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Short courses for credit

As an alternative to taking a complete Master's or Postgraduate Certificate programme, you can take our individual specialist postgraduate courses for institutional credit. These are ideal if you need to develop knowledge and skills in a specific area. Courses are currently available on topics in Corpus Linguistics and in Language Testing. Each course can be taken separately – they run for one term (three months) and are offered online.

Fees per course (one term)

Fees per course (one term) in 2024/25 £1,250 (UK and International)

Online learning

The courses are delivered via Lancaster’s high-quality virtual learning site. You will have access to the University’s extensive online library resources, and there will be plenty of opportunities during the course to interact with other students and your tutors.

To complete the course for credit, you will need to pass the assignment. You will receive detailed information about the assignment and its assessment.

Corpus Linguistics courses


Language Testing courses

List of Language testing modules Accordion

How to apply

Contact the department at if you have any questions about the application process or the entry requirements for the short courses (e.g., English language requirements). We will be able to monitor your status and provide relevant information to the University Admissions Teams once you tell us that you have submitted an application.

Instructions to apply for LAEL short courses

How to apply

Taster Session: Corpora as samples of languages

Vaclav Brezina will be looking at the process of building corpora and also at the different corpus types.

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