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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712 Languages Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Applied Linguistics

This is an intensive one-year programme from The University of Edinburgh in what may be termed 'socially relevant Linguistics'. In Applied Linguistics, we draw on knowledge about language, how it works and how it is used in order to contribute to real life issues.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Developmental Linguistics

This Developmental Linguistics programme from The University of Edinburgh will develop your understanding of how knowledge of language changes as people acquire or lose language at various points in their lifespan.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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
M.Sc. Linguistics

This MSc in Linguistics from The University of Edinburgh gives students all of the intellectual and practical skills to engage in linguistics research, either for its own sake, or as part of cross-disciplinary research.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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. Global Englishes

A Masters in Global Englishes at University of Southampton unlocks the mysteries behind the English language and enables you to both teach and study it to a higher level.

Humanities
M.A. Bilingualism

The MA Bilingualism course from Bangor University provides a programme of graduate-level study in the broad field of bilingualism as well as research training in this area. It consists of a taught component including a combination of core and optional modules, and a research dissertation of 20,000 words.

School of Linguistics and English Language
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. 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. 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
Preparation Course Pre-Masters Programme

The Pre-Master’s Programme is designed to provide students with English language, academic and cultural skills required for studying a postgraduate degree at a UK university. There are currently NCUK Pre Masters Study Centres in the UK, Ireland, Japan, China, South Korea and Colombia.

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. Classical Studies Part 1

Our fascination with ancient Greece and Rome continues to this day. The Classical Studies Part 1 postgraduate foundation module in classical studies provides some answers to the question, ‘How do we know what we know’ about these two ancient civilisations. It meets this challenge by investigating classical studies as a multidisciplinary field. The programme is delivered by The Open University UK.

Pre-Master Business and Management

The Pre-Masters Programme in Business and Management at Kingston University is a two-term programme of academic, study skills and English language training designed specifically to prepare international students for masters-level study.

International Study Centre
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. 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.

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. Modern Languages (French 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 (French and Italian) and Greek (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Applied Linguistics and TESOL

The course is ideal for practicing ELT/EFL/TESOL teachers who wish to continue their professional development and improve their career prospects. As well as thoroughly reviewing developments in the field, this flexible course allows students to develop their expertise in areas of personal interest.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Modern Languages (French and Persian) 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 (French and Persian) and Latin (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Classical Studies and Social Anthropology

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 Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.Phil. German Studies

From the cultural history of Imperial Germany to contemporary Turkish-German culture, migration studies and cosmopolitanism, from Culture and Dictatorship, German-Jewish studies and Holocaust film to the history of translation, our research explores the interface between politics, culture and identity in the modern German-speaking world across and beyond its national boundaries.

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This is a Masters course that can take you into employment anywhere in the world. If you are enthusiastic about teaching English as a foreign or second language, then our course offers you vocationally-relevant, research-led training of the highest quality, taught by academics known for their teaching excellence.

Department of Language and Linguistics
M.A. Translation Studies

This Masters in Translation Studies is for those who wish to develop and further their knowledge and understanding of the discipline of Translation Studies.

Languages & Social Sciences
M.A. English and Culture

Do you want to define your own path in literary and cultural studies? Take the opportunity to further your understanding of Modernity or eighteenth-century studies, or pursue your own interests and passions, with our MA English and Culture.

M.Res. English

Do you want to explore a literary topic you’re passionate about, with the potential to advance into MPhil or PhD study and an academic career? Join a vibrant, growing research community and acquire the skills necessary to carry out your own extended project.

M.A. English by Research

Complete this student driven master’s course to prepare for PhD level study or to gain English studies research skills and knowledge for professional development. Supported by expert scholars and researchers, this course enables you to research an aspect of English literature and become a specialist in your area.

M.A. Gender, Media & Culture

The MA in Gender, Media and Culture introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

Department of Media & Communications
M.A. Modern Languages (Arabic and Italian) 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) Modern Languages (Arabic and Italian) and Latin programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

MA Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting should interest you if you want to build your language proficiency in Chinese and English and further develop the translation and interpreting techniques that are required by employers.

