Taught course

Multilingual Computing and localisation

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Primary Degree (level 8) and Graduate Diploma in Localisation Technology (2.1 honours);or Primary degree (level 8) in: Computing or related discipline (2.1 honours), or Language Technology or related discipline (2.1 honours); or Primary degree (level 8; 2.1 honours) with interview and industry experience: work experience in localisation or 2-month internship with a localisation company.

Months of entry


Course content

Localisation makes the multilingual, equal information and knowledge society possible. Localisers adapt and translate digital content (text, images, sound) for people around the world so that they can use IT, access the content available on the global networks, and use services on the world wide web in their language and with their cultural preferences. Localisers develop the technology to automatically translate, test, maintain and process localisation requests. The world-wide localisation market is estimated to be worth US billion and while large multi-national digital publishers such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Google and Symantec are the dominant players, a large number of localisation projects are also undertaken by the hugely dynamic open source community, especially in emerging markets

The MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localisation builds on and now substitutes the second year of the highly successful 2-year GDip/MSc programme originally introduced at the University of Limerick in 1997 as the world's first dedicated and highly respected post-graduate programme in Localisation.

The MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localisation is a one year full-time taught programme. It is aimed specifically at students who already have a background in either localisation, computing, language technology, translation or related disciplines. It guides students in their research of the underlying issues in localisation, with an emphasis on technical and business aspects. Students are encouraged to spend some time studying at one of UL's partner universities and work closely with industrial mentors on relevant research projects

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2014/15 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/scholarship-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Reinhard Schaler
+353 61 213176