Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) (MA, MSc)

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The award
MA, MSc

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

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About Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) at University of Groningen

How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this international Double Degree track.

The track in Language and Communication Technologies combinesTheoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will studylanguage technology in a multi-lingual setting.
The two-year training is part of the prestigious internationalErasmus Mundus programme. The first year you will start inGroningen. You will finish the track with a stay at one of ourpartner universities in the second year. After completing theprogramme, you will receive two Master's degrees: a degree inLinguistics in Groningen and a second Master's degree depending on the partner university you chose to stay at.
The track consists of compulsory and optional courses. In this way,you can design the programme to fit your interests. In addition,you will do a research project and write a Master's thesis.
Language and Communication Technologies is an Erasmus Mundusprogramme.

How do we cope with the information overload of modern media? What is the best way to collect data in a multilingual environment? Find out in this international Double Degree track.

The track in Language and Communication Technologies combinesTheoretical Linguistics and Computer Science. You will studylanguage technology in a multi-lingual setting.
The two-year training is part of the prestigious internationalErasmus Mundus programme. The first year you will start inGroningen. You will finish the programme with a stay at one of ourpartner universities in the second year. After completing thetrack, you will receive two Master's degrees: a degree inLinguistics in Groningen and a second Master's degree depending on the partner university you chose to stay at.
The programme consists of compulsory and optional courses. In thisway, you can design the programme to fit your interests. Inaddition, you will do a research project and write a Master'sthesis.
Language and Communication Technologies is an Erasmus Mundusprogramme.

After your studies

Job prospects

After graduation, you are well prepared for a career inInformation Technology. You can work on subjects such as websearch, information management and human-computer dialogue systems.You can also continue your career in research, for instance as aPhD student at a university.

After graduation, you are well prepared for a career inInformation Technology. You can work on subjects such as websearch, information management and human-computer dialogue systems.You can also continue your career in research, for instance as aPhD student at a university.

Job examples

  • Career in the IT industry
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMA, MScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course fees find out

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

Students must be willing to complete the second year at one of the partner universities.

language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 onwriting skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items).ERK level C1.

previous education

Bachelor's diploma in a field related to Computer Science,Theoretical Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence

other admission requirements

For detailed admission requirements please see the programmewebsite: http://www.lct-master.org

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

Students must be willing to complete the second year at one of the partner universities.

language test

Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 onwriting skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items).ERK level C1.

previous education

Bachelor's diploma in a field related to Computer Science,Theoretical Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence

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What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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