Masters in Language Studies

Language studies look into multiple issues related to the use of language, such as how language can be learnt, how language is composed (letters, syllables, words, sentences), and how grammatical and structural aspects work together to create meaning and logic.

Subjects included by courses in language studies include topics such as evolutionary linguistics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neuro-linguistics, language acquisition and discourse analysis. Literature studies also feature an important research component in further understanding and developing human knowledge of linguistics. Supportive disciplines in the field include anthropology, human anatomy, informatics, philosophy, sociology, psychology as well as education.

Students learn about concepts such as phonology, syntax, semantics, or phonetic analysis. They get a chance to become aware of the linguistic subtleties of poetry, may focus on pronunciation and sentence fluency, and learn the historical and development of language studies.

Students will acquire excellent oral and written communication skills. They will also become proficient in data analysis, as well as gathering and interpreting information. Language studies specialists will develop rhetorical abilities and will be able to make detailed research on any topic regarding the area of language.

Graduates usually pursue careers like: interpreter, journalist, translator, language researcher or teacher.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Applied Linguistics and TESOL M.A. Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 30 months

Whether you are just breaking into the TESOL field or have already been in the profession for some time, a great way to increase your knowledge and expand your career opportunities is by pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. This programme allows you to expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many different contexts.

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Advanced Arabic M.Sc. Advanced Arabic
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 8,500 per year
  • International £ 17,400 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc Advanced Arabic programme from The University of Edinburgh equips you to handle Modern Standard Arabic and the Educated Spoken Arabic of the Levant and/or Egypt in a wide variety of settings. A wide selection of class topics work on the core language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – in a dynamic, communicative style.

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English Master English
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National € 25,500
  • International € 25,500
  • Not specified

Learn to analyze and interpret literary works through a global lens, applying insights from ethics, anthropology, history, and more. The Master of Liberal Arts, English degree from Harvard University consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

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English Literary Studies M.A. English Literary Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in English Literary Studies at University of Southampton is a broad-based programme that allows you to explore the interrelations of text, theory, and culture across the field of English literary and cultural studies. This flexible programme is designed to give you an advanced understanding of the study and practice of academic English in terms of cultural analysis, textual interpretation, and theoretical method.

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English Studies M.A. English Studies
  • Jan 2017
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,830 per year
  • International € 4,830 per year
  • 24 months

The goal of the MA in English Studies is the training of experts who, besides a full mastery of the English language, possess an extensive and in-depth knowledge of the language, culture and history of English-speaking countries.

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Linguistics Master Linguistics
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

The Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics at University of Verona offers a two year (120 ECTS) Master's programme (Laurea Magistrale) in Linguistics. This Linguistics programme, offered by University of Verona, is characterized by a strong international flavour.

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Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering
  • Any time
  • International $ 24,500 per year
  • 6 months

This Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering program offered by INTO The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an excellent choice for students with an engineering background who need extra language skills and test preparation.

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English Linguistics M.Phil. English Linguistics
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The English Linguistics programme at UIT the Arctic University of Norway places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme.

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