Corpus Resources at Essex: All sorts of details for what external corpora we have access to, and where they are stored. http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/research/resgroups/clgroup/Resources/Corpora/
Our departmental seminar series includes corpus-focused topics. Check the schedule for upcoming talks: http://essex.ac.uk/langling/news_and_seminars/seminars.aspx
Essex postgraduate training in corpus linguistics is offered through LG595, our Professional Development Workshop Series. Details: http://orb.essex.ac.uk/lg/lg595/
Corpus Software: Researchers in the department use several corpus software packages, including SketchEngine, CHILDES, Wordsmith, Antconc. For programs not freely available (e.g. SketchEngine), please contact your supervisor to be added on to their departmental license.
The following modules include attention to language corpora and corpus linguistics from theoretical and methodological perspectives: LG254, LG632, LG654