European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

The European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies, and it strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods. Moreover, the students acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer Science.

The program involves studying one year at one of the participating universities, and completing the second year with a stay in the other partner university. After this, the student will obtain two Master of Science degrees with legal value in the countries of issue ...


Local Master's Program in Computational Linguistics (in English)

Type of study: University Graduate - Master’s programme of study

Study programme / Subject of qualification: Computer Science / Computational Linguistics
Name of the qualification according to the Czech law: magistr
Title conferred: Mgr. (MSc. equivalent)

Each student has to pass all obligatory courses (5) at the Charles University (or their equivalents at a partner university - subject to approval) and the Final State Exam in particular.

Each student has to gain at least 42 ECTS from the list of elective courses at the Charles University (or their equivalents at a partner university - subject to approval).

More Detailed Information:

Diploma Theses

Note that you have to finish all your courses and get necessary credits including credits for  diploma thesis (120 ECTS) before you are allowed to registered for the state exam and/or for the defense (typically in mid summer, see the academic calendar)!

State Exams (Oral Part) - students are examined from five areas:

  • from two obligatory areas covering the theoretical foundations of computer science (description of the areas can be found here):
    • complexity and computability, and
    • data structures;
  • from the obligatory area for the study branch Computational Linguistics (description of the area can be found here):
    • fundamentals of natural language processing
  • from two areas specific to the student's specialization within the study branch Computational Linguistics - the student will select these two examination areas when registering for the final exam; description of the areas can be found here.

Tuition Fee

The local tution fee for LCT students is covered from the LCT program - this fee covers one year of study at the Charles University.

The student obliges him/herself to complete the LCT Program requirements within the deadline specified in the academic calendar (typically the end of September). If the student fails to meet this deadline (s)he can ask for a program extension.

In case of the extension, the Charles University local fee will be demanded from the student according to the local regulations specified at the faculty webpage. If the student has finished his/her coursework and (s)he is just working on his/her master thesis, (s)he can ask for 80% reduction of the local fee (in written).