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Master's Programme in Language Technology

Elective courses and degree requirements

Entry and degree requirements

When deciding on which courses to take you should consider the two kinds of regulation that provide the formal constraints: (1) course entry requirements (stated in the syllabi and above) and (2) degree requirements. The master degree must include 120 credits of courses (possibly also from other universities and countries) 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 in the course overview), and
  • at least another 30 cr. advanced/second cycle courses (which are allowed to belong to other subject fields, e.g. advanced computer science, ACS in the course overview), and
  • at most 30 cr. courses on the basic/first cycle level (marked FC in the course overview).

We invite and recommend 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 belonging to other departments (at UU and other Swedish universities) through or antagning.se (some courses only appear in this Swedish system) or universityadmissions.se. 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. Freestanding and programme application to other courses are equivalent.

Admission to the language technology courses given by the Dept of Linguistics and Philology is done directly when the courses start for MPLT 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 be registered to 30 credits of courses belonging to the programme and an additional 15 credits of freestanding courses. You who are fee-paying students typically pay for 30 credits each semester, but that is checked at the time of registration, when you actually enroll in the courses. When it comes to application and admission you can count on the 45 credit limit.

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: