Modules

In order to know which modules you need to study, you first need to know whether you are in the old or new (2017–) curriculum.

In the old curriculum, you can study language technology as a major or minor, at both bachelor’s and master’s level.

In the new curriculum, majors are replaced by study tracks. At bachelor’s level, language technology is part of the Linguistics study track in the Bachelor’s Programme in Languages. On master’s level, Language Technology is its own study track within the Master’s programme Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age (LingDA).

Minors have been replaced by optional modules in the new curriculum. Optional modules are offered at both bachelor’s and master’s level.

Next, read one of the sections below, depending on which curriculum applies to your studies.

Module structure in the new curriculum

If you have begun your studies in 2017, or if you have transferred to the new curriculum, your studies in language technology are structured as follows:

  1. Study tracks (for “our own” students):
  2. Optional modules (for other students, outside the study track):

Further information is available in WebOodi and Instructions for Students. We will later clarify how to register completed modules. If you have passed courses in the old curriculum, you can still use them as building blocks in the new curriculum. Have a look at the course correspondences page.

You can see the general structure of the bachelor’s exam in the Bachelor’s programme in Language in these slides or this picture (in Finnish).

Module structure in the old curriculum

If you have begun your studies before 2017 and stay in the old curriculum (until 31 July 2020, at the latest), your studies in language technology are structured as follows:

  1. Language technology as a major (2014 – 16) (in Finnish)
  2. Language technology as a minor (2014 – 16) (in Finnish)

You can agree on the exact contents of your modules individually with the professor or university lecturer. More information is available in
Flamma. Since courses are no longer organized according to the old curriculum, you need to take the corresponding replacing courses, as described on the Course Correspondences page.

When you have passed all courses in a module, fill in the form available in Flamma in order to register the module. Use forms for the years 2014 – 16. Send the form to the university lecturer or professor for approval. Remember to attach a transcript of your credits at the University of Helsinki. (The “unofficial” one without stamps is sufficient.)