Speech and Language Processing MScWatch
I've seen this 'Speech and Language Processing' degree at Edinburgh which looks really interesting. I volunteer with Translators Without Borders so I feel like there might be a demand for expertise in Natural Language Processing in crisis response and international development.
But I'm not sure. Does anyone know how likely a NLP graduate is to be employed in their field? If many of them work in humanitarian and social projects?
I'm a bit worried by how very specific the training would be - meaning that if I were unable to make a career in NLP, the masters I'd invested in wouldn't be of much use in any other spheres. So I wanted to make sure it was a good bet before applying.
So far, I have an offer in France for Econ conversion and I'm thinking of applying to a generalist International Development MSc, too. Econ especially would give me a lot of options if I didn't immediately get a role as a development economist. But NLP would put my linguistics skills to use and just sounds so much fun tbh.
Any insights at all appreciated, I can't find much info at all upon Googling!