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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Pre-sessional English Pre-Bachelor Pre-sessional English
  • Mar 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • National £ 1,010 per year
  • International £ 1,010 per year
  • 2 months

From March 2016, we are offering full-time, 10-week courses, comprising 21 hours of classes a week and an additional social programme to help students reach the required level to enrol on our Undergraduate programmes. Pre-sessional English programme is offered at the University of Reading.

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English M.A. English
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 17,036 per year
  • International $ 25,700 per year
  • 24 months

The English program is offered by the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Speech-Language Pathology M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathology
  • Mar 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 9,500 per year
  • International $ 17,300 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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International Foundation in Business and Humanities Pre-Bachelor International Foundation in Business and Humanities
  • Any time
  • International £ 13,995
  • 6 months

Preparing you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, the International Foundation in Business and Humanities from The University of Manchester offers entry to degree subjects related to finance, management, law, politics and sociology, and many more.

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English - Specialization: Conference Interpreting M.A. English - Specialization: Conference Interpreting
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 2,500 per year
  • International € 2,500 per year
  • 24 months

UAM’s School of English (IFA) is the largest centre of English studies in Poland and all Europe. The School’s history goes back to the university’s first years, and its over 180 faculty and staff members have extensive experience in teaching as well as significant research achievements.

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German as a Minority Language and Literature (Deutsch Als Minderheitensprache und -kultur) M.A. German as a Minority Language and Literature (Deutsch Als Minderheitensprache und -kultur)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,500 per semester
  • International € 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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Modern French Studies (Paris) M.A. Modern French Studies (Paris)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • International £ 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 Programmes Pre-Bachelor English Programmes
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 8,086 per semester
  • International € 8,086 per semester
  • 6 months

A fantastic introduction to studying in Holland Studying with international students from all over the world, you can look forward to learning in a supportive environment, improving your English language and study skills, getting used to the interactive learning used by Dutch universities, while launching an exciting new life in Holland. Outstanding English language and study skills preparation These programmes, based in the vibrant heart of Amsterdam, are designed to improve your English language and study skills so that you can confidently begin your chosen degree course here in Holland.

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University of Sydney Foundation: Extended Pre-Bachelor University of Sydney Foundation: Extended
  • Any time
  • International AUD 40,995
  • National AUD 40,995
  • 14 months

The University of Sydney Foundation: Extended program takes 59 weeks to complete and it is a focused program which guarantees entry to the University upon successful completion. Taylors College has been preparing students successfully for over 90 years. Every year, almost 100% of our students are offered a tertiary place.

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Language Sciences Master Language Sciences
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 2,100 per year
  • 24 months

This Second Cycle Degree Programme will provide advanced linguistic and cultural knowledge, analytical skills in the chosen foreign language as well as the necessary ability to interact with multidisciplinary and multicultural research groups. The Language Sciences programme is offered at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

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English Language and Creative Writing M.A. English Language and Creative Writing
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,000 per year
  • International £ 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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