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BSc in Human Language Technology


The BSc programme in Human Language Technology (HLT) offered by the Institute of Linguistics is an innovative program for talented and focused students who wish to excel in developing advanced information and communication technology (ICT) dedicated to the treatment of human language.

HLT students will learn about the intricacies of human language, and how these can be made accessible to computers. They will also be introduced to computational tools, and learn the programming skills necessary to design such intelligent systems.


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"Combining linguistics and computers to build systems that many people take for granted nowadays intrigued me and led me to choosing a BSc in HLT."
Samiro Bartolo, 1st-year BSc student

BSc course requirements

General university entry requirements hold for the course.

The programme is aimed at students with a Science background (including IT and Mathematics), as well as students who have a background in Arts subjects. However, all students are expected to take an interest in computer programming and work to develop their skills in this area. 


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"Programming is the biggest challenge... but once you get to know how it works it gets very interesting to try to develop a program of your own."
Nicholas Schembri, 1st-year BSc student


Employment opportunities

HLT is an area of growing importance in research and production both in academic and in commercial sectors. The course provides students with the basic skills required in the sector, including programming, problem solving, project management, as well as knowledge of ICT, linguistics and language applications, which should allow them to seek opportunities of employment in the ICT sector, the language sector and in academia.

The course also offers placements, in which students spend periods of time in real work environments and carry out project work. These are intended to help students identify potential careers, as well as train them on real-world tasks.

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"This experience served to give me a clearer idea of how things operate within an ICT company, with a linguistic edge to the software."
Marco Distefano, 2nd-year BSc student, about his placement
 

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Timetables

Class timetables are now available from this page.

For study-units LIN1063, LIN1065, LIN2013 and LIN5063, please click on this page to check the Academic English timetable.

Ethical approval
Deadlines for submission of ethical approval forms to the Institute Research Ethics Committee are now available on the Research page.
Linguistics Circle
Uwe Reyle, University of Stuttgart

Title:
Perfect Tense Forms in English, German and French

Date:
Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 12:00 hrs

Venue:
GW156
 
 
Last Updated: 26 October 2016

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