Masters Program in Linguistics in Europe

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Linguistics

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure. The discipline focuses on the form, meaning, and context of languages. Linguists study the similarities and differences between languages, seeking patterns and looking for meaning in those patterns.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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Master in PNNL PFL and PL2

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The main objective of the Master in PNNL PFL and PL2 is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools for action in the PLNM PLE/ PL2, helping to update and enhance knowledge relating both to the Portuguese language, literature and culture and to the literatures and cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, as well as to enhance their applicability in various contexts. [+]

Masters in Linguistics in Europe 2017. The main objective of the Master in PNNL PFL and PL2 is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools for action in the PLNM PLE/ PL2, helping to update and enhance knowledge relating both to the Portuguese language, literature and culture and to the literatures and cultures of Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as to enhance their applicability in various contexts. It seeks to respond to requests from the current social context, strongly marked by important changes as a result of migratory movements that have contributed greatly to the cultural and linguistic diversity that today characterize the reality of the country. It also seeks to develop agents capable of implementing a policy of dissemination and consolidation of the Portuguese language and culture in the dynamics of the strategic relations of Portugal with partners in the CPLP and European Union (EU) and other countries of destination of the Portuguese diaspora. [-]

M.Phil. in Literary Translation

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil combines two core courses, which address theoretical, linguistic and practical issues common to all, or most translation situations. It also provides a selection of specialized options, which include courses on the practical issues of literary translation and the comparative approach... [+]

M.Phil. in Literary Translation There is widespread interest in literary translation as a form of literary study, and as a discipline that extends the reading and writing skills obtained in an Arts degree. Trinity College builds on its large and successful language teaching experience in creating a programme specifically designed for the production and study of literary translations. The course brings together in an interdisciplinary framework, the expertise to create a unique programme for practitioners, future practitioners and students of the art of translation. The target language is English, but the following source languages are also available: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Czech and Polish. Where requested, we will try to provide support in other languages. The programme is taught by experienced lecturers, several of whom have published translated books, and by guest translators. It features a seminar in which students present and discuss their own work. A graduate of the course will be well equipped to undertake literary, cultural, academic or philosophical translation, and will be qualified for employment in any area demanding intercultural awareness and excellent writing and analytical skills. The aim is to each translation as an art, and to form professionals who will have learned to work in an ethos of mutual intellectual and linguistic exchange. The M.Phil combines two core courses, which address theoretical, linguistic and practical issues common to all, or most translation situations. It also provides a selection of specialized options, which include courses on the practical issues of literary translation and the comparative approach. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Language And Literature

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Masters in Linguistics in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives Get acquainted with the necessary research and methodological tools in order to lead them to independent scientific research through the development of critical thinking and acquisition of skills for managing scientific aspects of language and literature. Acquire all those specialized knowledge and methods that are necessary for a variety of innovative applications, linguistics, teaching-methodological and pedagogical, with emphasis on interactive environments and interdisciplinary concepts. Cultivate their interest in linguistic diversity, cultural and cultural wealth, develop skills that will gradually act as resultant development of intercultural communication practices. Deepen the methodology according to their interests, starting from purely theoretical insights and reaching as field investigations and case studies. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master in Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics (ETHEL)

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will... [+]

Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will provide students with cutting-edge skills and competences and enhance their career options in the world of education and training as well as in the world of work. Specifically, the proposed programme provides a thorough exposure to theoretical as well as empirical linguistics. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of linguistic theories for all levels of language, and will learn how to apply them to analyse new sets of linguistic data. They will also be instructed on how to perform empirical studies to test linguistic hypotheses, both in terms of experiments and corpus studies. Great emphasis will be put on the way in which the two research fields can mutually benefit from each other. Students will not only know linguistic theories for their own sake, they will learn how to derive from them empirical research questions that can be validated experimentally. At the same time, empirical approaches to linguistics will always be grounded in theoretical work to suggest potential topics for experiments and for the discussion and interpretation of empirically derived results. The resulting study programme can be summarised as follows. The programme consists of courses for a total of 90 ECTS credit points plus a Master's thesis of 30 ECTS credit points. Courses are distributed over the first three (3) semesters, while most of the work on the Masters thesis is completed in the fourth (4th) semester. This results in a 2-year programme of 120 ECTS credit points. The programme is highly modular: it consists of core and specialized modules. Core modules aim at establishing a firm and uniform foundation for all students attending the programme, independently of their previous background. These modules are compulsory and cover a set of core topics in Linguistics. Specialised modules, on the other hand, may be subject to change. This flexibility is crucial, since the programme needs to respond successfully and effectively to the fast pace of evolution that characterises the study of language, and also wants to maintain its ability to react and adapt quickly to changes on the job market for our graduates. The resulting programme is both student-centred and output-oriented, for it can be adapted to the needs of each student while scientific excellence is always ensured, and it allows for a clear evaluation of the results achieved by the student at each step of their education. Modularity, and the strict regularity imposed in the programme, furthermore ensures that student workload is balanced. ECTS credit points have been carefully assigned to the different courses within each module, taking into account the number of theoretical and practical (study) hours each one requires. A study plan consists of 60 ECTS credit points per year, with a first year dedicated to 50% to the study of foundations of Linguistics, and a research specialisation in the second year of studies. Studying in multi-national and most importantly multilingual groups chosen from different universities in Europe and outside Europe, with English as the instruction language, accompanied by language classes in another European language, contributes in the best possible way to preparing students for the increasing globalisation of science, industry, and commerce. [-]

Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences - Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Online Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Educational Sciences, Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education, is a Masters for continuous training of kindergarten teachers and teachers in the area of languages. [+]

Masters in Linguistics in Europe 2017. The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Educational Sciences, Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education, is a Masters for continuous training of kindergarten teachers and teachers in the area of languages. The Master aims: to promote the acquisition and development of knowledge in the area of supervision, with special emphasis in the context of education in languages; to promote the development of skills of self - education of teachers, based on research and education in languages; promote training of teacher educators for elementary and secondary school teachers; foster research and innovation in the field of supervision in language education. Combining areas of transversal and specific training, the Master progressively develops skills in supervision, teaching and research dimensions. The completion of the first year grants students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education. The successful completion of the master's programme grants the Master's degree in Educational Sciences. [-]

Master in Interpreting and Translation for Publishing

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and (specialist and literary) translation, capable of using IT and multimedia technologies and tools. [+]

Level of qualification Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004) Ministerial Degree Code LM-94 (Interpreting and Specialized Translating) Where School of Economics, Languages and Entrepreneurship Riviera Santa Margherita 76, 31100 Treviso (Italy) Head of Studies Prof. Fiorenzo Lafirenza (Teaching committee coordinator) Access to the programme Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 20 places, among which 10 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme). Admission requirements Unlimited entry, with evaluation of minimum curricular requirements according to fixed procedures. A proper individual educational background is required. Learning outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and (specialist and literary) translation, capable of using IT and multimedia technologies and tools. Translation, as an instrument of communication and foremost of mediation, deals with numerous linguistic, literary and socio-cultural topics, in a comparative and multicultural way. The courses are taught both in the specialization and vehicular language (English). The courses include Italian-Chinese and Chinese-English consecutive interpretation, Chinese and Cantonese for Business, Chinese Translation for Mass Media and computer-assisted translation tools. Languages available: Chinese and Cantonese. Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed as professional interpreters, translators (on a freelance basis or for translation agencies), officials in international companies and organizations. They may be also hired in the following sectors: cross-linguistic communication, editing, multimedia. They may carry out research and teaching activities in the field of linguistics and translation. Attendance Open attendance Examination assessment and graduation Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career. The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts. Access to further studies Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes [-]

Master Of Science In Classical And Modern Philology With The Linguistic State University Of Pyatigorsk - Pslu / Russia

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Caserta Russia Pyatigorsk + 2 more

The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master of study Modern Philology and Linguistics. [+]

