Why Wolverhampton?

MA Practical Corpus Linguistics for ELT, Lexicography and Translation is an innovative, unique, and up-to-date course based on high-quality interdisciplinary research, with a selection of modules that is unparalleled both on a national and international level. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field. As a result, the knowledge and practical skills developed on the course will allow you to meet the most recent and relevant demands of the industry.

You will become proficient in the use of sophisticated corpus tools such as the Sketch Engine, as well as state-of-the-art specialist software for professional translators and lexicographers. You will also be given an option to learn basic computer programming in Python, which is one of the most robust, popular, and widely used programming languages in the field. By the end of the course, you will have developed a unique set of transferrable skills that will make you highly competitive in the marketplace and allow you to find employment as a language professional in industry or in academia.

Figures speak louder than words: the University of Wolverhampton boasts an outstanding graduate employability rate – 96 % of students are in work or further training six months after graduation!


The course will be run on the City Campus, which is situated in the heart of the city centre, only a seven-minute walk from both the train station and St Georges Metro terminus, and a five-minute walk from the main bus station.

The newly renovated City Campus features:

  • The Harrison Learning Centre, which has four floors of electronic, online, hardcopy and audio-visual materials;
  • The Technology Centre, which has 500 PCs available for you to use for work or play;
  • A ‘Social Learning Space’, which incorporates a coffee and sandwich bar with islands of PCs and comfortable seating;
  • On-campus food court, shops, and outlets such as Starbucks;
  • Sports facilities including a gym and a sports hall;
  • Three Halls of Residence for 1,000 students, located only a short walk from the campus and next to a 24-hour supermarket;
  • City centre location, close to all amenities (post office, restaurants, shopping centres, art gallery, theatre etc.);
  • Excellent train connections to all major cities (Birmingham: 20 minutes, London: 1 hour 50 minutes).