University of Gothenburg: Faculty of Arts

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science

Introduction

The arts provide insight and understanding – Faculty of Arts in Gothenburg

We devote ourselves to research and education with a focus on how we as humans relate to our own lives, to other people, to the unfamiliar and to history.

Our subjects, like religion, history, philosophy and gender studies provide a better understanding of both our own and other people's cultures. An increasingly globalized world also requires good language skills. We offer some 20 languages to immerse oneself in.

Research in the arts is characterized by diversity and breadth. In recent years, three profiles have developed into strong research environments at the faculty: language technology, medieval studies, and critical heritage studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MA

Master in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology

Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. [+]

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. Consequently, its practitioners must be not only philosophically competent but also proficient in the use of historical methods.

Moreover, in the Ancient and Medieval Western world, philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and William Ockham wrote in either Greek or Latin. This means that anyone who wants to know what these philosophers really said, without the distortions inevitably caused by translations, must also have a grasp of the classical languages and such related auxiliary disciplines as paleography and textual criticism.... [-]


Master

Master in Language Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

Master in Language Technology (MLT) is a program for students who want to make computers use and understand human language. It will give students a hands-on practical training based on well-grounded theory, enabling them to pursue a specialist career in the area of language technology. [+]

Master in Language Technology 


Master in Language Technology (MLT) is a program for students who want to make computers use and understand human language. It will give students a hands-on practical training based on well-grounded theory, enabling them to pursue a specialist career in the area of language technology.



The program is run jointly by Humanities and Information Technology Faculties at University of Gothenburg, and Computer Science at Chalmers University of Technology. Students will also get access to the Centre for Language Technology, an interdisciplinary center where ideas and projects become reality.



Language technology research and teaching in Gothenburg are characterized by a focus on the contribution of theoretical and rule-based approaches appropriately combined with statistical techniques. Students, therefore, receive instruction in linguistic theory as applied to language technology as well as modern approaches to language technology.

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Master in Logic

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

Logic is traditionally defined as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning, but today many logicians see logic as a more general study of formal systems and their applications. [+]

Logic, Master’s Program


Logic is traditionally defined as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning, but today many logicians see logic as a more general study of formal systems and their applications. The conceptual frameworks and tools developed by pure research in modern logic have found many applications in diverse disciplines studying formal languages and systems, e.g., software engineering and computational linguistics.



As an academic subject logic is genuinely interdisciplinary and located on the border between Philosophy, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Linguistics. The exchange is active and mutually beneficial. Logic is nowadays an active international area of study and research also in mathematics, computer science, and linguistics.
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Contact

Address Olof Wijksgatan 6
412 55 Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden