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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723 Languages Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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. 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. 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.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.A. Transnational Studies

The MA in Transnational Studies explores the role and impact of cross-border relations in a globally interconnected space. University of Southampton examines transnationalism both as a concept and a set of practices and politics in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Humanities
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
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. Classical Studies Part 1

The online M.A. in Classical Studies Part 1 at The Open University UK explores and compares ancient and modern technologies used for explaining important events that took place in the period of Ancient Rome and Greece. The Master’s degree offers students a wide understanding of the ancient world. Specialise in Greek or Latin language and learn more about classical archaeology.

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 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 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. Classical Archaeology and Latin

The study of the literature, languages and material culture of the classical civilisations (Greece and Rome) requires the development of a wide range of disciplinary skills: the acquisition of language skills to a high standard, literary analysis and criticism and the understanding of society through its literature, and the intellectual and visual skills used by archaeologists and art historians.

College of Humanities & Social Science
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.A. French and Portuguese

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. 

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. English Literature

The English Literature programme is designed to equip you with a critical understanding of English literary studies and respond to significant questions: How have ideas about literature and literary value changed over time? What effects do innovations in printing and publishing have on writing? To what extent do political and social factors condition and define authorial identities and practices?

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. Celtic and English Literature

Among the Celtic languages taught at Edinburgh University in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies, Scottish Gaelic, as an indigenous language of Scotland, receives the greatest emphasis. 

College of Humanities & Social Science
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. English and Scottish Literature

English Literature is a versatile academic discipline characterised by the rigorous and critical study of the production, reception and interpretation of written texts, both literary and non-literary; and with the nature, history and potential of the English language. The study of English and Scottish Literature develops a flexible and responsive openness 

College of Humanities & Social Science
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.

School of Social and Political 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. Philosophy and Greek

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. Linguistics and English Language

The programme offers a comprehensively broad and challengingly deep training in the linguistics study of the English language. It aims to develop serious academic interest in and specialist knowledge of all well-understood aspects of the English language both historically and currently, and at all relevant levels of structure and analysis. 

College of Humanities & Social Science
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 Linguistics degree at the University of Leeds will give you a good grounding in major topics in linguistics – the study of how language is structured, represented in the mind and interpreted – and phonetics, the study of how speech sounds are physically produced.

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.A. French (by Research)

MA (by research) French, University of Nottingham This MA offers a flexible structure for students who wish to undertake postgraduate study in any of the wide range of areas in which we have research expertise: literature from the medieval period to the present; contemporary French culture; society and politics; French thought and critical theory; feminist and gender studies; francophone and postcolonial studies; cinema and the visual arts; linguistics and translation studies.

French Studies
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. The way you complete your PhD can also vary widely, from writing an extended 80,000 word thesis to a practice based PhD that comprises a 40,000 word thesis and one or more original creative works.

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.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.

M.A. Hebrew and Middle East 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) Hebrew and Middle East Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Master English (1900-Present)

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.Litt. Japanese Studies

The Japanese Studies MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements and is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We place a high emphasis on excellent supervision, researcher training and development.

School of Modern Languages