Masters in Linguistics in Europe 2017. The Department of Arts and Cultural Heritage of the SUN (DiLBeC), From the year. 2015-2016 has activated a new integrated study course with the Institute for International Service of Tourism and Foreign Languages ​​University of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic - PSLU - (Russia). The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master of study Modern Philology and Linguistics. The course lasts two years and includes a training program jointly developed with the stranger at their university and a mobility period abroad for two semesters; involves the release, at the end of the study period and after passing the exam, two degrees of Master of Science with the following name from their location: at the SUN "in Modern Philology Doctor", and at the PSLU "Master in linguistics ", recognized according to official regulations in the two universities and in their countries. For students, this new course is a unique opportunity to enrich their professional resume and gain the educational profile of the peculiar and captivating. The University of Pyatigorsk State Linguistics is one of the most reliable Russian universities; his Institute for International Service of Tourism and Foreign Languages ​​is located in a modern and functional structure situated in the center of the city of Pyatigorsk, an important spa resort located in the Federal District of the North Caucasus. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The new international CDL established by the Institute for International Service of Tourism and foreign languages ​​enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a double degree, ie a double degree Master's study. Each university will give the participating students their diplomas to Master's degree. This is another way of two graduate degrees (a double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy as a Graduate Diploma Course in Modern Philology, and the other in Russia as Master in intercultural communication and foreign language skills in the management and business innovative, with the title of "Master in linguistics". Both titles are recognized in and outside Europe. Therefore, the new CDL aims to train a new professional that possesses not only the necessary philological and language teaching skills, but also the full communicative competence of the partner country's language (Italian and Russian) and the English language. In fact, in the new course of study it is planned during the course of a study period abroad (two semesters) and a period of vocational training in the country of origin, in language training institutions, publishing houses and press agencies. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS Can enroll in the CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology, activated in partnership with the State University of Pyatigorsk Linguistics, students holding a Bachelor's degree diploma, obtained in Italy or a Bachelor degree from Russian universities. Italians students will learn the Russian language, Given at the Russian Culture 'Pushkin' center which was established in 2015 at the DiLBeC in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. Russian students will have to learn the Italian language. For students who are in possession of a Diploma Bachelor degree other than that prescribed and who decide to enroll in the new CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology, will be activated custom procedures for recognition and validation of the exams and college credits already earned. Those who decide to enroll in CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology will also contribute to the call for obtaining scholarships annually allocated from the SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. HEADQUARTERS AND METHOD 'OF CONDUCT Courses in Italy will take place at the offices of the Department of Arts and Cultural Heritage of the SUN, in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE). Courses in Russia will take place at the Institute for International Service of Tourism and foreign languages, in the center of Pyatigorsk. The teaching consists of lectures cycles with any evidence elapsed written and / or oral. The exams are oral and may be preceded by a written examination. [-]

Master in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

We welcome motivated applicants with a BA degree in English or a related discipline, who have a strong foundation in the field, excellent written and spoken English and a proposed research project that fits within the fields of specialisation available within the Department. [+]

Language: Czech We welcome motivated applicants with a BA degree in English or a related discipline, who have a strong foundation in the field, excellent written and spoken English and a proposed research project that fits within the fields of specialisation available within the Department. The programme offers students a range of potential specialisations that is unique in Central Europe taught by scholars who actively participate in the academic community and publish in these areas. Generally, the special programmes include either an introduction to the theory, history and contemporary practice of specialised disciplines, or an overview of a broader, interdisciplinary area (e.g. Critical and Cultural Theory, British and Commonwealth Cultural Studies). All courses are assessed by means of credits compatible with the EU system (ECTS). Instruction takes the form of small group seminars that facilitate discussion, close reading of specific texts and individual attention from the instructor if needed. Applicants are advised to check the research interests of members of staff when preparing a draft thesis topic and to consult information on MA thesis requirements. Graduate Profile The purpose of the MA programme is to prepare students for professional careers in research, teaching or translation and to develop an intercultural perspective in English studies by bringing together gifted students from the Czech Republic and around the world. Many of our graduates have also gone on to work in the media, diplomacy and international agencies. Graduates of the MA programme have excellent written and spoken English, significant experience in creatively developing and researching the topic of their final thesis, and advanced knowledge of the critical and historical contexts of the study of Anglophone literatures and cultures. [-]

Masters in English Linguistics

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Online Full time Part time 2 - 7  August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This flexible distance-learning course will provide you with an overview of the field of descriptive English linguistics, incorporating both synchronic and diachronic perspectives and covering a wide range of linguistic methods and approaches. The course will enable you to reflect critically on issues in the study of language and undertake independent research in the field. It will provide you with analytical skills which are necessary for the teaching of English and are also relevant in a wide range of other employment contexts. The course has been going strong for 20 years and was taught by distance from the outset. It continues to evolve and is now delivered via the Moodle virtual learning environment, with online study materials to guide you through the topics covered and provide links to other resources. You will also need to use textbooks, and a full reading list is provided with each module syllabus. You will have regular contact with your module tutor by email, telephone, fax or post, or even in person if appropriate. An online discussion forum is available so that you can contact other students if you wish. In addition, we offer periodic seminar talks where you can meet the course team and other students. All distance learning students have the use of the facilities of the University’s library, including off-campus access to electronic databases and e-books. For students in the UK, the library operates a postal loan Key Facts You will be fully supported throughout the course by a tutor assigned to you when you begin each module. The course is taught by some of the leading authorities in the field. We pride ourselves on the level of support we offer and have often been praised for the quality and promptness of our responses. Each module takes around 200 hours to complete (including the assignments). Although this is described as a 'part-time' course, you decide how much time to devote to your studies and you can study full-time if you wish. You have up to 8 months to complete a module, but it is possible to do so in around 4-5 months with 10-12 study hours each week. On this basis, the PG Diploma could be completed in 2-3 years. The maximum registration period is 7 years. [+]

