Information for students

Information for first semester students

We would like to welcome you personally to the winter semester 2020/21. But unfortunately this is not possible due to the Corona Pandemic.

In your planning, you can assume that all courses of our study programmes (BA Language Science, BSc Computational Linguistics, MA Translation Science and Technology, MSc Language Science and Technology, MSc Language and Communication Technologies) of the coming winter semester will be offered online. (Presence) examinations will not take place before the beginning of February 2021.

We will most likely offer an (online) orientation session for first semester students in mid-October. If you have any questions regarding the start of your studies in advance, please contact us:

  • BA Language Science, MA Translation Science and Technology: Ulrike Konz
  • BSc Computational Linguistics, MSc Language Science and Technology, MSc Language and Communication Technologies: Dr. Stefan Thater

You are welcome to leave your e-mail address here if you would like to be kept informed about any changes in the planning of the teaching.

Bachelor Programmes
Language Science (B.A.)

The study programme combines the basics of language science with computational linguistics, phonetics, machine language processing and machine translation. Due to the broad range of subjects and the many options, it offers great flexibility and the opportunity to shape the study programme according to one's own interests and aptitudes.

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Computational Linguistics (B.Sc.)

An interdisciplinary study programme at the interface between language science and computer science: If you are interested in how to describe human language with formal methods and how to implement language-understanding systems with a computer, then this study programme - even without special previous knowledge - is just the right one for you.

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Phonetics (B.A.)

Phonetics can be chosen as a mandatory subject in the Bachelor "Language Science", as a complementary subject in the Bachelor "Computational Linguistics" or as a Bachelor complementary subject "Phonetics". The focus is on production, acoustics and the perception of spoken language.

Master Programmes
Language Science and Technology (M.Sc.)

The study program offers the opportunity to focus on the fields of computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, phonetics or speech processing and to participate in research projects. Due to the proximity of university institutes and non-university research facilities, Saar-Uni is one of the leading locations for computational linguistics worldwide.

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Language and Communication Technologies (M.Sc.)

This study programme makes it possible to combine a high-level education with the acquisition of foreign language skills and cultural expertise in specific content and geographical areas. The fields of language technology, computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics and computer science are individually combined.

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Translation Science and Technology (M.A.)

The highly integrated translation and language technology education offered by this program is unique in Germany. In addition to linguistic and translation skills, students acquire technological expertise and thus qualify for modern work processes in multilingual communication.

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Would you like to become a translator?

And best prepared for the digital age?

The demand for professional translators is constantly increasing worldwide, also and especially because of the enormous development in the field of machine translation.
People who can deal with language, translation and also language technology professionally and on a scientific basis are in demand!

Highly integrated translator training
The curriculum of the MA Translation Science and Technology, which is unique and innovative in Germany, is oriented towards the latest developments in the digitisation of language and machine translation as well as the high demands of professional practice. One focus of the Saarbrücken MA programme is on the latest findings and methods in language technology and empirical research.
Here you have the opportunity to qualify for modern and future-oriented work processes in multilingual communication and for research content and methods of applied linguistics and translation science.

 

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