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS).

Students on the Master' programme "Language Science and Technology" have the opportunity to contribute to research projects while their M.Sc. studies are still ongoing. The department maintains excellent ties to the international language science community and can help to arrange study-abroad periods in Europe or worldwide. Students on the Master's programme "Language Science and Technology" come from around the world; the language of instruction and examination is English.

Students on the M.Sc. course can personalize their studies by setting an individual research focus in one of the four specialist areas:

  • Computational Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Phonetics
  • Language Technology

Parts of the programme can be studied on a part-time basis, however, students must study full-time in the semester in which their final Master's thesis is written. Students receive close personal supervision in small learning groups and the teaching staff introduce students to their respective fields of research early on in the programme.


Graduates from the programme are well prepared for a research or development role in the computer linguistics sector.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification from a German or foreign university in computer linguistics or a related field, or proof of equivalent academic achievement. Proof of advanced proficiency in English. Applicants must demonstrate special aptitude by providing:

  • proof of sufficient merit in their previous academic track record
  • evidence supporting their particular interest in the subject either by submitting a personal statement written by the applicant or letters of recommendation written by referees who know the applicant academically.

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