Entry Requirements

You would normally have a UK or internationally recognised honours degree, or its equivalent, in any relevant subject. An alternative would be an ordinary degree/teaching certificate and two to three years' teaching experience. For anyone who has studied at undergraduate level in a non-English-speaking country, we also require an English Language qualification equivalent to a British Council IELTS score of 7.0.

 

Employability

Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies.... [-]


Master in Linguistic Sciences

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology... [+]

Master in Linguistic Sciences

 

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology and translation from a variety of perspectives. The degree consists of coursework, workshops, book examinations, seminars and a research thesis (MA thesis). The programme consists of three thematic sub-programmes with overlapping basic components followed by field-specific special training. These sub-programmes are:

Linguistics and Language Technology Sociolinguistics: Language Contacts and Language Policy Translation Studies and Translation Technology

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Master in Anglophone Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Two-year postgraduate programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. Previous studies in the same field are NOT a requirement. [+]

Master in Anglophone Studies

 

The Master’s Degree study programme in Anglophone Studies is a two-year programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. This interdisciplinary programme is designed as a four-semester curriculum. The language of instruction is English.Master’s programme graduates acquire expertise in selected Anglophone countries. They are knowledgeable in international relations, cultural and historical connections, and the distinctive realities of particular English-speaking countries. They understand the society of these countries as well as their internal and external relations.

Master’s Degree graduates are highly employable in the fields of... [-]


Master In Classical And Modern Philology And Literature

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature may write to the intellectual and scientific professions highly specialized (eg .: teachers, philologists, linguists, cultural experts etc.), And has privileged access to the teaching and research world ... [+]

