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

English Master English
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • 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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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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English Language and Literature M.A. English Language and Literature
  • Feb 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 314 per module
  • International € 322 per module
  • 18 months

The Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the European University Cyprus (EUC) offers students the opportunity to examine literary, theoretical and critical texts from a variety of cultural contexts, fostering advanced skills of comprehension, interpretation, and analysis.

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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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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • International £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

This course provides you with a specialist combination of theoretical academic study and robust practical application and skills development in English language teaching. It provides advanced training for TESOL professionals, and examines the latest developments in TESOL methodology and related issues. You will develop the practical and professional skills involved in TESOL, along with the ability to analyse and apply theoretical perspectives to practical situations.

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Intensive English Program Preparation Course Intensive English Program
  • Any time
  • National $ 6,490
  • International $ 6,490
  • 56 days

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a year-round, on-campus academic program designed to ensure that international students acquire the English-language and university-level learning skills needed for success in the undergraduate or graduate-degree programs of their choice at California State University Northridge.

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