MSc Computational and Corpus Linguistics / Overview

Please note that this course is subject to approval.

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Master of Science
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent. Typically this will be a degree that in some way involved the study of language, including linguistics or a specific language.

Strong applicants with degrees in other areas (e.g. philosophy) will be considered.

The application form includes a personal statement section in which you must demonstrate your knowledge of and interest in the subject. Please be explicit as to how your academic background and experience to date prepare you for this course. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

• Gain a thorough understanding of natural language processing technologies and the data-driven study of language

• Develop the necessary skills to build and understand a range of systems for the computer generation or understanding of language, including large language models and their applications

• Learn to use corpus data to develop and test hypotheses in areas such as language variation, language change and psycholinguistics

• Apply these skills in a research project suited to your interests supervised by area experts

• Prepare for a career in data-driven linguistic research in academia or industry

MSc Computational and Corpus Linguistics

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £13,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £30,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £6,750
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £15,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


Information about funding and scholarships can be found here .

Contact details

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