MA Practical Corpus Linguistics for ELT, Lexicography, and Translation

This Masters course will give you a completely new insight into how language really works and the way people use words to create meaning.

If you would like to learn how to explore language using innovative techniques and computer tools, then our course will offer you cutting-edge, research-led training of the highest quality, taught by leading researchers in the fields of linguistics and computer science.

You will have options enabling you to study:

  • How people use words to make meanings;
  • How to analyse real language usage;
  • The role of phraseology, metaphor, and idioms;
  • Creative and poetic uses of language;
  • New approaches to language teaching;
  • Translation tools such as translation memory systems;
  • Creating dictionaries using new kinds of evidence;
  • Using computer tools for teaching and translation.

The course will enable you to develop interdisciplinary knowledge and practical, transferrable skills, enabling you to meet the most recent and relevant demands of the field.

If you are interested technological aspects of language study, you will also have an option to learn basic computer programming – a skill that is increasingly sought after by companies seeking to employ language professionals.

As a Masters student on this course, you will be part of our Research Institute of Information and Language Processing (RIILP), an independent, research-driven University unit specializing in linguistics and natural language processing.

Join our team of international researchers and start exploring language now!

Contact details

If you are interested in this course or would like to speak to one of our team please contact April Harper – Research Administrator either via email: or via telephone: +44 (0)1902321629.

If you are interested in the more computational side of language, you may be interested in our MA in Computational Linguistics.