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature may write to the intellectual and scientific professions highly specialized (eg .: teachers, philologists, linguists, cultural experts etc.), And has privileged access to the teaching and research world. final test characteristics The final exam consists of the discussion of a written paper, through which it is possible to ascertain the skills acquired. The graduate student will develop their own 'Master thesis' under the guidance of a supervisor and will have to prove to be able to use with full mastery of the relevant scientific literature, both in Italian and in foreign languages. The thesis must have the characteristics of an original research work. Skills required for access To enter the Master of Science in Philology and classical and modern literature is subject to the possession of an undergraduate title. The student will have sufficient mastery of basic linguistic analysis methods, historical, literary; It must have a clear chronological framework of the development of the main classical literature (for access to degree LM-15 also of Greek) and Italian literature; He must have a good knowledge of the Latin language (for access to degree LM-15 also of Greek) and its grammatical structures, including through a direct approach to literary texts; You must have acquired basic notions of general linguistics and Italian language; You will have to learn a European language other than Italian, and orient the use of the main computer tools. Students who intend to enter the Master degree program must have matured, upon enrollment, at least 60 credits (depending on the class and the educational path chosen) from the following scientific areas: L-LIN / 10 ; L-LIN / 12; L-LIN / 01; L-LIN / 02; L-LIN / 04; L-LIN / 09; M-GGR / 01; L-ANT / 02; L-ANT / 03; M-STO / 01; M-STO / 02; M-STO / 04. The Regulations further specify the necessary curricular requirements, defining in detail the scientific areas in which - depending on the class and the educational path chosen - will need to have acquired CFU. E 'will be a test of access that checks incoming student knowledge. Title conferred Degree in Philology and Literature Classical and Modern Language / and official teaching, and assessment of the preparation ITALIAN Applying knowledge and understanding General Area Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must have developed a good literary sensibility and possess secure capacity for analysis and interpretation in the areas relating to complex systems that characterize the world of culture and information and communication society. It must therefore be able, through the proper use of the most current bibliographic tools, to process and reinterpret the legacy of philological knowledge, literary and linguistic skills acquired, extending them also to external contexts to their specific field of study. Knowledge and understanding General Area Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must have acquired a good methodology in the field of historical linguistics and philology and literary research. Must be able to read in their original language literary texts and place them in their cultural, historical and social, recognizing the possible intertextual relations between classical authors and authors of the medieval and modern literature. Must be aware of the problematic aspects related to the understanding and translation of texts belonging to complex cultures like the Greek and Roman ones, and in the case of modern and contemporary literatures, must always be able to understand the relationship between language and culture and the correlation between the formation of languages ​​and geographical, historical and social. Learning ability Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must be sufficiently developed conceptualization skills, and be able to conduct their own research in the field flologico, history, languages ​​and literature, properly applying their methodologies and using the latest investigative tools . It must also be in a position to successfully continue to the higher levels of university education (third cycle). Making judgments Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must have developed thinking and critical skills and analytical rigor and possess an excellent command of acquired knowledge and methods of investigation pertaining to them, which is indispensable to access to research, both as individual experience both within the working groups. It must have also learned to assess the reality on a proper multicultural dimension, and developed a personal feeling to be applied also with regard to social problems that characterize the contemporary world. communication skills Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature must be able to transmit, with special exhibition skills and good ability to synthesize the foreground. It must be able to process texts, oral or written, aimed at high-level disclosure. They must also already able to expose scientific knowledge, modulating them according to a structured communication path that has enough teaching effectiveness. Description specific educational goals The Master of Science in Philology and classical and modern literature aims to acquire, engaging in interdisciplinary classical antiquity and the modern world, a preparation designed to develop such a method of analysis and critical reading of texts and languages ​​of the ancient, medieval and modern, as autonomous research skills, study and dissemination of knowledge in the field of philological and literary disciplines, with particular attention to the related language problems. The training course is designed to ensure - also through a direct approach to the texts in the original language - the possession of a solid foundation of historical and literary knowledge and critical-theoretical processes and mechanisms of production, transmission and reception of the text literary and related linguistic phenomena, in a synchronic and diachronic perspective, up to the latest current affairs. Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature will have acquired a thorough preparation, depending on the branch chosen, in philological studies, linguistic and classical and medieval literature (with particular attention to the historical and cultural contexts of Greek and Latin, in broader scope of the ancient peoples of Europe and the Mediterranean basin), or those of modern literature and contemporary, with a view to subsequent application in research, teaching, and in areas relating to complex systems that characterize the world of culture and the information society. The course provides for the possibility of a joint in different thematic tours (carefully, respectively, linguistic and philological, the LM15 class; those philological and literary, with the disciplines relating to language, literature and culture of Sardinia, in the class LM14), however, built with a view to a fruitful interaction of the methods and content of the study of the ancient world and the modern one, even with regard to detention processes, reuse and transformation of classical texts in the context of modern and contemporary Western culture. The establishment of a wide common training base to all students enrolled in the interclass degree course is pursued through the implementation of all common disciplines to the legal systems of the two Master's Degrees, integrated with an appropriate choice of similar or integrative disciplines. It is the necessary starting point for the necessary level of specialization, with ample training offer range, as well as the scientific quality of the teachers. The training course will take place through lectures, seminars, workshops, practical exercises and other initiatives promoted by the University. There will be periods spent abroad, especially in European exchange programs, as in the framework of inter-specific conventions. [-]

Master in Classices & Ancient Civilizaitons: Ancient studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from... [+]

Master in Ancient studies

 

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point. At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient Languages or Philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society.Questions you come across are, for example: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times. How did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? There are a lot of texts about dreams originating from the classical world (from Mesopotamia to Rome and Byzantium). Can we learn more about the people of antiquity by studying these dreams? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: For once don’t compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.Core moduleThe core module of this degree programme is "Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies". In this module, lecturers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam deal with a number of key themes from the field of Ancient studies that have been the subject of heated debates. You will write a paper on one of these debates. Depending on your background, you will specialize further in Ancient history and Archaeology, Latin language and culture, Greek language and culture or Mesopotamian language and culture of the first millennium B.C.... [-]


Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette + 1 more

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. [+]

