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Master Programme in Language Technology


MPLT 2016-2018

This is the standard layout of the programme. (Individual choices can also be made.)  Course links to previous instances of the courses on the 2015-2017 course page. You can take at most 30 credits within MPLT each of the four semesters. You can also take courses by freestanding (outside of a programme) application/admission. In this way you can be admitted to and registered on at most 45 cr. each semester. (Some students are liable to pay fees for application and tuition, read more here.)

Abbreviations: FC: basic/first cycle course; ALT: advanced/second cycle course in language technology; ACS: advanced/second cycle course in computer science.

Autumn 2016 FIRST SEMESTER (August 29-January 15 with Christmas and New Year period free of lectures.)

Spring 2017 SECOND SEMESTER (January 16-June 4)

Recommended courses for most students:

Autumn 2017 THIRD SEMESTER

 "Compulsory" course:

  • 5LN714 Language technology: research and development, 15 cr (ALT). (w. 35-02)
    [Entry requirement: 30 cr. advanced courses in Language Technology]

Recommended elective courses (you can take 15 cr. within MPLT in addition to 5LN714): Apply for 1DL210, 1DL340, and 1DL251 (see below) within the MPLT programme! No need (not even possible) to apply for the ALT courses. You can also find valuable courses at other UU departments and at other universities. For these, use “freestanding” application. DEADLINE 18 APRIL.

  • 1DL210 Algorithms and Data Structures I, 5 cr. (FC) (w. 35-43)
    [Entry requirement (special for MPLT): 45 cr. from MPLT]
  • 1DL340 Artificial Intelligence, 5 cr. (ACS) (w. 35-43)
    [Entry requirement (special for MPLT): 45 cr. from MPLT]
  • 1DL251 Software Engineering and Project Management, 5 cr. (ACS) (w. 35-43)
    [Entry requirement (special for MPLT): 45 cr. from MPLT]
  • 5LN708 Machine learning in natural language processing, 7.5 cr. (ALT). (w. 45-02)
    [Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 15 cr. programming]
  • 5LN716 Machine Learning in Natural Language processing, 5 cr. (ALT). (smaller version of 5LN708) (w. 45-02)
    [Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 15 cr. programming]
  • 5LN713 Syntactic Parsing (Advanced Level), 7.5 cr. (ALT). (w. 45-02)
    [Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 15 cr. programming]
  • 5LN717 Syntactic analysis, 5 cr. (ALT). (smaller version of 5LN713) (w. 45-02)
    [Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 15 cr. programming]

Spring 2018 FOURTH SEMESTER

  • 5LN709 Master thesis in language technology, 30 hp (ALT).
    [Entry requirement: 30 cr. advanced courses in Language Technology, including 5LN715 Advanced Programming for Language Technologists and 5LN714 Language Technology: Research and Development]

Concerning elective courses

When deciding on which courses to take you should consider the degree requirements. The master degree must include 120 credits of courses as follows (read more at UU's page about degrees):

  • Master thesis in language technology, 30 cr., and
  • at least another 30 cr. advanced/second cycle courses in language technology (such courses are marked ALT above), and
  • at least another 30 cr. advanced/second cycle courses (which are allowed to belong to other subject fields), and
  • at most 30 cr. courses on the basic/first cycle level.

We invite our students to take more than the minimal amount of ALT courses. However, courses from other departments and universities can be included in the degree, and can, of course, represent valuable specialisation.

Apply for courses not marked ALT through antagning.se. (You will have to manage with the Swedish only website.) Deadlines: mid October (spring courses) and mid April (autumn courses). When you apply for the computer science courses 1DL210, 1DL251, 1DL340 it is important that you make sure you do that from within the programme. Remember that freestanding courses and courses from other departments and universities can be included in a UU Language Technology Master degree.

Admission to the language technology courses (given by the Dept of Linguistics and Philology) is done directly and informally for the LT master students.

An overview of all Uppsala University courses is given by this search page in Swedish or English.

You can apply for more courses than you'll need/intend to take, and that can give you some useful freedom to choose once schedules etc. are known.

You can find syllabi and other information about courses in the Student Portal (search!).
Syllabi can also be found from the course code in this style:
http://www.uu.se/en/admissions/master/selma/kursplan/?kKod=5LN708.