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

European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) M.A. European Master in Lexicography (EMLex)
  • Sep 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

Since winter term 2009/10, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nrnberg offers the course European Master in Lexicography (EMLex), which is an international Master's degree programme (120 ECTS) that includes a joint summer semester abroad for all students in cooperation with partner universities like: Kroli Gspr Reformtus Egyetem Budapest, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach (Kattowitz), Universit de Lorraine and associated partners like Universitt Hildesheim, Institut fr Deutsche Sprache Mannheim, University of Texas at Austin.

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Applied Linguistics and TESOL M.A. Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Mar 2016
  • 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 Creative Writing M.A. English Language and Creative Writing
  • Jan 2017
  • 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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Speech-Language Pathology M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathology
  • Mar 2016
  • 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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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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TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) M.A. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,500 per year
  • 12 months

Our postgraduate TESOL course helps you take advantage of the worldwide opportunities for top-quality teachers of English as a second or foreign language. We have combined our practical, intercultural, applied approach to language teaching with our expertise in linguistics to create a TESOL masters programme that will help you to realise your full potential as an English Language teacher.

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

UAMs School of English (IFA) is the largest centre of English studies in Poland and all Europe. The Schools history goes back to the universitys 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
  • 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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Modern French Studies (Paris) M.A. 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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Language Sciences Master Language Sciences
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,060 per year
  • Non-EEA € 5,420 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.

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English Language and Linguistics M.A. English Language and Linguistics
  • Jan 2017
  • 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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