Master of Science in Human Language Science and Technology


The course is governed by (i) a set of general regulations which apply to all postgraduate courses, and (ii) a set of special regulations for this course in particular, as follows:

  • LCT Modules
  • To see correspondences between LCT Modules and UoM study units, download 2016_7_modules.xlsx in the files section below. Read the instructions tab and proceed.

MSc. Dissertation Timeline at the University of Malta

Timeline (Coordinated with ARI5905 Research Topics in NLP):
  • Week 4 November: Selection of research topic/supervisor
  • Week 2 December: 1-page abstract
  • Week 4 January: 4-5 page proposal that includes a brief literature review and a proposal
  • Week 1 February: Seminar
  • Week 4 September: Submission

Resources for Students

The following resources act as guidelines to your thesis and viva. Please note that these documents might be updated on an ad hoc basis.
  • Writing your dissertation - this document contains some guidelines and tips to help you formulate what should go in which section of your dissertation. 
  • Dissertation template: The templates contain a (pdf version, word version, and latex zip file. Note that the front cover page, together with any declarations etc. should also appear inside the bound version. Any program or data material should be on a CD attached to the inside back cover.
  • The hardbound version should look like in the photo below, but the colour should be olive green instead of black. Lettering should be gold. The wording on the spine (note orientation of lettering which runs top to bottom) is double stripe - title - author - year - double stripe. On the front cover, outside, the main title appears centred. On the bottom right-hand side, aligned right, there is Author, MSc HLST, Month (first submission) Year.
  • Students can have a look at theses previously written by LCT students on the LCT website
  • Assessment: these guidelines are provided to the examiners who assess your dissertation. 
  • Planning your viva
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MSc. Dissertation at Partner University
    If you are studying at a partner University during the second year, you will also submit your dissertation at the University of Malta. Relevant procedures are described in Procedures for Assessment of Dissertation for Partner Universities

    Semester Dates
    • Semester normally starts close to the 1st of October. For the official dates see here.
    • Plan to arrive one week before the beginning of Semester. Orientation activities are usually organised during this period.