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 Language Teaching English Language Teaching
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  7,500 per year
  • Non-EEA  7,500 per year
  • 30 months

Teachers from all over the world can take this part-time (two and half years duration), five semester Masters degree programme, which is studied entirely online. Developed and delivered collaboratively by the University of Southampton and the British Council, it offers postgraduate level study in key areas of current theory and practice in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching.

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English Language and Creative Writing English Language and Creative Writing
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  5,000 per year
  • Non-EEA  11,500 per year
  • 12 months

The English Language and Creative Writing MA allows you to explore the interconnections between your knowledge of how language is used and produced, and your literary compositions. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as leading you to explore the writing process across genres and to take the city of London as one of your main sources of inspiration.

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English (Taught) English (Taught)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  5,100 per year
  • Non-EEA  12,300 per year
  • Not specified

The Department of English at Hull is offering a new MA programme from 2015/16. The MA Programme offers an exciting range of pathways in Literary Studies and Creative Writing. You will be taught by specialists in the field in dedicated option modules that contain intensive research training that is specific to the subject of your choice.

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German as a Minority Language and Literature (Deutsch Als Minderheitensprache und -kultur) German as a Minority Language and Literature (Deutsch Als Minderheitensprache und -kultur)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  1,500 per semester
  • Non-EEA  1,500 per semester
  • 24 months

The goal of the degree programme is to train experts who have sound general and special knowledge and understanding of the history, language, language use, literature, intellectual and material culture and identity of the German minority in Hungary and as well as considerable expertise in the German language, literature and culture.

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Italian (Research)(MA, PhD) Italian (Research)(MA, PhD)
  • Any time
  • EEA  3,996 per year
  • Non-EEA  12,450 per year
  • 12 months

Without doubt, Italy is a cornerstone of European culture as well as providing a controversial and stimulating area of studies in the modern period.

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Modern French Studies (Paris) Modern French Studies (Paris)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA  12,900 per year
  • 12 months

The Modern French Studies (Paris) MA allows you to undertake postgraduate study in French literature, society and culture, from the 18th century to the present, and benefit from the complementary experience of living in Paris.

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English Language and Linguistics English Language and Linguistics
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  5,000 per year
  • Non-EEA  11,500 per year
  • 12 months

The English Language and Linguistics MA aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives: theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic.

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TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA  5,940 per year
  • Non-EEA  13,410 per year
  • 12 months

This masters degree is for practising teachers of English as a second or foreign language (ESL, EFL, ESOL) throughout the world. We accept teachers of other languages on the understanding that most of the examples used during the programme will be drawn from English language teaching.

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Latin Latin
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA $ 524 per module
  • International $ 544 per module
  • Not specified

The Master of Latin degree is designed primarily for currently employed, and/or certified teaching professionals who wish to widen their knowledge of Latin, broaden their education in the field of Classics, and enhance their professional qualifications. This is a non-thesis degree.

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