Language Science and Technology
Language Science and Technology is a new in-person M.A. programme at the Institute of Applied Linguistics financed by the Excellence Initiative – Research University programme.
In the academic year 2023/2024 it will be offered free of charge for both Polish and foreign students.
The duration of the programme is 2 years.
From the second semester, students will be able to apply for a scholarship for their academic performance.
Who is it for?
If you would like to
- learn the basics of programming (e.g. Python)
- gain experience in statistical analysis (R, SPSS)
- learn how to investigate linguistic systems using experimental methods
- learn about language processing in the brain
- learn about the social underpinnings of language use
- deepen your knowledge of the English language
- learn about the less known areas of linguistics
If you would like to find out
- what linguistics has in common with language corpora and large databases
- how to use chatGPT in language tasks
- why Samsung, Google, Amazon and the like are looking for grammar experts
- what eye-tracking and EEG studies can teach us about language
- what product localization is
- why an increasing number of companies needs support in creating product specifications or instructions for customers
- how a linguist can help customers in making informed commercial choices
- which new professions require linguistic competence
Our new programme Language Science and Technology is for you!
Why study in English?
- Programming and analytical skills acquired in English measurably contribute to career advancement.
- Advanced knowledge of English opens up new job opportunities.
- Experts have calculated that graduating in a foreign language can contribute to up to a 25% increase in salary.
- Fluency in a foreign language enhances creativity and decision-making.
The programme Language Science and Technology will enable you to acquire knowledge in the area of linguistics that interests you the most.
- The modular system with more than 50% of elective courses will allow you to shape your learning path according to your interests and preferences!
- You will have an opportunity to take part in scientific research conducted at the Institute of Applied Linguistics.
- You will be under the individual guidance of a tutor who will help you in your choice of courses.
- You will meet linguists from around the world during a summer school specifically designed to meet the needs of the students of the programme.
- You will have a chance to go to university-funded conferences and research visits abroad.
Don’t wait! Check out the study program now.
Enrolment starts as early as August 1, 2023. See details here.
After graduating with a degree in Language Science and Technology, you can work as:
- A linguist
Linguists find employment in a range of companies that provide linguistic services, such as document editing, product localisation and grammar. Linguists also assist in building natural language processing tools, serve as language consultants, manage language databases and develop artificial intelligence tools.
- A copy editor
A copy editor edits documents and texts with regard to style, syntax, grammatical correctness. This specialist can find employment in advertising agencies, publishing houses and companies that produce content and marketing materials.
- A technical writer
A technical writer develops written content on a specific topic for companies and organizations (e.g., training materials, product specifications, consumer instructions), and conducts research on new products.
- A copywriter
A copyrighter writes texts designed to encourage customers to purchase a company’s products or use its services (e.g., social media content, online articles, press releases, marketing materials).
- A language specialist
A language specialist provides translation or interpreting services, usually with a specialization in a particular field, e.g. law, medicine, environment. Also, a language specialist assists in the process of editing and translation by identifying information or prior publications, which facilitates preparation of high-quality translations.
- A computational linguist
A computational linguist uses language and computer science to find solutions to technical problems, specialising in areas related to artificial intelligence and machine translation. Computational linguists may work both in a commercial organisation as well as in a research centre, where they participate in international projects focused on research and its application in creating new products.
- A language researcher
Language researchers participate in projects aimed at investigating various aspects of language processing and production. They experimentally test theoretical hypotheses using neurolinguistic methods such as oculography or EEG, and develop language databases, corpora and tools for their analysis.