Official Master's Degree in Dictionary Development and Quality Control of the Spanish Lexicon


The master's degree in Development of Dictionaries and Quality Control of Spanish Lexicon is linked to contemporary philological and linguistic currents like pragmatics, lexicography and lexical syntax, and to a whole series of standpoints in Applied Linguistics that combine philological and linguistic rigour with the needs of the contemporary world, focusing on the observation and treatment the lexical unit.

Philologists and linguists tend to agree that a good grounding in theory and specialised training are essential to opening up optimal professional and research career paths. The specialisation in dictionaries and the lexicon offered by the master's degree in Development of Dictionaries and Quality Control of Spanish Lexicon builds skills in theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary linguistics in relation to Spanish to a level that cannot be reached in undergraduate studies.

It is noteworthy that demand for dictionaries of all kinds is growing, especially in the Hispanic world, where lexicography has not developed as much as in other languages, like French or English, which have a variety of dictionaries, vocabularies, thesauruses, etc. There is an urgent need, therefore, to train up new specialists in dictionary writing and lexical studies in general, who will play a crucial role in ensuring optimal quality in publishing, and also in the production of specialised dictionaries, currently in the hands of linguistic authorities in the Hispanic world, in particular the New Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Language being developed by the Spanish Royal Academy. This is the only way for the University to place itself at the forefront of the research, teaching and professional advances that today's society demands.

In line with the above, the master's degree in Development of Dictionaries and Quality Control of Spanish Lexicon arises from an alliance between several universities (UAB, Carlos III University of Madrid, the National Distance Education University, and the University of A Coruña) and other institutions (Spanish Royal Academy, Cilengua) with the aim of setting the highest standards in attending to both research and professional profiles in all three specialisations offered: Historical Dictionaries, Specialised Dictionaries and Learning Dictionaries.

This master's degree is delivered online, taking full advantage of the opportunites offered by new technologies.


Key features

UAB Teaching staff
Glòria Claveria
Margarita Freixas
Cecilio Garriga
Carolina Julià
Dolors Poch
Marta Prat

  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Universidad de León
  • Universidade da Coruña
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Real Academia Española
  • Centro Internacional de la Lengua Española – Cilengua (La Rioja)

Mª Lourdes García-Macho

Coordinador a la UAB:
Cecilio Garriga


20 places
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Coordinator university:National University of Distance Education - UNED (coordinator)
Other participating universities:

Universitat Aut˛noma de Barcelona
University Carlos III, Madrid
University of A Coru˝a, Galicia

Collaborating institutions:

Spanish Royal Academy
Spanish National Research Council
International Research Centre of the Spanish Language (Cilengua)
Institute of Language and History San Millßn Foundation, La Rioja

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