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 Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society, M.A.
  • 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 English, Master
  • 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 Foundation Program, Preparation Course
  • 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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Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering, Pre-Master
  • Any time
  • International $ 24,500 per year
  • 6 months

This Graduate Pathway in Electrical Engineering program offered by INTO The University of Alabama at Birmingham is is an excellent choice for students with an engineering background who need extra language skills and test preparation.

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English English, M.A.
  • 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 Scandinavian Studies, M.A.
  • Aug 2017
  • International € 20,809
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

The Master Programme in Scandinavian Studies 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. Upon completion, students have career possibilities within the area of cultural communication, in organisations and international companies, as language teachers in middle and upper-secondary schools, and for graduate studies.

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Graduate Pathway in Computer and Information Science Graduate Pathway in Computer and Information Science, Pre-Master
  • Any time
  • International $ 24,500 per year
  • 6 months

This Graduate Pathway in Computer and Information Science from INTO The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an excellent choice for students with a computer and information science background who need extra language skills and test preparation.

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Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering, Pre-Master
  • 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) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • International £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

This Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course at the University of Westminster 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.

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