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If a scholar wants to continue studying after earning a bachelor’s degree, he or she may start a Master of Arts. This graduate-level program usually takes between one and two years to complete and often focuses on liberal or fine arts. What is an MA in Language Studies? Language studies can take on different forms at different schools. For example, some universities may allow scholars to stu… Read more

If a scholar wants to continue studying after earning a bachelor’s degree, he or she may start a Master of Arts. This graduate-level program usually takes between one and two years to complete and often focuses on liberal or fine arts.

What is an MA in Language Studies? Language studies can take on different forms at different schools. For example, some universities may allow scholars to study a specific language while others may give students a broader understanding of linguistics. These programs usually provide participants with practical language training as well as a conceptual understanding of theories and histories. The core topics covered could include language studies research, culture studies, literature and society, language in society, second language teaching methodology, and other linguistics-related courses.

This language-oriented study gives students enviable communication skills and cultural awareness that can make a person empathetic and personable. Participants may also become more organized thanks to the required research projects. The high-level organization skills could be attractive to employers.

Before applying, students may want to know how much this type of master’s degree costs. Tuition can vary based on the school, its location, the duration of the program and the year of study. The best way to get an accurate estimate is to contact a school directly.

Scholars who have an MA in Language Studies may be prepared for a wide variety of careers. For example, students have gone on to become translators, interpreters, journalists, professors, humanitarians, human resource officers, tutors, financial associates and international travel consultants. While this education does provide a person with a lot of transferable skills, some graduates choose to use it as a base for even more schooling.

No matter where people are in the world, they may be able to study for an MA in Language Studies. Universities around the globe offer this degree both online and on campus. Learning more is easy. 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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Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Treviso, Italy

The Master's Degree in Translation and Interpreting (TI) aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and translation, both speci ... +

The Master's Degree in Translation and Interpreting (TI) aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and translation, both specialised and literary, who are able to use IT and multimedia techniques and tools. Studies in translation, understood not only as communication but also as a primary form of mediation, address the most diverse linguistic-literary and socio-cultural issues from a comparative, intercultural and inclusive perspective. -
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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA/MSc in Linguistics: Language and Communication Technologies offers a unique combination of theoretical linguistics and computer-science research in a multi-lingual sett ... +

The MA/MSc in Linguistics: Language and Communication Technologies offers a unique combination of theoretical linguistics and computer-science research in a multi-lingual setting. It is in a rapidly evolving area of study with excellent career opportunities, both in industry and academia. The degree is also part of the Erasmus Mundus Master's Program. -
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Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individual stu ... +

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individual student and his/her supervisors. -
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University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

The Master’s Programme in Russian Studies at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multi- and interdisciplinary programme, which will help you think globally. We focus on R ... +

The Master’s Programme in Russian Studies at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multi- and interdisciplinary programme, which will help you think globally. We focus on Russia as a vital actor in globally-shared challenges. -
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University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Undertake industry-relevant professional translator and interpreter training through our master's course.

Undertake industry-relevant professional translator and interpreter training through our master's course. -
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University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts and will familiarise you with the socio-cultural, linguistic and t ... +

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts and will familiarise you with the socio-cultural, linguistic and technical dimensions that characterise specialised multilingual material. -
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The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

Cultivate a broad and deep understanding of the political, economic, historical, and cultural issues in contemporary Latin America with a master’s degree that will support a v ... +

Cultivate a broad and deep understanding of the political, economic, historical, and cultural issues in contemporary Latin America with a master’s degree that will support a variety of career paths. Our graduates are leaders who succeed in government, the private sector, and multinational & non-governmental organizations. -
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Leiden University
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This programme explores Russia and the Eurasian world from the perspectives of language, literature and culture, or politics, history and economics.

This programme explores Russia and the Eurasian world from the perspectives of language, literature and culture, or politics, history and economics. -
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Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide an understanding ... +

The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide an understanding of Arabophone culture and intellectual history in the pre-modern and modern periods. With a special emphasis on Arabic textual traditions, the program offers graduate training in the study of the languages, literature, and thought of the Islamic world, and introduces students to scholarly approaches to the study of Islam. -
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University of Szeged
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The objective of this Master's training is to provide students with in-depth knowledge in the fields of French and French language, literature, linguistics and civilization. T ... +

The objective of this Master's training is to provide students with in-depth knowledge in the fields of French and French language, literature, linguistics and civilization. The diploma also includes knowledge of French at level C2, and makes it possible to hire the holder in intermediate or senior positions where adequate use of French, and literary, linguistic and cultural skills are necessary. -
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English and Communication
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PolyU climbs to 66th in the QS World University Ranking 2022 and 55th in Linguistics in QS World University Ranking by Subject 2022. This MA programme aims to provide students ... +

PolyU climbs to 66th in the QS World University Ranking 2022 and 55th in Linguistics in QS World University Ranking by Subject 2022. This MA programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and professional contexts. -
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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The Centre for Languages and Literature is Sweden’s largest research and teaching environment for linguistics, languages, cognitive semiotics, literature, film, and area studi ... +

The Centre for Languages and Literature is Sweden’s largest research and teaching environment for linguistics, languages, cognitive semiotics, literature, film, and area studies. The MA in Language and Linguistics offers a unique opportunity to study an integrated programme, with obligatory courses in philosophy of science and methods, while allowing you to deepen your knowledge in your specialisation through separate courses. The programme thus combines a broad base with specific expertise. With an MA in Language and Linguistics, you will be well prepared for further academic studies, as well as attractive to employers looking for highly qualified individuals with knowledge in language and communication. -
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University of Eastern Finland
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This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic pers ... +

This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic perspectives. The degree consists of coursework and a research thesis. -
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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

The MA Translation aims to: Enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the prevailing theories and practices of translation through intellectual and in ... +

The MA Translation aims to: Enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the prevailing theories and practices of translation through intellectual and interactive enquiry and advanced translation practice; Provide grounding in the field of Translation Studies, defined as theory and practice, that will enable students both to undertake independent research and/or work as professional translators; Encourage sophisticated intellectual enquiry and debate with fellow students, academics and professional practitioners, drawn from a range of relevant backgrounds, through interrogation of theoretical models and analysis of practice-based work; Encourage students to develop professional translation skills and learn to theorise within the context of the discipline and their own practice; Provide students with a good knowledge of the translation marketplace; Foster a dynamic and innovative approach to translation as a model for understanding the socio-political and cultural complexities posed by the movement of peoples and the demands of multi-lingual and multicultural organisations and societies; Equip students to use their writing talents to the best of their ability, and to develop as independent translators and self-reflective lifelong learners. -
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Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history ... +

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history of the English language-based cultures (especially Great Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia), applied and theoretical linguistics, mediating in English and their native language in specialised cultural, economic and political areas, teaching and transmitting knowledge concerning English literature and linguistics, and English language-based cultures and societies. -
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