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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571 Languages Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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.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
M.Sc. Evolution of Language and Cognition

What is it that makes us human? 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.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
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.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. 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. 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 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. 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. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

MA TESOL, University of Nottingham The MA TESOL will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and stimulate you to reflect your own teaching. It also prepares you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning and provides a pathway to doctoral study.

Education
M.A. Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching

This MA course builds on the international reputation of the School of English at Nottingham as one of the foremost centres for English Language research in the world. The School's Modern English Language programme provides a broad course of study in language and linguistics.

English Studies
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. Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics

The Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics MA at Newcastle University provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication. It also provides training on the analysis of language in use, in a variety of settings and on the teaching and learning of English as a second language.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
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. 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.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. Celtic & 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. Early Irish and Medieval Welsh are also offered at Honours level. Since the establishment of the first Chair of Celtic in Scotland in 1882, the department has played a leading rôle both in research and in teaching. Celtic is a versatile academic discipline that includes both linguistic and literary scholarship, and in recent years an important socio-political dimension has emerged with particular focus on the modern Celtic languages, and especially on the situation of Scottish Gaelic in the devolved Scottish context. The study of Celtic develops the ability to engage in critical dialogue with literature and culture past and present, and to frame conceptually rigorous arguments in engaging with both texts and language.

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. 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
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
Postgrad.Cert. 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
Master Philosophy & 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. Philosophy provides the tools whereby the presuppositions of all areas of intellectual and practical activity may be systematically and critically examined. While there are different approaches that philosophers have taken, characteristic of Philosophy is the emphasis on the use of argument, critical enquiry, rigour in reasoning, and clarity of expression, including the making of pertinent distinctions.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Scandinavian Studies (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)

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. Linguistics & 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. It also aims to compare the linguistic analysis of English with that of other languages. In so doing, it offers opportunities to develop intellectual and methodological capacities in rigorous, exact and strongly-theorised 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.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
Postgrad.Cert. 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.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. 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.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
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
M.A. Modern Languages (Italian and Persian) 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 Persian) and Classical Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
Postgrad.Cert. 7-14 Modern Foreign Languages

Education at Sussex is ranked 11th in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 85 per cent of research is rated as internationally recognised or higher. Education was awarded a very high grade in the latest QAA Review of Education.

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

School of Classics
Postgrad.Cert. French

The MFL course aims to help trainee teachers build the confidence and skills needed to develop as successful teachers. The course is designed to prepare trainee teachers to teach MFLs in the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and post-16 courses, including AS and A2 levels courses. 

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

School of Classics
M.A. Greek Studies

Ancient Greek is the language in which many of the basic concepts underlying Western society to this day have found expression for the first time; and ancient Greek culture and thought are at the root of many strands of modern thinking in Europe and beyond. The study of ancient Greek is not only a valuable pursuit in itself but also informs our views of the world in which we live.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Latin 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) Latin and Social Anthropology programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

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

School of Classics
MA/PgDip Forensic Linguistics

The MA in Forensic Linguistics is an innovative programme which provides you with theory and techniques to critically analyse the use of language in a variety of legal contexts, to critically evaluate expert testimony on forensic matters and to consider the role of expertise in legal systems more generally.

Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy
M.A. Celtic & German

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. Early Irish and Medieval Welsh are also offered at Honours level. Since the establishment of the first Chair of Celtic in Scotland in 1882, the department has played a leading rôle both in research and in teaching. Celtic is a versatile academic discipline that includes both linguistic and literary scholarship, and in recent years an important socio-political dimension has emerged with particular focus on the modern Celtic languages, and especially on the situation of Scottish Gaelic in the devolved Scottish context. The study of Celtic develops the ability to engage in critical dialogue with literature and culture past and present, and to frame conceptually rigorous arguments in engaging with both texts and language.

College of Humanities & Social Science