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 Foreign Language, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Language Acquisition Research Language Acquisition Research, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 16,710 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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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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Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts, Master
  • 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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Asian Studies (India and South Asia Studies) Asian Studies (India and South Asia Studies), M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The MA in Asian Studies (India and South Asia Studies) at Aarhus University equips students to work with, on, and in this dynamic region. The programme offers a deep interdisciplinary understanding of the rapidly transforming societies and cultures of India and South Asia, as well as its entangled history with Asia and the West.

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Lower Secondary School and Language School Teacher Training in English Language Lower Secondary School and Language School Teacher Training in English Language, Master
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Linguistics Linguistics, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The MA in Linguistics at Aarhus University explores the various different aspects of language through project-based research under expert supervision. The programme examines the structure of languages across the world and their development, psycho/neurolinguistics, functionalist theories about language, and interactional linguistics.

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