Study Opportunities

Bachelor and master degree programs (starting from fall semester 2019)

Starting from fall semester 2019 you can study these degree programs in Computational Linguistics and Language Technology:

  • Bachelor: Major 120 and Minor 60
  • Master: Major 90 and Minor 30 (in English)

Both of these degree programs are so-called "consecutive": If you didn't study Computational Linguistics during your bachelor's degree, you will have to do additional coursework. We will decide which courses you will be obliged to do depending on your previous academic education.

We do not offer a mono-master "Computational Linguistics and Language Technology".

Further information about our degree programs are availabe on this website.

In addition to our regular master's degrees, we offer:

  • a minor "Digital Linguistics" (no prerequisites apply) and
  • a focus area "Digital Linguistics" in the mono-master's degree program "Linguistics" (prerequisites: 21 ECTS points in linguistics).

These are especially tailored for students that have no prior technical education, but want to be able to analyse and process language data.

If you are interested in the focus area "Digital Linguistics" of the mono-master Linguistics, please have a look at the website of the mono-master Linguistics.


Upon completion of a master's degree, it is possible to undertake a PhD in Computational Linguistics or Computational Linguistics and Language Technology as long as the appropriate requirements have been met.

Academic Degrees (valid until spring semester 2019)

  • As part of your bachelor studies, courses in Computational Linguistics and Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (with a stronger computer science component, imported from the curriculum of the Department of Informatics) can be studied as a major or a minor.

  • Upon completing a bachelor programme in Computational Linguistics it is possible to continue with a major or minor master's programme in Computational Linguistics or Computational Linguistics and Language Technology.  

  • Additionally, at master's level, we offer the specialised Master's programme Multi-lingual Text Analysis, which incorporates English, German, Slavic and Romance seminars.

  • In the bachelor programme, Applied Informatics can also be taken as an applied subject in Computational Linguistics. (ATTENTION: no new enrolment is possible, as new study regulations apply to the study of computer science from HS 2016)

For more detailed information, please follow the links in the navigation pane of this website.​

For ETH Zurich students it is possible to take part in Computational Linguistics courses in order to gain your 10 freely-available, foreign-subject points. Please contact our student advisor  for help in choosing the best courses.

Multiple Degrees

In the future, it should be possible to acquire several bachelors and/or masters degrees at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, whereby studies may only be taken in subjects that have not previously been studied. The previous degree is credited as a minor subject up to the amount of 30 points for the bachelor and 15 points for the master's degree. Further information is available from the responsible authorities.

Secondary and Additional Degrees

Second degree: If you already have a master's degree from another faculty or another university, this can be counted as a minor subject up to the amount of 30 points for the Bachelor and 15 points for the master's degree at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Please see the framework regulations.

Additional studies: If a master's or a graduate degree program has already been completed at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, additional studies in a further major subject and subsequent Master's major can be completed and designated as such. Please see the framework regulations.