Erasmus Mundus is an EU programme which offers high quality graduate courses that are shared between consortia of universities in various different fields. The LCT (Language and Coummunication Technology) programme is shared between Universities in the LCT Consortium, each of which is coordinated locally.

At the University of Malta, the local study programme leads to the award of the European MSc in Human Language Science and Technology (HLST) and is coordinated by the Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology, and  the Department of Artificial Intelligence, in collaboration with other IT Departments (Computer Science and Computer Commmunications Engineering).

The Programme

The programme has been designed to meet the demands of industry and research in a rapidly growing area and offers education and training opportunities for the next generations of leaders in research and innovation. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the wide range of disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies and it strengthens their ability to work scientifically. Moreover, students acquire a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in the areas of Language Technology, Linguistics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The programme involves studying one year at one of the Universities of the consortium, and completing the second year with a stay in one of the partner Universities. After this, the student will obtain two Masters level degrees degrees with legal value in the countries of issue.  

Full details of the courses taught under the programme are available on the MSc HLST page.


Lonneke van der Plas (Chairperson from the Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology) and Claudia Borg (Department of Artificial Intelligence)