Master of Arts in Language and Information Processing

Our offer

The research group is offering a Master of Arts in Language and Information Processing (MA LIP). The duration of study is one year full time, or between two and four years part time.

What’s it all about?

Graduates of MA LIP will become specialists in language and information processing. As the teaching on the course is based on research carried out within RIILP, graduates will be well-placed to continue their academic/research careers by applying for PhD positions within RIILP or at other leading centres for language and information processing. This degree will also enable graduates to access research and development positions within the natural language processing and human language technology industry, as well as in related areas such as translation, software development and information and communication technologies, depending on their specific module choices and dissertation topic.

Our modules teach students not only the theoretical basis of subjects, but also transferable practical skills, such as programming and developing/using tools for language processing, which are necessary for working in industry as well as for continuing in academia. Job adverts for language processing and related jobs often specify practical or programming skills as a requirement. We focus on exposure to commercial applications, particularly relevant to professionals and those wishing to enter industry. More generally, students will develop their practical, professional and research skills, as well as their intellectual and postgraduate generic skills, through meeting the learning outcomes of modules.

Module information

The modules taught will be as follows:

  • Computer programming in Python
  • Corpus linguistics in R
  • Machine translation and other natural language processing applications
  • Computational linguistics
  • Translation tools for professional translators
  • Machine learning
  • Research methods and professional skills
  • Dissertation

Contact details

If you are interested in this course or would like to speak to one of our team please contact April Harper either via email: or via telephone: +44 (0)1902321630.

Additional information and registration

You can find out more about this course and how to register at by following this link.

Till Sept 2014, the group was involved in the delivery of International Masters in Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology.

The Research Group also provides supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level. At undergraduate level, it supervises students who decide to take final year projects in languages, linguistics and TESOL. At postgraduate level, members of research group offer supervision in a wide range of areas of computational linguistics, machine translation and linguistics. For a list of research areas where we could provide supervision visit our Research page.

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