Department of Language and Linguistics
M.A. Economics and German

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 programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
M.A. Modern Languages (German and Persian) 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) Modern Languages (German and Persian) and Latin programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Latin 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) Latin and Spanish programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

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

School of Classics
M.Res. Creative Practice

The School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor University has a strong reputation for its synthesis of critical/theoretical work and practice, and this degree lies at the heart of its activity.

School of Creative Studies and Media
M.Sc. Japanese Studies

This is a twelve-month programme offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies that combines courses about Japan, an intensive language programme, a research methods course and a 12,000-word dissertation. Native speakers of Japanese or those with native speaker competence are also encouraged to apply.

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

School of Classics
MLang German and Spanish

Combining German with Spanish gives you the opportunity of studying two influential European cultures and their hugely important languages. This programme will help you acquire the knowledge needed to succeed in a variety of domains.

M.A. French 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) French and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. English Language Teaching

This course provides academic and professional development for ELT practitioners looking for career advancement in innovative teaching, curriculum and creative materials development, teacher education or training and other teaching-related activities.

Carnegie Faculty
M.A. Art 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) Art History and Comparative Literature programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. Spanish 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) Spanish and Theological Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Litt. Spanish

The Spanish MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing you to focus in depth on one aspect of Latin American studies. Topics available include: linguistics, culture, history and politics of Latin America, the Spanish novel and Latin American film.

School of Modern Languages
M.A. English Literary Studies

The taught MA provision offers choice, flexibility and the opportunity to specialise. You can learn from the rich variety of research expertise in the Department and you also have the chance to concentrate on a particular area of literary study.

Department of English Studies
M.A. Italian and Spanish

Italy is one of Europe’s most creative and distinctive civilisations with a fascinating history and culture. The University of Edinburgh offers a flexible degree programme with opportunities to specialise in Italian or study it as part of a joint degree.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Scottish Ethnology and Scottish Literature

Ethnology is the discipline that studies the traditional and popular cultures of a community, region or nation. While related in some respects to both anthropology and cultural history, ethnology is now well established in its own right as an important contributor to the humanities and social sciences throughout Europe and beyond. 

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Greek and Modern 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) Greek and Modern History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

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

School of Classics
M.A. Modern Languages (Arabic and Persian) 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) Modern Languages (Arabic and Persian) and Latin programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Middle Eastern Studies

The Department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies in Edinburgh’s School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures is recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading institution for research and study of Arabic, Persian, Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. English Local History

This two-year part-time MSc course is designed to combine a systematic training in historical research techniques with the study of a range of major local historical themes and the chance to undertake an individually-researched dissertation.

M.A. Arabic-English Translation and Interpreting

This course is ideal both for prospective professional translators and for those wishing to go on to further academic study, and it is internationally well respected for both of those purposes. The course is designed for both native speakers of Arabic, and speakers of English who have near-native competence in Arabic.

School of Modern Languages
M.A. 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) Latin programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This is a Masters course that can take you into employment anywhere in the world. If you are enthusiastic about teaching English as a foreign or second language, then our course offers you vocationally-relevant, research-led training of the highest quality, taught by academics known for their teaching excellence.

International Academy
M.A. Modern Languages (French and Italian) 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 (French and Italian) and Classical Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Comparative Literatures and Cultures

This MA is a broad-based programme focused on language and intercultural skills. It allows you to develop your language skills in one or two languages at the same time as exploring the cultures, politics and societies of Europe and the Hispanic and Francophone worlds. It offers an ideal preparation both for careers involving the use of modern languages, and for academic research.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Ancient History and Italian

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 Italian programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Latin and Mathematics

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 Mathematics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. Philosophy and Scottish Literature

Students who combine Philosophy with Scottish Literature will gain a foundational understanding of both subjects. Philosophy has been at the core of Western intellectual life for at least 2,500 years and is central to our understanding of the world and of our place in and interaction with it. 

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

School of Classics
M.A. German and Scottish Literature

German is the most widely spoken language in Western Europe and is becoming increasingly important as a business language in Eastern Europe.German history, science and culture have had a huge impact across the entire world, and graduate employers recognise the need for a broad cultural education alongside language skills.

College of Humanities & Social Science