Master’s programme in
Computer and cognitive Linguistics

Title/degree: Master of Art (MSc)
Duration: 2 years (120 EC), full-time

Start month: September
Language of instruction: Russian/English

Programme code: 45.04.03  Fundamental and Applied Linguistics
Department: Institute “Human of the digital era”


Why Computer and cognitive Linguistics?

The program prepares specialists who have the skills of automatic word processing based on knowledge of the principles of formalization and mathematical modeling of natural language.
Specialists in the computer and cognitive linguistics are in high demand on the international and Russian labor markets. Currently, developments in the field of computer and cognitive linguistics are already applied in Natural Language Processing, in the synthesis and recognition of spoken and text, in the analysis of information presented in text form (Text Mining), automatic text abstracting, information retrieval, machine translation of texts, control system knowledge, expert systems.

At the same time, a clear lack of specialists with appropriate training is observed in Russia, since a professional working in this field should possess both linguistic knowledge and IT knowledge - understanding of the general principles of working with the corresponding software, the ability to develop new approaches, to master the skills programming.

Core courses

• Natural Language Processing (NLP)
• Text Mining (with R)
• Formal semantics. Ontologies and thesauri
• Social Network Analysis (using Python)
• Programming language R
• Python programming language
• Corpus linguistics: use and creation of Corpuses

;•Linguistics in the context of modern humanitarian and natural science knowledge
•Statistical methods in humanitarian research
•Fundamentals of linguistic typology
•Linguistic and cognitive methods of semantics research
•Experimental methods of research
•Linguistic typology

Teaching Faculty

Anna V. Dybo

Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Linguistic Anthropology, Doctor of Philology, corresponding member of RAS, Head of Department of the Uralo-Altai languages of Institute of linguistics of RAS,  professor of the Center of Comparative Language Studies of Institute of East Studies in RGGU.

Leading specialist in the field of comparativistics, linguistic typology.
One of the areas of activity is the creation of texts corpus  and electronic dictionaries of Ural-Altaic languages.

Tatjana V. Kabanova

Associate Professor of the Department of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics in International Relations.

Research interests: applied statistics, random process theory, sequential analysis, fault detection procedures.

Zoya I. Rezanova

Professor, Head of the department of General, Slavonic and Russian Philology and Classical Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Linguistic Anthropology, TSU.

Specialist in the field of language theory, cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis.
The sphere of modern scientific interests is experimental methods of studying methods of storage and cognitive processing of morphological units, social-cognitive studies of gender, emotions and cognition.

Inna V.Tubalova

Professor in department of General, Slavonic and Russian Philology and Classical Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, TSU

Specialist in the field of text theory, discourse analysis. The sphere of scientific interests includes modern institutional and personal discourses, intertextuality.

Lubov P. Dronova

Professor in department of General, Slavonic and Russian Philology and Classical Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, TSU

Specialist in the field of typology, comparative study of Slavic and other Indo-European languages.






Scientific activity

All Students are involved in the implementation of specific projects of the grant program, gaining the skills of experimental psycholinguistic and cognitive research.

Project 1

Creation of a psycholinguistic database (Russian-Shor, Russian-Tatar, Russian-Khakass bilingualism)

Project 2

Experimental studies of bilingualism problems

Project 3

Research of mutually-determined relations of language and thinking.

In order to fulfill this project, students can solve research problems on the basis of the Laboratory of Cognitive Studies of the Language, created with the grant of the Medeleev Fund of TSU.


Project 4

Analysis of corporate verbal communication practices in terms of their effectiveness. Students have the opportunity to acquire skills of interdisciplinary research and practical activities on the basis of acquiring linguistic competencies and the electronic  processing Linguistic data.

Project 5

Creation of corpuses and electronic dictionaries of Southern Siberia idioms: translation, glossing and marking in ELAN

Project 6

Creation of the body of bilingual texts (Russian-Shor, Russian-Tatar, Russian-Khakass bilingualism)


Admission and application


Specific requirements More information
knowledge minimum Bachelor degree

Specialist diploma

previous education computer science, informatics,  linguistic, philology,  other humanitarian
professional experience Relevant working experience is an advantage, it is not necessary.
other admission requirements Students will be selected based on an:

1)       the exam in the direction of the master’s degree 45.04.03 “Fundamental and applied linguistics”, the profile “Cognitive linguistics”;
2) an interview

State-financial position – 10

Tuition fees

Application deadlines for the citizens of the Russian Federation and near abroad in 2018 year

Deadlines for documents accepting 3 April-
14th August
Deadlines for entrance examinations May 10 –
16th August

Career prospects

Graduates of the programme will have a unique combination of skills in computer science and linguistics.
These skills allow them to work more effectively in IT companies in the field of automatic text analysis in natural language.
Russian and other companies  increasingly need specialists in this field.


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If you want to know more about the programme Cognitive Linguistics , please contact:

Inna Tubalova (program manager)

Academic office:

TSU Building  № 3, office 23