Study Languages in United Kingdom

Study Languages in United Kingdom

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 UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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718 Languages Master's degrees in United Kingdom

, M.A. Language Acquisition Research

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.

Humanities
, Preparation Course Pre-Master's

The Pre-Master's programme from Manchester Metropolitan University prepares you for direct entry to a master's degree in specialist areas that relate to your first degree.

INTO Manchester Metropolitan University
, Pre-Master International Graduate Diploma in Business

This International Graduate Diploma in Business programme taught at the University of East Anglia prepares you for postgraduate study by improving your level of English, research skills, and understanding of your chosen business degree subject.

INTO University of East Anglia
, Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Journalism

The Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Journalism programme from City University London offers preparation for master's degrees in Financial and International Journalism. The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a postgraduate university degree.

INTO City University London
, Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Law

The Graduate Diploma in Law programme offered by City University London offers preparation for master's degrees in law and litigation. The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a postgraduate university degree.

INTO City University London
, Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Finance with Pre-Sessional English

The Graduate Diploma in Finance with Pre-Sessional English course is offering you English language study and direct entry to a master's degree in Business Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Risk Management and Financial Regulation. This programme is offered by Queen's University Belfast.

INTO Queen's University Belfast
, Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Informatics - Science and Engineering

The Graduate Diploma in Informatics - Science and Engineering programme offered by City University London offers preparation for master's degrees in areas such as information science, human-centred systems and computer games technology. The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university master's degree.

INTO City University London
, M.A. Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching

Do you have a passion for linguistics? Want to inspire the next generation to learn a second language? Then choose an MA in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching from University of Southampton. Examine and understand fundamentals of language in society while investigating current issues in teaching methodology.

Humanities
, 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
, Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Finance

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.

INTO Queen's University Belfast
, Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Architecture

Prepare for your master's degree in architecture with a Graduate Diploma in Architecture course at Newcastle University. A pre-master’s course specially designed to prepare students for architecture-related degrees.

INTO Newcastle University
, Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities with Pre-Sessional English

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.

INTO Newcastle University
, 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.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.A. Applied Linguistics (Research Methodology)

The Applied Linguistics (Research Methodology) programme from the University of Southampton provides thorough training in research methodology for students interested in a career as a researcher or lecturer in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics or language acquisition.

Humanities
, M.Sc. Evolution of Language and Cognition

What is it that makes us human? How did our brains evolve? What are the origins of human language? Why do we think the way we do? 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 postgraduate programme in Evolution of Language and Cognition from The University of Edinburgh.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, 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. You explore different approaches to understanding language and language acquisition, and the methods that can be used to investigate language learning and teaching.

Department of Language and Linguistics
, 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.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. Economics and Italian (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 and Italian (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
, M.A. French & Social Policy

Beyond the intensive study of the French language, French Studies at Edinburgh allows you to explore the exciting contribution of French speakers to world culture. Some of the most striking literary texts ever written are in French, French cinema is one of the world’s richest and Paris has long been the centre of the art world. French political and philosophical ideas have played a central role in creating our modern civilisation. As a large subject area, the French Section at Edinburgh can offer undergraduates a wide range of courses spanning from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, including specialist options in literature, film and politics taught by leading specialists in their field.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Greek and Spanish

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) Greek and Spanish programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, Master Yiddish Studies

The MSt in Yiddish Studies is designed to enhance the linguistic proficiency, academic competence, and cultural literacy of aspiring scholars, instructors and educators in the field of Yiddish language and literature. The MSt in Yiddish Studies is suitable both for candidates wishing to proceed to a research degree and for those who wish to spend only one year at Oxford.

, M.A. English Part 1

In this masters-level course 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 course is designed to give plenty of scope for the development of individual research projects. This will prepare you for the dissertation course MA English part 2 (A816) where you will have the opportunity to plan, research and write up an extended piece of work based on your own interests.

