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MA Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

University of Groningen
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
01 September 2021
Virtual open day

Program description

MA Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

The Masters in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) at the University of Groningen is an education in training the next generation of leaders in research and innovation. Language and communication are crucial aspects of human life, and this education programme provides students with a deep scientific understanding of the subject, and its role in web-based technologies.

The 2-year Masters in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) in Groningen is designed to meet industry and research demands in a rapidly growing area, offering courses in language technology, computer science, and computational and theoretical linguistics. The education programme is coordinated through Saarland University, and classes are run through Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, University of Malta, University of Nancy 2, Charles University Prague, and the University of Groningen.

Students enrolled in the Masters in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) in Groningen are provided with a profound, practice-oriented knowledge and understanding of communication and language technologies. This creates the opportunity of greater development and maintenance within multilingual infrastructures.

Upon completion of the Masters in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT), graduates have a wide range of opportunities available to them in the expansive IT industry. Students may work in the development of new technologies for multimodal and multilingual human-computer dialogue systems, in efficient processes for content management on the internet, in the development of language startegy and quality assurance, and in mutlilingual information management. Graduates are also ideal candidates for PhD positions within Language and Communication Technologies.

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Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Masters in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) at the University of Groningen are:

  • an internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the area of Linguistics or Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines
  • fluency in English

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Tuition fees

  • Full-time EU/EEA Students: € 2,168 per year
  • Full-time Non-EU/EEA Students: € 14,300 per year


Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics from Groningen, Master of Science (MSc) from the other partners

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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Why study at University of Groningen

We're a Top 100 University

Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

Our groundbreaking research

As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Vibrant Student Life

While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

Global Community

The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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