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

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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Linguistics M.A. Linguistics
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

The Linguistics programme at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev explores the linguistic abilities of the human mind, including the formation of sentence structure (syntax), sentence meaning (semantics), word meaning (lexicon), sound patterns (phonology and phonetics), the acquisition of language by children, neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics.

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Language Acquisition Research M.A. Language Acquisition Research
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The Masters in Language Acquisition Research at University of Southampton allows you to develop understanding of advanced level topics in linguistics and extend your research skills, managing a substantial research project culminating in a 20,000-word dissertation in the field of language acquisition.

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European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures Master European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 2,100 per year
  • 24 months

This Second Cycle Degree Programme in European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures from Ca' Foscari University of Venice provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities.

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English Master English
  • 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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In Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts Master In Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts
  • Any time
  • EEA € 400 per year
  • International € 400 per year
  • 24 months

The subject of the Academic Master In Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts from the University of Luxembourg is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity.

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Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa Master Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 2,100 per year
  • 24 months

This Second Cycle Degree Programme in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa from Ca' Foscari University of Venice provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference.

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Lower Secondary School and Language School Teacher Training in English Language Master Lower Secondary School and Language School Teacher Training in English Language
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 3,000 per year
  • International € 3,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Lower Secondary School and Language School Teacher Training in English Language programme from Masaryk University provides qualification for the English language teaching at language schools and for employees in non-teaching positions requiring an excellent knowledge of English (e.g. in public administration).

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