, M.A. Scandinavian Studies and Classics

The languages, history, politics and culture of the Scandinavian countries have had a considerable impact beyond the Nordic region. At the University of Edinburgh you will explore Scandinavian culture, past and present, alongside the study of the Scandinavian languages. Edinburgh has an excellent reputation for its research in this area. Regular research seminars and cultural events provide students with opportunities to find out more about the latest developments in Scandinavian culture and research.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Portuguese & Business

Spanish and Portuguese are two of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Their fascinating literatures and cultures are diverse and vibrant and have influenced countries and cultures around the world.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Modern Languages (French and Persian) 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 (French and Persian) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, Master Creative Writing

The MSt in Creative Writing is a two-year, part-time master's degree course offering a unique combination of high contact hours, genre specialisation, and critical and creative breadth.

, M.A. Modern Languages (Arabic and Persian) 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 (Arabic and Persian) and Classical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. History & Classics

Ancient Greek is the language in which many of the basic concepts underlying Western society to this day found expression for the first time; Latin was the language of the most powerful and durable empire of the classical world and remained the principal language of scholarship, record and much literature for more than a thousand years thereafter. In these two languages highly influential literary works of great intrinsic quality and interest were composed; and the fusion of Greek and Roman culture produced a heritage which is fundamental to later Western civilisation.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. French & Politics

Beyond the intensive study of the French language, French Studies at Edinburgh allows you to explore the exciting contribution of French speakers to world culture. Some of the most striking literary texts ever written are in French, French cinema is one of the world’s richest and Paris has long been the centre of the art world. French political and philosophical ideas have played a central role in creating our modern civilisation. As a large subject area, the French Section at Edinburgh can offer undergraduates a wide range of courses spanning from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, including specialist options in literature, film and politics taught by leading specialists in their field.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Classics and 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) Classics and Spanish (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. By Research Egyptology

This MA allows students to study in depth a topic related to the history, archaeology, religion, languages (all stages of the ancient Egyptian language, including Demotic and the hieroglyphic Graeco-Roman temple texts), literature, and culture of ancient Egypt, including the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

, Master Graduate Diploma Philosophy with English for Academic Purposes

This course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of philosophy before going on to a Masters course. You improve your language fluency and academic vocabulary, develop your academic skills, and gain experience of western methods of teaching and learning so that you can progress onto a relevant Masters course in our School of Philosophy and Art History.

International Academy
, M.Sc. Advanced Arabic

The MSc Advanced Arabic programme from The University of Edinburgh equips you to handle Modern Standard Arabic and the Educated Spoken Arabic of the Levant and/or Egypt in a wide variety of settings. A wide selection of class topics work on the core language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – in a dynamic, communicative style.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.Phil. Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Japanese Studies)

This MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies) provides initial research training and, in most cases, aims to develop students' linguistic skills as well as methodological sophistication. Please note that the 1-year MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies) is only offered by dissertation only, and is not a taught course option.

, M.Phil. Modern Chinese Studies

The MPhil Modern Chinese Studies is a two-year master's degree programme which combines intensive study of the Chinese language with thorough training in the study of modern China.

, M.A. Ancient Near Eastern Languages

The SOAS MA in Ancient Near Eastern Languages offers an intensive programme of text-reading and language-learning for those who already have a good knowledge of the Akkadian language - usually at least two years' experience.

Faculty of Languages and Cultures
, Master English and American Studies

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.

, Postgrad.Cert. Almaeneg

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, M.Sc. Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

This one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time modular course aims to: provide students with the intellectual challenge of situating second language acquisition and language pedagogy firmly in an internationally recognised field of research, namely, Applied Linguistics

Social Sciences
, M.A. Biblical Studies, with Pathways (Language and Literature; Theology)

Biblical Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting the Bible which allows for focus either in the study of biblical language and literature, with language component; or in theological interpretation and Christian theology. Interpreting the Bible, and compulsory dissertation, plus optional modules. Leads to careers in teaching, museums, media, charities, the church or other religious institutions.

