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12 MA Programs in Applied Linguistics

A Master of Arts or MA degree is among the most popular choices for those seeking education beyond undergraduate work. Typically, an MA is a graduate program focusing on social sciences, humanities, or fine arts, although there are many specialized areas. One good choice is an MA in Applied Linguistics. What is an MA in Applied Linguistics? Linguistics is the study of how languages work, and appli… Read more

A Master of Arts or MA degree is among the most popular choices for those seeking education beyond undergraduate work. Typically, an MA is a graduate program focusing on social sciences, humanities, or fine arts, although there are many specialized areas. One good choice is an MA in Applied Linguistics.

What is an MA in Applied Linguistics? Linguistics is the study of how languages work, and applied linguistics uses these concepts and information to resolve real-life language problems. A masters degree in applied linguistics might cover a wide variety of subjects, including language acquisition, phonetics, syntax, language disorders, and social interaction with language. In addition, some programs might require you to learn a second language to ensure that you can apply what you learn and communicate more effectively.

There are many advantages in taking an MA in Applied Linguistics. In an increasingly competitive and global job market, those with better qualifications stand out and an MA indicates that you are experienced and dedicated. In addition, an applied linguistics degree equips you with many of the skills and much of the knowledge needed to solve real-world problems involving language.

The cost of an MA in Applied Linguistics can vary significantly. The price can be affected by the individual program, institutional policies, or even the country where the school is located. It’s important that potential students research a school carefully before enrolling to ensure that it is a good fit.

There are many potential careers available to someone with one of these degrees. This because of the number of fields with links to applied linguistics. Language problems can occur in psychology, computer science, sociology, education, communications, or government. Linguistics can also prove useful if you’d like to teach a language, become a translator, or perform research on the subject.

If you’re interested in taking an MA in applied linguistics, you can start looking for the right program today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

Studying the Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help you develop your teaching skills. You’ll strengthen your understanding of language lea ... +

Studying the Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help you develop your teaching skills. You’ll strengthen your understanding of language learning, explore common challenges that language teachers and learners face, and reflect on your learning and teaching experience. In all these areas, you’ll be guided to make links between teaching practice, research, theory, and the contexts within which people teach and learn languages. -
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Full-time
English
Campus
Online
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen is a unique track focussing on the processes involved in second language learning, as well as teaching theories. T ... +

The MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen is a unique track focussing on the processes involved in second language learning, as well as teaching theories. The program encompasses various fields of study, as learning and using a second language may be approached from many different angles. Students will explore and discuss the factors that relate to second language development, including cognition, psychology, social interaction, language teaching, and culture. -
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Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University offers a unique M.A. program in Linguistics in Clinical Research, intended for outstanding students ... +

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University offers a unique M.A. program in Linguistics in Clinical Research, intended for outstanding students with a B.A. in Communication Disorders, Psychology, Brain Sciences, Special Education or similar fields, who are interested in getting a deeper understanding of the linguistic basis of their field. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities (Previously: Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age), you may deepen your understanding of the nature ... +

In the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities (Previously: Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age), you may deepen your understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and the theoretical and digital tools for working with language and speech. -
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Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2023
04 Jan 2023
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University of Siena
Siena, Italy

The Master programme in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The progra ... +

The Master programme in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The programme focuses, in both curricula, on the study of language in the perspective of cognitive studies and of the philosophy of language and mind. -
MA MA
Full-time
2 years
English
20 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Indiana University - College of Arts and Sciences
Bloomington, USA

The M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics prepares teachers to work with adult learners of English in a wide range of ESL and EFL settings. The program is rooted in the intima ... +

The M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics prepares teachers to work with adult learners of English in a wide range of ESL and EFL settings. The program is rooted in the intimate connection between research and practice in language learning and teaching. It melds linguistic, pedagogical, and contextual dimensions of classroom language learning, and emphasizes informed professionalism in the teacher's work. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The postgraduate program in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialized education and trai ... +

The postgraduate program in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialized education and training and research needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors, and language planners, copywriters, literary reviewers and language teachers. Translation and interpreting are complex linguistic, cognitive, and textual processes that, among other things, also entail socio-cultural mediation. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
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University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

The MA English Language and Literature provides you with an opportunity for advanced study in contemporary Literary Studies and Applied Linguistics.

The MA English Language and Literature provides you with an opportunity for advanced study in contemporary Literary Studies and Applied Linguistics. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Campus
 
York St John University
York, United Kingdom

The programme is designed for both qualified and intending teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It attracts students from different parts of the world, who brin ... +

The programme is designed for both qualified and intending teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It attracts students from different parts of the world, who bring with them a diverse mix of educational backgrounds and experiences. This gives us a chance to increase our cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of teaching and learning contexts globally. Furthermore, using online forums, we aim to provide practical opportunities for you to interact with language professionals around the world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Ningbo, China

Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural work ... +

Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural workplaces can improve communication between staff. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 48 months
English
Campus
 
Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching.

Offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
York St John University
York, United Kingdom

If you are interested in how the language we use can affect wealth, opportunities and privilege in society then this is the course for you. On this Language & Social Justi ... +

If you are interested in how the language we use can affect wealth, opportunities and privilege in society then this is the course for you. On this Language & Social Justice MA, you will examine the contribution of Applied Linguistics to a range of social justice agendas. Benefitting from studying within a School which is renowned for its excellence and innovation in learning and teaching, as well as its world-leading research in language and social justice, you will become part of our thriving research community. -
MA
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Part-time
English
Campus