O que eu aprenderei?

The subject Computational Linguistics represents an interdisciplinary connection from the subjects General Linguistics and Computer Science and deals with the simulation of human speech ability in computer-based models. It includes the implementation of language processing systems in different application scenarios.

The students of the BA in Computational Linguistics acquire long-term basic scientific qualifications aimed at systematic critical knowledge acquisition and knowledge progress, which establish a first general scientifically sound professional qualification in the field of Computational Linguistics. The students should learn to deal with computer linguistic issues properly and scientifically.

In technical terms, the qualification goals are as follows. The graduates have a good overview of the central subject areas of computational linguistics: symbolic / rule-based, statistical methods and corpus linguistics. You can apply mathematical methods from logic and statistics. Students are familiar with the central topics of general linguistics: morphology, syntax and semantics. They can design computer programs and implement general data structures and algorithms in computer science and computational linguistics in an object-oriented language, as well as they have the theoretical understanding and ability to implement grammars and parsers and statistical methods of language processing operating on them. The graduates have specialized knowledge in two areas of computational linguistics with knowledge of the current literature, the ability to relate relevant works to one another and to be able to critically appreciate them, up to the ability to propose minor improvements. You can write and present scientific contents of computational linguistics professionally and precisely according to the standards.

In general, the graduates have the qualifications to be able to program solutions in general, so that they are attractive for every type of IT company. You have practical work experience in the company with and without programming. Beyond the purely computational linguistic perspective, the graduates have a good knowledge of the main fields of general linguistics, ie morphology, syntax and semantics, so that they also have appropriate expertise outside of computational linguistic implementation. The same applies to the above-mentioned passive and active handling of literature in the general scientific field, in particular shorter texts can be written on an academic level. Graduates are also able to collect, process and evaluate statistical data in general.

Computational Linguistics is an interdisciplinary combination of the subjects General Linguistics and Computer Science and is concerned with the simulation of human language production in computer-based models. It includes the implementation of language processing systems in various application scenarios.

Graduates of our BA in Computational Linguistics program obtain a long-term academic qualification aimed at the systematic acquisition of knowledge and the ability to critically evaluate and apply it; this qualification forms a first academically-grounded and professional qualification in the field of Computational Linguistics. Our students learn to deal with computational linguistic issues in an scientific and practically relevant manner.

Career prospects

The job prospects after graduation are varied. Our graduates are successful in small software companies or publishers as well as in research departments of large companies. Those who are more interested in further academic work can do so in the Master's program. Many of the students already work as academic assistants in current research projects during their studies.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Philosophy

Opções de estudo

Período integral (6 semestres)

1,500 euros per semester since the winter semester 2017/18; In addition, there are the usual semester fees of 158.30 euros
Data de início

Esperado Outubro 2021


University of Tubingen



Baden Wurttemberg,

72074, Germany

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Proof of good English language skills is required for enrollment at least at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference. This evidence must be provided by an internationally recognized test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). Applicants with a German Abitur as well as applicants whose native language is English or who have a degree from an English-speaking secondary school do not need any additional proof, as this already proves the B2 level.

As a formal requirement for enrollment, a knowledge of English of at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​must be documented. This must be in the form of an internationally accepted test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). Applicants with a German school leaving certificate (Abitur) and applicants whose native tongue is English or who have a leaving certificate from an English language secondary school do not need to provide additional proof, as the B2 level is thereby shown.