Masters in Languages

Language studies aim at preparing students to build a deep understanding of a culture based on its individual language and literature, using the spoken and written forms of expression. Gaining in-depth knowledge of a foreign language helps students understand and value cultural diversity, helps build connections between societies, and makes the world a smaller, more open place to live in.

Courses explore a wide range of fields including: literature, film, critical theory, philosophy, linguistics, politics and ethics, etc. Students who want to learn a foreign language may find short-courses, summer courses as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate language programmes. They may choose to study a popular international language such as English, French, German or Spanish, to use in international professional contexts. Alternatively, they may learn a less-known foreign language, or an old language gaining a good entry into a specialised field of work such as translations, interpreting, business or archaeology. Examples include Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Sanskrit or ancient Greek. Students of languages are able to speak, write, listen and read in one or more foreign languages at an advanced level. Speaking and learning a foreign language enhances creativity, memory and problem-solving skills.

Languages graduates can find jobs in many areas working as: translators, teachers, linguists, international relations consultant, historians, research and more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

University of Reading

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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Foreign Language M.A. Foreign Language
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

Kimep University’s MA in Foreign Language prepares its students to become well-qualified, professional educators across Kazakhstan and beyond.

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Graduate Diploma in Management Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Any time
  • International £ 14,995
  • 9 months

The Graduate Diploma in Management course from Queen's University Belfast is offering you direct entry to a Masters degree in Management, International Business, International MBA and MSc Marketing.

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TESOL and Applied Linguistics M.A. TESOL and Applied Linguistics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,965 per year
  • International £ 11,700 per year
  • 12 months

The MA TESOL & Applied Linguistics is aimed at teachers of English and other language professionals who want to develop their careers as global language professionals.

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English Language Preparation (ELP) Pre-Bachelor English Language Preparation (ELP)
  • Jun 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • International £ 4,760 per year
  • 3 months

If you are planning to study the International Foundation Year and you don’t meet the English language requirements, you can attend the English Language Preparation (ELP) to raise your level of English. This intensive course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 5.0.

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Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities with Pre-Sessional English Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities with Pre-Sessional English
  • Any time
  • International £ 22,100
  • 12 months

This Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities with Pre-Sessional English programme includes an additional term, specifically dedicated to improving your English language skills for direct entry into a master's degree at Newcastle University. Progress to a range of postgraduate degrees in business, communication, heritage, law, media, social sciences and transport at Newcastle University.

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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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Language and Communication in Media and Politics M.A. Language and Communication in Media and Politics
  • 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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Graduate Diploma in Finance Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Finance
  • Any time
  • International £ 14,995
  • 9 months

The Graduate Diploma in Finance course taught at Queen's University Belfast is offering you direct entry to a master's degree in Business Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Risk Management and Financial Regulation.

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