Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Master Scholarships in Computational Linguistics at the University of Zadar

We invite all enthusiastic and motivated B.A. graduates with a strong interest in linguistics, and all its theoretical, psychological, sociological, empirical, and computational aspects to enroll in the new M.A. Program in Linguistics.

Duration and contents: The program lasts four semesters (= 2 years) and comprises four obligatory core courses. Students choose from a large number of elective courses according to their personal interests and specialization area, including for example: theoretical, empirical, and computational linguistics, phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and second language acquisition research.

The MA program complements the classical linguistic education with experimental and empirical research methods. It offers a strong computer and technology orientation, and thus practical and hands-on experience in modern linguistic research domains.

Creative thinking and advancement of teamwork are essential values conveyed throughout the program, accompanied by individual and intensive tutoring involving current research issues.

Acquired skills and knowledge:

The program imparts solid knowledge of linguistic theories and research methods, including:

* collection and processing of data
* statistical analysis of data
* experimental design
* computational modeling
* theoretical research and theory construction
* language technologies


To complete the M.A. program, students must collect a minimum of 120 ECTS points (30 points are granted for the M.A. thesis). The M.A. program is completed with a defense of the M.A. thesis.
After completing the single major M.A. program in linguistics at the University of Zadar, the academic title magister linguisticae is granted.


The requirements for enrollment are:

* Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in a related field of study acquired in the Republic of Croatia, or abroad, including: languages, information and library science, psychology, sociology, computer science, and many other areas (an additional differential exam might be required)

* Proficiency in English

The admission procedure requires the submission of a written letter of motivation and an interview with the faculty of the Linguistics department.


Enrollment for the entrance exam is scheduled for 5th-9th of October 2009 at the University of Zadar. For detailed information on enrollment see the University web pages:

The linguistics program will enroll up to 30 students with full subvention from the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.

Application Deadline: 06-Oct-2009

Application Mailing Address:

Dr. Malgorzata E. Cavar
Obala kralja Petra Kresimira IV. 2
Zadar 23000

Contact Information:

Dr. Malgorzata E. Cavar

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