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The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’s degree programme (120 ECTS) that has been offered since 2009. Since 2016, the EMJM-EMLex has been awarded as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree.

International at its core

Human and scientific networking worldwide. Students are required to study abroad for at least one semester away from their home university.

Interdisciplinary multilingual studies

Students learn tools like corpora and concordancers for language analysis, with applications in electronic dictionary design and machine learning.


International network and contact with graduates. Opportunities in education, new technologies, digital design companies, publishing houses, human team management and research, etc.

EACEA Erasmus Label

European Community Erasmus Mundus Scholarships. Participation in cultural and social programmes.

An international community that loves Lexicography

Joining an international master program like the European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an enriching experience that transcends borders and languages. Interacting with peers from diverse countries and linguistic backgrounds fosters a vibrant learning environment where cultural exchange flourishes. Embracing this diversity not only broadens perspectives but also nurtures mutual understanding and cooperation, preparing students to navigate the global landscape of lexicography with empathy, insight, and proficiency.

Great Possibilities


A master in lexicography is an expert in the compilation, analysis, and organization of dictionaries, wielding a profound understanding of linguistic principles and the nuances of language. Their meticulous craft involves balancing tradition with innovation to create comprehensive, authoritative references that capture the ever-evolving landscape of words and meanings.

digital tools

Digital tools revolutionize lexicography, offering unprecedented efficiency in data collection, analysis, and dissemination. From corpus linguistics software to online databases, these tools empower lexicographers to navigate vast linguistic landscapes and craft dynamic, accessible dictionaries tailored to contemporary needs


Learning programming in lexicography equips you with the ability to harness computational tools for efficient data processing and analysis, enhancing the precision and scope of dictionary creation. It empowers them to adapt to technological advancements, innovate in lexicographic methodologies, and produce dynamic, accessible linguistic resources that cater to diverse audiences.

Opinions on the EMLex


Many of our students from previous intakes share their positive experience during their two years of EMJM-EMLex. We are very proud of them and want to share their thoughts here!

A programme of the European Union

Full members

Associated Partners

  • Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany 
  • University of Surrey, United Kingdom  
  • Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Germany 
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile 
  • Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan-Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire 
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa 
  • Universität Innsbruck, Austria 
  • University of Texas at Austin, United States