Taught programmes
, M.A. Ancient History 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) Ancient History and Comparative Literature programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. Modern Languages (Russian and Spanish) 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 (Russian and Spanish) and Ancient History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. Modern Languages (French and Italian) 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 Italian) and Classical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.Sc. Russian, Central & East European Studies

This Russian, Central & East European Studies programme at University of Glasgow is an advanced study of historical and contemporary developments in the economy, politics, culture and society of Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

School of Modern Languages and Cultures
, Master Jewish Studies

The MSt in Jewish Studies provides a broad approach to the study of Jewish history and culture from antiquity to modern times, combined with study of Modern or Biblical Hebrew or Yiddish.

, M.A. Sociocultural Linguistics

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics.

Department of English and Comparative Literature
, M.A. Ancient History and 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) Ancient History and Spanish (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.Sc. Language Teaching

Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced teacher, or you are involved in a related area of language teaching, such as curriculum development, you will benefit from the blend of educational and linguistic foundations on offer.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Economics and German (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 and German (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
, M.A. Classics 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) Classics and French (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.Litt. Ancient Cultures

This programme offers you the opportunity to explore the ancient world from a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective from the Near-East to North-Western Europe. It is based in Classics, with the participation of Archaeology, Egyptology, Celtic and Gaelic, and Theology and Religious Studies.

, M.Sc. Chemistry with Spanish for Science

Our Chemistry with a Language for Science courses lead to the award of an MSci degree. In addition to the chemistry elements of the MSci Chemistry degree programme, these courses involve training in a foreign language. You will spend an academic year studying in a French-, German- or Spanish-speaking university.

, M.A. Modern Languages (Arabic and German) 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 (Arabic and German) and Latin (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

The MA Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies enables students to deepen and broaden their understanding of the Hispanic & Lusophone world, while providing the opportunity to concentrate on a disciplinary or country-specific focus of interest. The programme studies literature, language, history and culture from medieval times to the present and covers Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Latin America.

Taught programmes
, M.A. French

Beyond the intensive study of the French language, French Studies at Edinburgh allows you to explore the exciting contribution of French speakers to world culture. Some of the most striking literary texts ever written are in French, French cinema is one of the world’s richest and Paris has long been the centre of the art world. French political and philosophical ideas have played a central role in creating our modern civilisation. As a large subject area, the French Section at Edinburgh can offer undergraduates a wide range of courses spanning from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, including specialist options in literature, film and politics taught by leading specialists in their field.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.A. Russian and Theological 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) Russian and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
, M.A. Persian Studies

Persian is the main language of over 120 million people and is among the world’s most widely spoken languages. Apart from opening the door to a fascinating and varied region, knowledge of Persian and the Middle East provides access to the rich intellectual heritage of Islam. To study Persian is to enter into a rich and diverse culture.

College of Humanities & Social Science
, M.Phil. Welsh/Cymraeg

We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise Gwahoddwn geisiadau gan ymgeiswyr cymwysedig sydd â diddordebau ymchwil sy’n cyfateb i’n meysydd rhagoriaeth ymchwil ni.

, M.A. Modern Languages (French and Italian) 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 (French and Italian) and Ancient History (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
, M.A. By Research Applied Linguistics

The Department of English Language and Literature welcomes applications from students wishing to pursue graduate level research at MA level in Applied Linguistics, particularly topics in second language acquisition, bilingualism, vocabulary learning, corpus linguistics and discourse analysis.

, M.A. Sociolinguistics

On our MA Sociolinguistics, you address questions like these through exploration of the stylistic, cognitive and functional aspects of language variation and change.

Department of Language and Linguistics
, M.A. Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Our course provides you with up to date theories and methods in teaching English as a foreign/second language. It will help you to understand key issues in teaching English as a foreign/second language. It will also develop your research skills, enhancing your professional performance in the future.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
, M.Ed. TESOL

This course is for experienced in-service language teachers who wish to develop their career potential. The course enables you to broaden your understanding of how language works, how it is learned or acquired,