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MSc in Language and Computation
BSc in Human Language Technology
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Are you into Language and Computing? 

Study Human Language Technology  

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The B.Sc. (Honours) programme in Human Language Technology is open to students from different backgrounds. A keen interest in scientific inquiry and an interest in technology and programming are the most important prerequisites!

The programme, which is taught in English, targets students from a variety of backgrounds who want to contribute to the development of intelligent computer systems that use natural language.


Career prospects

  • Many companies, both locally and abroad, seek specialists in HLT to research and design new products: virtual assistants (Apple Siri), translation systems (Google Translate), or search engines.
  • The B.Sc. also gives you a thorough grounding in Linguistics. You can also choose a career in a language focused field, such as translation. 
  • A degree in HLT opens doors for further postgraduate study, from Masters to Ph.D. level, both in Malta and abroad.

  • An interdisciplinary field 

    HLT combines Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Breakthroughs in the field include:

    • Developments in automatic translation.
    • Fast and efficient search engine technology. 
    • Automatic generation of reports from raw data.
    • Speech-based interfaces found on smart phones.  

    Further information

    Further information about the course can be obtained from the links below. 

    How to Apply

     You can apply online using the University of Malta admissions portal.


    Contact us for more info: 234 021 51  or









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