Linguistic Data Science

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What rules, which even native speakers are not aware of, can help to understand languages?
  • Is there a closed set of rules for each language?
  • How can computers and machines learn human language?
  • How can pattern recognition help translate languages?
  • How can you recognise computer-generated texts and fake reviews?

Degree programmes


Linguistic Data Science, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: English

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

​it combines linguistics, computer science and data science at a sophisticated level.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • ​Theoretical linguistics
  • Linguistic Data Science
  • Computational Linguistics

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • Basic knowledge of linguistics, mathematics and computer science


  • Language and logic puzzles

struggles through:

  • Large volumes of as yet unsorted data

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • ​Linguistics
  • computer science
  • mathematics/statistics
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • ​in science and research
  • in companies involved in speech recognition or speech generation
  • in speech recognition and speech processing projects in many industrial sectors
  • in linguistic accessibility
  • in public security

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Anneli von Könemann
Building, Room: GA 2/140
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28114
Website academic advisory office


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