MDS Computational Linguistics
UBC’s Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics is the credential to set you apart. Offered at the Vancouver campus, this unique degree is tailored to those with a passion for language and data. Over 10 months, the program combines foundational data science courses with advanced computational linguistics courses—equipping graduates with the skills to turn language-related data into knowledge and to build AI that can interpret human language.
Are you passionate about language?
Are you passionate about language and curious about data? UBC’s new Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics specialization was designed for you. An accelerated, 10-month, full-time program gets you into a career faster.
Highlights Across All MDS Programs:
- 10-month, full-time, accelerated program offers a short-term commitment for long-term gain
- Condensed one-credit courses allow for in-depth focus on a limited set of topics at one time
- Capstone project gives students an opportunity to apply their skills
- Real-world data sets are integrated in all courses to provide practical experience across a range of domains
Highlights Specific To Computational Linguistics:
- Courses are taught by a combination of arts (linguistics), computer science, and statistics faculty members giving students access to key experts within each field of study
- Students learn fundamental data science skills, techniques, and tools with the core Master of Data Science cohort, then branch off into more specialized courses, experiencing the benefits of a large program and small program in one
- UBC’s Vancouver campus offers students the unrivaled experience of a top 40 university, surrounded by remarkable natural beauty, at the edge of a cosmopolitan city
- Strong connections with industry partners in public and private sectors, start-ups, and leading tech companies offer a wide range of networking/career opportunities
The program structure includes 24 one-credit courses offered in four-week segments. Courses are lab-oriented and delivered in-person with some blended online content.
At the end of the six segments, an eight-week, six-credit capstone project is also included, allowing students to apply their newly acquired knowledge, while working alongside other students with real-life data sets. Please note that instructors are subject to change.
* subject to change at the discretion of the MDS Computational Linguistics program
Fall: September - December
Block 1 (4 weeks, 4 credits)
Block 2 (4 weeks, 4 credits)
Block 3 (4 weeks, 4 credits)
Winter: January - April
Block 4 (4 weeks, 4 credits)
Block 5 (4 weeks + 1 week break, 4 credits)
Block 6 (4 weeks, 4 credits)
Spring: May - June
Capstone Project (8-10 Weeks, 6 credits)
Serena Huang graduated from the UBC Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics in 2020 and is now working as a Research Engineer at Thoughtexchange.