Masters in Languages

The complex discipline of languages aims at preparing student 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

Linguistics, MRes Linguistics, MRes
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 4,766 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,560 per year
  • 12 months

You will be trained in the most current theories and methods in linguistics and in the practical research skills necessary to continue your studies at doctorate level. You will have the opportunity to select a broad area of linguistic theory in which you wish to develop expertise, and we will guide you through the most relevant literature towards independent study on a topic for your dissertation.

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Modern Literary Cultures Modern Literary Cultures
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is intended to look at the representation of particular cultural issues across a range of texts. You will be asked to consider the representation of a particular topic or concept in a range of texts across time and to ask how these representations respond to each other and to the changing political and social circumstances for the text.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Hertfordshire is a one year programme for graduates in English, with little or no teaching experience who want an initial preparation course in English Language Teaching at post-graduate level.

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Creative Writing Creative Writing
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Creative Writing offers a range of distinct creative practices and theoretical approaches. It aims to develop professional skills in the area of Creative Writing by giving students the opportunity to implement their creative practice more broadly in professional settings.

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Legal Linguistics Legal Linguistics
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 5,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 5,500 per year
  • 12 months

The programme is designed as an interdisciplinary programme, covering a range of legal and linguistic skills useful for lawyers and language specialists working with legal texts. The interdisciplinary approach allows development of comparative legal and linguistic analysis skills in national, multilingual and international contexts.

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Language Sciences Language Sciences
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 2,060 per year
  • Non-EEA € 4,766 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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TESOL TESOL
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,100 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,300 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed primarily for language graduates, ideally with either a teaching qualification or some teaching experience, who want to acquire in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it, and who are interested in exploring new developments in language teaching and the use of technology in the classroom.

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Bilingualism and Multilingualism Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 3,930 per year
  • Non-EEA € 11,000 per year
  • 24 months

The MA Bilingualism and Multilingualism is a unique postgraduate qualification offered through distance learning provision, being the first degree of its kind offered in Europe and part of the University’s mission to contribute to the range of initiatives in the field of language planning and bilingual/ multilingual development, both in Wales and elsewhere.

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Languages and Diversity Languages and Diversity
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

Contemporary society is marked by linguistic and cultural diversity. Educational Studies in Languages and Diversity at the graduate level prepares students to understand and conduct research on various dimensions of linguistic and cultural diversity, especially as they relate to the acquisition, use, teaching, and learning of languages.

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Linguistics Linguistics
  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 13,109 per year
  • International $ 28,211 per year
  • Not specified

The M.A. program in Linguistics at UC Davis provides a solid education in general linguistics, with a mixture of coursework and an in-depth research paper. The M.A. is a terminal program, and can also be useful for students who are preparing for a Ph.D. program in linguistics.

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Modern Languages and Literatures Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • 12 months

El objetivo general del máster es profundizar en el estudio y la investigación en los diferentes campos de la Filología, tanto en el ámbito de la literatura como en el de la lingüística y las lenguas modernas. Se pretende ampliar los conocimientos adquiridos en la titulación de Grado sobre los estudios literarios y culturales o sobre la lingüística y las lenguas modernas implicadas en este máster, con el fin de que el alumnado pueda especializarse en uno de los dos campos.

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Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,700 per year
  • 12 months

The Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching MA is a programme which explores the practical applications of applied linguistics and is aimed at postgraduate students with or without language teaching experience. It is suitable for both native speakers and non-native speakers of English who want to develop their careers in language teaching, consultancy or research.

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