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 Language Studies for the Changing Society M.A. Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000
  • 24 months

Interested in the questions of language, identity and societal inclusion? Wondering about the functions of multilingualism in contemporary societies, or about how mobility and migration affect language use and language learning? The Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society master’s programme from University of Jyväskylä tackles these questions and more.

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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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Foundation Program Preparation Course Foundation Program
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The goal of the Foundation Program is to improve prospective students’ English language skills so that they may qualify for admission as degree-seeking university students. Courses within the ESL I level of this program are not applicable toward a Bachelor’s degree. This course is offered by the University of New York in Prague.

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English M.A. English
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 4,121 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

Staff supervise research in most areas of English and associated studies, and have expertise in the following areas: theory, modernism and postmodernism, 18th and 19th-century studies, women’s writing, literature and visual arts, Shakespeare and the Renaissance, early modern literature and culture, medieval studies, American literature, postcolonial literature and modern poetry. The English programme is offered at the University of Kent.

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Scandinavian Studies M.A. Scandinavian Studies
  • Any time
  • International € 21,314
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

The Master Programme in Scandinavian Studies from Uppsala University invites students to perform close and critical examination of issues concerning historical and contemporary cultural expressions, as well as the differences and similarities between the Scandinavian languages and literatures.

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English Literary Studies M.A. English Literary Studies
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Applied Linguistics and TESOL M.A. Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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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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