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-Nürnberg 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: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Budapest, Uniwersytet ´Slaski w Katowicach (Kattowitz), Université de Lorraine and associated partners like Universität Hildesheim, Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim, University of Texas at Austin.

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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 Language Teaching M.A. English Language Teaching
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 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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International Masters Master International Masters
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,950 per year
  • International £ 9,950 per year
  • 24 months

Our unique, combined academic English and masters course is for non-native speakers of English, including students from the European Union (EU) as well as international students. On this two-year course you will improve the academic and language skills you need for a masters, enhancing your ability to research, reference correctly and avoid plagiarism.

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Preparation Programme - Engineering Pre-Master Preparation Programme - Engineering
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 5,500 per trimester
  • International € 5,500 per trimester
  • 5 months

Lund University offers the Pre-Master's Preparation Programme, with two specializations: Science and Engineering. This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to nine teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 26 hours of classroom-based study per week.

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Applied Linguistics M.A. Applied Linguistics
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • International £ 14,950 per year
  • 12 months

The MA Applied Linguistics from The University of Essex is designed for people who want to know more about how foreign or second languages (particularly English) are learned, and how different kinds of classroom practice might affect proficiency. You explore different approaches to understanding language and language acquisition, and the methods that can be used to investigate language learning and teaching.

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International Year One - English/English Literature Pre-Bachelor International Year One - English/English Literature
  • Any time
  • International $ 12,000 per semester
  • 8 months

The Roosevelt University's International Year One - English/English Literature course is taught at the on-campus International Study Center. This bachelor's degree pathway provides English language support in addition to the first year of university coursework, leading to entry into the second year of a Roosevelt bachelor's degree.

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English Language and Literature M.A. English Language and Literature
  • Feb 2017
  • National $ 5,250 per year
  • International $ 5,250 per year
  • 24 months

The English Language and Literature program at Yasar University, because of its interdisciplinary character consists of courses ranging from English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, Cultural Studies to Film Studies.

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University Transfer Program – Japanese Language & Culture Pre-Bachelor University Transfer Program – Japanese Language & Culture
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 250,000 per year
  • International $ 250,000 per year
  • 12 months

The University Transfer Program – Japanese Language & Culture program is offered at ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay. Earn 31-33 credits, a normal freshman course load, taking classes that are taught by CSUMB faculty. Benefit from small classes that are no more than 25 students per class. In addition, you’ll receive supplemental instruction in English and other academic skills.

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English Language and Literature M.A. English Language and Literature
  • Feb 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 314 per module
  • International € 322 per module
  • 18 months

The Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the European University Cyprus (EUC) offers students the opportunity to examine literary, theoretical and critical texts from a variety of cultural contexts, fostering advanced skills of comprehension, interpretation, and analysis.

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