VAMoS: Computational, Psycho- & Theoretical Linguistics, Master 2 subject

  • How to translate texts automatically, i.e. using computers?
  • How do humans produce language and how do they understand it?
  • Which characteristics do languages have in common and which are different? These characteristics can concern the sounds, the form of words and sentences and their meaning.
  • How can experiments be carried out to study language and language processing?
  • How can statistics be used to analyse language and evaluate experiments?


Master of Arts
Winter- and summer semester
4 semesters
Classroom language
German, English
Not restricted, application at the faculty required
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...

​it explores the phenomenon of language from different angles: How is language processed by humans or by the computer? What do models for theoretical analyses look like? Students study programming, statistical methods and formal models in depth.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • ​Computational linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Theoretical linguistics
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • mathematical and statistical knowledge


  • dealing with linguistic data of all kinds

...struggle through:

  • formulas and programming code

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • ​Computational linguistics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Linguistics
  • Cognitive psychology
  • or related subjects

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • ​in companies working with language technology
  • in paediatric speech and language therapy
  • in research
  • in the field of data science
  • at publishers, e.g. of school books
And else?
Studying abroad ... is recommended. It is done from the 3. semester semester.
Duration: 1 semester
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dipper
Building, Room: GB 1/161
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25112
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Linguistik
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