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Master's Degrees in
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Studying Languages

Languages or foreign language studies are concerned with the relation and interaction between language and literature in a certain cultural environment. Graduates will gain advanced knowledge of international languages such as English or German, will be able to use a less popular modern language such as Chinese, or may study an old language such as Latin. Careers in the field include work of in an international business context or a job as translator, language teacher, historian, and more.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

658 Languages Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Linguistics

MA Linguistics at SOAS University of London is a modular programme which combines the intensive study of the core areas of formal linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics - with a choice of options in different areas of the discipline.

Faculty of Languages and Cultures
M.Sc. Contemporary China Studies

The MSc in Contemporary China Studies at SOAS University of London attracts students with diverse backgrounds and study/work experiences. Students may come from undergraduate degrees in various social science subjects such as Economics, Sociology, Social Policy, Geography, Politics, International Relations, Management and Anthropology.

Faculty of Languages and Cultures
M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This programme is designed for people who are already English language teachers and want to develop their career opportunities, or those with less experience but a strong interest in pursuing a career in this field. This Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme is offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) - PgDip

This Speech and Language Therapy course, delivered by Queen Margaret University, is for people with a relevant degree seeking to refocus their studies into the area of speech and language therapy. It will enable you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) to practise as a speech and language therapist in the UK.

School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication
M.A. Applied Linguistics

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. 

Department of Language and Linguistics
M.A. English Part 2

The online M.A. in English Part 2 at The Open University UK focuses on enhancing students’ research skills required for postgraduate study in literature. The Master’s programme covers knowledge in critical and cultural theory, composition and rhetoric, publishing, and linguistics. You will compare British literary works written in different historical eras.

M.A. English

From Genesis to JM Coetzee, our MA in English offers you a rich and exciting experience of higher level literary study. You will broaden your knowledge and appreciation of different genres, periods, techniques and writers, and the ways in which they have been transmitted and read. This English programme is offered by The Open University UK.

Pre-Master Pre-Masters Programme

The Pre-Masters Programme offered by NCUK is the best preparation for success on your chosen postgraduate degree and in your future career – it ensures you Get In and Get On.

M.A. Postcolonial Studies

The MA Postcolonial Studies Programme at SOAS University of London offers a focus on the historical relationships of power, domination and practices of imperialism and colonialism in the modern period (late nineteenth-century to the present) through the study of literature and culture. 

M.A. English Part 1

In this masters-level module you will explore a rich and varied range of literary texts from ancient times to the present. Building on your previous study of literature, you will be equipped with key research methods in literary study and introduced to the use of extensive electronic resources available via the OU library. The English Part 1 programme is delivered by The Open University UK.

M.A. English Language Teaching and Digital Technologies

MA English Language Teaching and Digital Technologies at the University of Leeds is a distinctive part-time, distance learning programme that allows you, as a practising teacher, to develop your disciplinary expertise in the areas of language education and technology-enhanced education.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. Evolution of Language and Cognition

What are the origins of human language? What are the mechanisms of biological, cultural and linguistic evolution? These questions, which are at the heart of the recent renaissance in the scientific study of the origins and evolution of human language, will be tackled by students on this interdisciplinary MSc programme in Evolution of Language and Cognition from The University of Edinburgh.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

If you’re an experienced TESOL professional, this Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programme from University of Leeds will build on your knowledge and skills to explore how people learn languages, and how English can be taught in different contexts. This Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programme is offered by University of Leeds.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.Sc. Phonetics

The MSc in Phonetics from The University of Edinburgh will give a comprehensive, intensive grounding in the theory and practice of phonetics. Students will learn the core phonetic topics of speech production, speech acoustics, and speech perception, and will learn how phonetics relates to many other language-related disciplines.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Speech and Language Processing

The Speech and Language Processing programme from The University of Edinburgh covers all areas of speech and language processing, from phonetics speech synthesis and speech recognition, to natural language generation and machine translation. The flexible nature of the programme allows students to take courses ranging across other areas of linguistics, informatics, cognitive science and psychology.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Modern Languages (French and German) and Greek

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (French and German) and Greek programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Ancient History and French (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Ancient History and French (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Modern Languages (German and Spanish) and Latin (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (German and Spanish) and Latin (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.Phil. Celtic and Gaelic

Whether you are interested in literature, language, history and culture, we provide a supportive environment for postgraduate research. The Celtic and Gaelic programme is offered at University of Glasgow.

M.A. English Literature

This programme encourages you to consider the relationship between literature from a variety of historical periods, regions, contexts and theoretical paradigms. You will benefit from the expertise of a vibrant, multidisciplinary group of published authors and academics and will have access to a full calendar of thought provoking literary events.

Faculty of English Literature and Creative Writing
M.A. International Business, Culture and Languages

The Master of Arts in International Business, Culture and Languages offered by Oxford Brookes University is designed to enhance the academic and professional competence of graduates who aspire to work for a multinational company, business support organisation or international institution.

Department of English and Modern Languages
M.A. TESOL Studies

TESOL Studies at University of Leeds is particularly suitable for recent graduates with a BA degree in English language, linguistics or education, or people with some informal, or part-time, teaching experience as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.A. French and Greek

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Greek programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Applied Linguistics Research

This MA will prepare you for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD in applied linguistics. It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into the study of applied linguistics. The course follows ESRC postgraduate training guidelines.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
M.A. Comparative Literature and Geography

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Comparative Literature and Geography programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.Phil. Slavonic Studies

The MPhil in Slavonic Studies is designed to help those who already possess a good knowledge of Russian or another Slavonic language to acquire grounding in areas of Slavonic studies which were not part of their first degree course. Students are able to select from a wide range of philological, literary and historical subjects as a preparation for advanced research in this field.