Goals The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. In particular, it focuses on issues of linguistic and cultural diversity which arise among other things in the fields of education, communication and in different institutional and professional contexts. In courses and seminars, multilingualism is likewise an integral part of the forms of exchange between the students. In the philosophy of the programme, multilingualism is considered to be of added value in the building of knowledge. At scientific level, the programme: aims to familiarize students with scientific literature dealing with multilingualism and multiculturalism in fields such as sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, education, epistemology, sociology, digital literacy, etc. aims to develop students’ detailed knowledge of the necessary methodological tools, with special emphasis on qualitative research in these areas aims to develop students’ independent research competences aims to accompany the thought processes necessary for students to act as responsible members of society, in connection with issues of multilingualism and multiculturalism Some courses are multilingual. Programme Highlights International Symposium in a Partner University; Master Class with renown international experts; Workplace training through short-term internship; Multilingual and multicultural staff and students; Connections to the public and private sector, including European Institutions Career opportunities Academic careers The MA programme also prepares students for further PhD studies in disciplines such as sociolinguistics, education, anthropology or sociology. Careers beyond the academic world The Master is an interdisciplinary programme that will open up career possibilites in domains such as education, journalism, new media, cultural and diversity management, cultural mediation, business and professional communication, tourism, translation, etc. [-]

MA in Applied Linguistics

Mary Immaculate College
Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. [+]

