Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology

Master of Science in Language and Computation
(M.Sc.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for elective study-units to a total of 25 ECTS credits from their chose elective stream, as indicated in the programme of study. Students should make sure that non-level 5 study-units amount to no more than 10 ECTS credits in total.

Furthermore, students may be required to follow and pass supplementary study-units to which a maximum of 12 ECTS credits are assigned, as specified by the Board.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARI5905 Research Topics in Natural Language Processing 5 ECTS

Elective Stream 1: For students with a background in Computing or Human Language Technology
Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARI2572 Computational Morphology and Syntax 6 ECTS
CPS3235 Data Science: From Data to Knowledge 5 ECTS
CPS5200 Mathematics of Discrete Structures 5 ECTS
ICS2205 Web Intelligence 5 ECTS
ICS5110 Applied Machine Learning 5 ECTS
ICS5111 Mining and Visualizing Large-Scale Data 5 ECTS
LIN3010 Language Typology and Universals 4 ECTS
LIN3502 Multimodal Interaction and Communication 4 ECTS
LIN3503 Speech Technology 4 ECTS
LIN5111 Data-driven Methods for Natural Language Processing 6 ECTS
LIN5580 Computational Lexical Semantics 4 ECTS

Elective Stream 2: For students with a background in Theoretical Linguistics or a related area
Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARI2572 Computational Morphology and Syntax 6 ECTS
CPS5200 Mathematics of Discrete Structures 5 ECTS
ICS2205 Web Intelligence 5 ECTS
ICS5001 Introduction to Programming through Python 5 ECTS
LIN3502 Multimodal Interaction and Communication 4 ECTS
LIN3503 Speech Technology 4 ECTS
LIN5111 Data-driven Methods for Natural Language Processing 6 ECTS
LIN5580 Computational Lexical Semantics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN5002* Dissertation 60 ECTS

* Work on the dissertation is expected to start in semester 2 of academic year 2020-21 and continue up to the end of semester 1 of academic year 2021-22.

Elective Stream 1: For students with a background in Computing or Human Language Technology
Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARI5121 Applied Natural Language Processing 5 ECTS
CPS5201 Discrete Mathematics 5 ECTS
ICS5114 Big Data Processing 5 ECTS
LIN3504 Multilingual Computing 4 ECTS
LIN5022 Grammar Models 4 ECTS
LIN5031 Machine Learning Methods for Natural Language Processing 6 ECTS

Elective Stream 2: For students with a background in Theoretical Linguistics or a related area
Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

ARI2203 Natural Language Processing: Methods and Tools 4 ECTS
ICS5000 Natural Language Programming 4 ECTS
ICS5003 Knowledge Representation and Reasoning for Language Technology 5 ECTS
LIN2301 Experimental Techinques and Paradigms 4 ECTS
LIN3504 Multilingual Computing 4 ECTS
LIN5031 Machine Learning Methods for Natural Language Processing 6 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Language and Computation - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology.
 
Last Updated: 10 March 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

https://www.um.edu.mt/course/programme