VAMoS: Computational, Psycho- & Theoretical Linguistics

... looks into questions such as ...

  • 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?

Degree programmes


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


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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Detailed 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,


  • basic mathematical skills


  • dealing with linguistic data of all kinds

...struggle through:

  • formulas and programming code
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • ​in companies working with language technology
  • in paediatric speech and language therapy
  • in the field of data science
  • in research (after the Master’s degree)
  • at publishers, e.g. of school books

And else?

A prep course ...

is recommended.

Further information about prep courses

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.

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
Website Fachschaft