Masters in Linguistics in Europe 2017. The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. Its main focus is on the use and teaching of the English language in a global context. This focus will address an international need for professional development, especially among teachers of English. The Masters in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context. Typically, the course will run over three semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 will involve taught modules (lectures and activities). Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. The three semesters can be taken back-to-back in one calendar year using the summer period for the dissertation module (September – August). Alternatively, the course can be taken over one and a half years. Part-time options are also available. Each semester is structured into 12 weeks or units in which three modules are taken. Each module will involve ongoing assessment. This may involve a mixture of tasks such as quizzes, discussions, essays, oral presentations, etc. For those students opting for the blended and online delivery formats, the assessments will have online options for completion. To summarise, the programme begins in September. There are options regarding programme delivery mode and duration to suit individual needs: Delivery options: • On-campus: Traditional delivery format with on-campus, face to face lectures and tutorials • Blended: Combination of online and face to face delivery format • Online: Fully online delivery format using both pre-recorded and live webinars Time options: • Over one year: Full-time basis, from September 2016 to August 2017, using the summer period for the dissertation module • Over one and a half years: Full-time basis, September 2016 to December 2017, using the Autumn Semester for the dissertation module • Flexible part-time programme: Part-time basis, allowing students to undertake the course in a modular manner, accruing the required credits within 3 years Students exiting the programme, having successfully completed 60 ECTS, not including the dissertation (30 credits), can do so with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (level 9 on the NQF). Module outlines Core Features of Language: grammar, vocabulary and phonology This module will explore the interrelationship of grammar, vocabulary (lexis) and phonology in the language system. It will describe the formal systems of English, examining the individual building blocks of lexis (e.g. morphemes, semantic relations), grammar (e.g. word classes, phrases, clauses, tenses, modality) and phonology (phonemes, intonation patterns, features of connected speech), and the ways in which these forms work together and are used to create meanings in context. It will also examine the notion of fixed multi-word units, both integrated and fragmented, which form lexicogrammatical patterns. There will be a strong focus on how grammar, vocabulary and phonology interplay with discourse and pragmatics. Approaches to Language in Context This module will explore the importance of considering language in its cultural, social and interpersonal context of use and examine the factors that influence how we use language. It will consider the phenomenon of context in light of recent developments in spoken and written corpus linguistics. Language in context will be investigated through practical analytic tasks using authentic spoken and written discourse from a variety of different discourse contexts (e.g., family discourse, academic discourse, workplace discourse, etc.). In addition, structural approaches to exploring spoken language (e.g., the work of the Birmingham discourse analysts and conversation analysis) and approaches that can be applied to both spoken and written texts such as genre analysis will also be explored. This will facilitate both a top-down and bottom-up approach to language in context. The ‘new discourses’ of the digital age, such as blogs, wikis, twitter and other electronic texts will also be explored. Issues in Applied Linguistics This module introduces students to the key issues in Applied Linguistics and serves to provide students with a broad understanding of the concerns of Applied Linguistics. Models of language teaching will be critically appraised and dominant paradigms of second language acquisition will be evaluated. Notions of linguistic competence will be examined, including inter-cultural pragmatic competence in the context of cross-cultural and variational pragmatics. The module will also address multilingualism and language in a global context, including contemporary debates about teaching English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Language assessment will also be a key theme, especially in terms of addressing notions of linguistic and discourse competency markers in testing spoken and written language. Within each area of the module, students will be introduced to a range of perspectives, allowing them critically evaluate different approaches and recognise the debates that currently occupy Applied Linguists. Classroom and Learner Discourse The module focuses on the interactional structure of teacher and learner discourse, looking empirically at the interactions between teacher and learners and between learners (peer-topeer). It seeks to develop understandings of the key interactional features and competencies of classroom discourse using analytical paradigms of conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis, underpinned by corpus linguistics methodological tools. The module also focuses on learners’ language in assessment (e.g. oral exams, essays, discussion fora, blogs, wikis) in the context of linguistic and interactional competencies. A key facet of the module will be to enable participants to transcribe, code and analyse empirical classroom and learner data so as to better understand this teaching and learning context and the linguistic and interactional competencies which it demands. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics This module will equip students with essential research skills for analysing language empirically. The module is designed to provide students with the skills to both evaluate the research of others and undertake their own independent research in the area of Applied Linguistics. It will focus on the methodological paradigms and experimental designs typically used in Applied Linguistics, including both qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches so that students can choose an appropriate methodology for a particular research question in a particular context of language use. The course will also cover practical methodological steps and procedures for research in Applied Linguistics, including the identification of a research question, finding sources for a literature review using appropriate databases, the practicalities of questionnaire design, speaker information sheets, recording protocols, transcription and coding procedures. The ethical issues that arise in research within applied Linguistics will also be discussed. The course will also focus on appropriate analytical frameworks for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from recordings, questionnaires or other empirical sources. By the end of this module, students should be able to write a research proposal suitable for a dissertation within the programme and be sufficiently competent to carry out the research project. Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching This module describes the applications of corpus linguistics to language teaching and research. Electronic language corpora, and their attendant computer software, are proving increasingly influential in language teaching as sources of language description and pedagogical material. The module will explore the contribution of corpus linguistics to language learning and teaching and examine the opportunities offered by corpus linguistics to the learner and the teacher. The module will not only focus on how the teacher can use corpus linguistics in the classroom to create materials but also on how students can be encouraged to use corpora themselves. The limitations of using corpora in language teaching and the potential pitfalls arising from their uncritical use will also be discussed. The module will primarily refer to research, teaching materials and procedures relevant to English Language Teaching (ELT); however, it will also address issues related to language teaching in general. Phonetics and Phonology This module will cover the core elements of phonetics and phonology. Students will address the distinction between phonetics and phonology. Specifically, in relation to phonetics, the module will focus on the physiology of speech, including the points and manner of articulation and the transcription of speech sounds, using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). In terms of phonology, it will examine the speech sound patterns, connected speech processes (such as assimilation, coalescence, elision, liaison) and the distinction between the segmental and suprasegmental features of speech. Core to this module is the contextualising of phonology in terms of discourse intonation in relation to lexis, grammar, discourse and pragmatics in spoken language. Discourse and Pragmatics This module aims to extend student understanding of linguistic context through a focus on pragmatics. Core issues of concern in pragmatics such as deixis, implicature, politeness and speech act theory are outlined, discussed and evaluated critically. The module will also explore notions of universality by considering pragmatics from both inter- and cross-cultural viewpoints. Central to this module is the consideration of real and authentic data. Traditional data collection methods in pragmatics, such as discourse completion tests, role plays and interviews will be assessed. However, corpus pragmatics, a relatively recent development within the fields of corpus linguistics and pragmatics, will be the primary methodological framework. Corpus pragmatics allows for the interpretation of spoken or written meaning, with an emphasis on providing empirical evidence for this interpretation. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of the core pragmatic concerns on the basis of empirical investigations which they themselves will conduct. Entry Qualifications A minimum of two years’ experience in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Foreign Language Teaching, ELT publishing or translation, or related fields, plus a 2.2 honours degree, or higher; Alternatively, relevant prior experience in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Foreign Language Teaching, ELT publishing or translation, or related fields will be considered as a basis for entry on a case-by-case basis (acceptance under this criteria will be subject to an interview and in accordance with the University of Limerick Policy on Accredited Prior Learning). In the case of non-native speakers of English, an IELTS level 7 or equivalent will be required. [-]