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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Human Language Science and Technology
 
COURSE CODE PMSCHLTFT

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

M.Sc. (HLST)(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

2 Years

Full-time

120

COURSE OVERVIEW
The European Masters in Human Language Science and Technology (MSc. HLST) falls under the auspices of the Erasmus Mundus LCT (Language and Communication Technologies) consortium. The programme aims to create education and training opportunities for future generations of leaders in research and innovation in the area of Human Language Technology. It provides students with deep knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of LCT and it strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods.

Students spend one year at the University of Malta and another year at a partner University of the LCT consortium. In this way the programme achieves another aim of giving students a substantial taste of international collaboration.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES Students acquire in-depth knowledge in Language Science and Technology, Computational Linguistics, as well as Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The focus of instruction is on imparting solid foundations of computational linguistics and language technology (computational syntax and morphology, computational semantics, pragmatics and discourse) and solid foundations of Computer Science: Logic and Artificial Intelligence (Logic, Computability and Complexity, Formal Languages and Algorithms, Data Structures, Data Organisation and Processing).

In addition, advanced applications areas are offered including Machine Translation, Natural Language Generation, Knowledge Representation, Information Retrieval, Question Answering, Speech Technology, Bioinformatics Automated Reasoning, Web Science, Intelligent and Multi-modal Interfaces, Search Engine Technology, Neural Networks, and Machine Learning.

Students acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer Science.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY This degree serves as a qualification for follow-up PhD studies with the participating partners and other institutions or as an additional qualification for a career in the IT industry. In both cases, the degree is a guarantee of high quality education for students who will in the future work on multilingual information management, the development of new technologies for adaptive multimodal and multilingual human-computer dialogue systems, efficient processes for content-management on the Internet, and development of language strategy and quality assurance, especially in the rapidly expanding European area.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR Prospective students for this course should have a first degree in Computer Science or an equivalent with the potential to develop a strong aptitude in the study of Linguistics and in formal models of communication, or a first degree in Linguistics or related area with an aptitude for formal methods, some experience in Computer Programming, and strong potential to develop skills in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a first cycle degree in an area of study which the Board considers as appropriate, provided that the first cycle degree is obtained with a second class honours or better classification, or an equivalent classification.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that their standard of English is satisfactory. The offer of a place on the Course may be made subject to the applicants obtaining such proficiency qualifications prior to the commencement of their studies.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2011.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
COURSE FEES
Local/EU Applicants: €4,000 per annum

Non-EU Applicants: €8,000 per annum
 


 

 

 
Last Updated: 10 March 2017
 
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