Taught course

Practical Corpus Linguistics for ELT, Lexicography, and Translation

University of Wolverhampton · School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is a good Undergraduate Degree (in Linguistics, English, Foreign Languages, Translation, Language Teaching/TESOL, Creative Writing, or Computer Science. We will consider applications with an overall grade of 2:1 and above or equivalence. Exceptionally, a 2:2 will be considered upon a successful interview.

Months of entry


Course content

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!

Information for international students

International students will need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum score of 6.5 in every element.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01902 32 22 22