Applied, Computer and Computational Linguistics (English)

45.03.02In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Programme description

The bachelor’s programme ‘Applied, Computer and Computational Linguistics (English)’ is one of the innovative interdisciplinary programmes that involves a wide range of fundamental and applied knowledge in the field of language theory, linguistic analysis, higher mathematics, probability theory and mathematical statistics, Russian language theory, and the fundamentals of programming. Additionally, students acquire: an in-depth knowledge of the practical use of two foreign languages; and cutting-edge computer-aided techniques for text processing and analysis.

Main courses

Theoretical and linguistic courses

  • Introduction to General Linguistics
  • Structural Linguistics
  • Linguistic Semantics
  • Russian Historical Grammar
  • Theoretical Course in Modern Russian
  • Levels of Linguistic Analysis
  • Mathematical Models of Language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Lexicography
  • The Language of Business Literature

Courses in mathematics  

  • Higher Mathematics
  • Probability Theory
  • Introduction to Finite Mathematics
  • Statistical Methods in Linguistics
  • Language practice courses
  • English
  • French/German

Courses in computer science and computer engineering  

  • Computer Science
  • Theory and Practice of Programming
  • Internet Technology and Databases
  • Fundamentals of Information Search Theory
Our advantages
  • The curriculum of the academic programme is designed to train multi-skilled specialists in computer and applied linguistics with knowledge of foreign languages (English, as well as French or German). The graduates are capable of working in various fields of applied linguistics and linguistic technologies.
  • While studying, our students acquire knowledge of: general and specialised linguistic disciplines; higher mathematics; statistics; and probability theory. They master: the fundamentals of programming; and modern methods of word processing and their analysis using computer-aided techniques.
International relations
  • The University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Charles University (the Czech Republic)
  • Universität Tübingen (Germany)
Practical training and career opportunities

Career opportunities

Graduates are high-calibre experts in such areas as: automatic text processing; machine translation; development of different types of information languages; and linguistic problems of artificial intelligence.

Organisations where our graduates work

Graduates work in: companies that make extensive use of cutting-edge linguistic technologies; and universities and academic institutions where they engage in research and teaching. In St Petersburg, applied and computational linguists are needed by such companies as: PROMT; Ectaco; AudiTech; Vocative; and Ideograph. The companies in Moscow are: ABBYY; Cognitive Technologies; and Yandex. Many graduates also work in universities and academic institutions and are engaged in research and teaching.