M.A. Modern Languages (French and Russian) and Classical Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (French and Russian) and Classical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Modern Languages (Persian and Russian) and Ancient History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (Persian and Russian) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Arabic and Art History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Arabic and Art History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. English Literature

Pursue your own intellectual interests and develop advanced critical thinking and literary analysis skills. Research-active experts in their fields deliver the taught elements, small seminar groups enabling significant individual support and guidance.

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
Master Arabic and Islamic Studies, MArabic

This Master of Arabic and Islamic Studies, MArabic programme at The University of Exeter has been designed for students with no previous knowledge of Arabic. Students with proficiency in Arabic seeking a more rigorous programme of study will be better suited to our BA Middle East Studies.

College of Humanities
M.A. Modern Languages (Italian and Russian) and Classical Studies (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (Italian and Russian) and Classical Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
Postgraduate Certificate Russian for Social Scientists

This is an intensive programme for graduates in other subjects who already possess basic proficiency in Russian but require a more thorough grounding in the language specifically for the purpose of conducting social scientific research dealing with Russia and/or the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Russian for Social Scientists programme is offered at the University of Glasgow.

College of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Business Translation and Interpreting - PgDip

The translation industry is on the rise with specialist translators being highly sought after. The integration of business knowledge and translation/interpreting skills will give you a more competitive edge in the job market, opening up a broader range of career opportunities. The skill-focused and practical nature of the course allows you to gain invaluable industry experience and proficiency in translation and interpreting, which potentially greatly improves your employability. Our lecturers are qualified translators and interpreters with industry experience. The practical translation and interpreting sessions will include industry-based tasks. Glasgow is the economic centre of Scotland, where you can expect to experience a rich cultural and social life.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Translation Studies

The Translation Studies MA covers both professional and academic training. Translation Studies is an academically focused pathway. It provides you with substantial theoretical knowledge to develop an interest in the field of translating and/or interpreting as a topic of academic study and research.

School of Modern Languages
M.St. English (1550-1700)

The English master's programmes are designed to serve both as an autonomous degree for students wishing to pursue more advanced studies in English literature, and as a solid foundation for doctoral research.

M.A. Modern Languages (German and Italian) and Greek (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (German and Italian) and Greek (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.Ed. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

If you’re an experienced TESOL professional, this Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programme from University of Leeds will build on your knowledge and skills to explore how people learn languages and how English can be taught in different contexts.

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Linguistics

The MA in Linguistics gives you an in-depth understanding of central aspects of the language faculty and of language use. 

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Classical Studies and French (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Classical Studies and French (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Modern Languages (German and Persian) and Greek (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (German and Persian) and Greek (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. English (Creative Writing)

The MA in English (Creative Writing) at Queen's University Belfast focuses on prose fiction and scriptwriting; applicants interested in writing poetry are referred to the MA in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism.

School of English
M.Phil. Modern Languages

The Modern Languages MPhil and PhD are research-based programmes. You can specialise in topics in the languages of: Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies. Specialism is also possible in translating and interpreting.

School of Modern Languages
M.A. Economics with Spanish (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Economics with Spanish (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
M.Phil. English Literature

Research in the Department of English brings the core values of our discipline - textual scholarship, critical and theoretical analysis, contextual knowledge - to the dynamic, changing field of literary and cultural study. English Literature is offered at the University of Bristol.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Classical Studies and International Relations

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Classical Studies and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
Postgraduate Certificate English

As a core subject in the National Curriculum, English is at the forefront of educational progress. The subject underpins pupils’ success in other subjects and is a major element in national initiatives regarding literacy. The course aims to give trainee teachers the confidence and skills needed to become successful teachers of English who can support and develop pupils' creative response to language and literature. It provides a firm foundation in understanding the teaching and learning process which is essential for the development of excellent professional classroom skills and high teaching standards.

M.A. Latin and Russian

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Latin and Russian programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Classical Studies and Comparative Literature

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Classical Studies and Comparative Literature programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.Phil. English

Embark on an intensive, supervised piece of investigative work and build your own original area of expertise. You can choose from a wide range of research topics, from Renaissance literature to creative writing.

M.A. Russian and Theological Studies (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Russian and Theological Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Arabic and Latin

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Arabic and Latin programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. English Education

The English Education MA will provide academic and professional development, giving students a foundation for original research work and advancing their knowledge of English as a curriculum subject. It is particularly helpful in enhancing practising English teachers' promotional prospects and 'leadership capital'.

Institute of Education
M.A. Modern Languages (Russian and Spanish) and Ancient History (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (Russian and Spanish) and Ancient History (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching

The Department of Education, in collaboration with the Centre for English Language Teaching, offers a one-year (12-month) taught full-time MA in Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching (MAALELT). MAALELT is for those who have the equivalent of at least one year's full-time English teaching experience, and are interested in pursuing an MA relating to TESOL.

M.Litt. Celtic and Gaelic

Whether you are interested in literature, language, history and culture, we provide a supportive environment for postgraduate research. The Celtic and Gaelic programme is offered at University of Glasgow.

M.A. French and Latin (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Latin (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Modern Languages (Italian and Spanish) and Classical Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern Languages (Italian and Spanish) and Classical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.Phil. Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World

This degree is offered jointly by the Faculty of Theology and Religion and the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The course is ideal for students wishing to learn more about the origins of Christianity by coming to grips with the complex evidence for the state of Judaism in the Graeco-Roman World in the first century.