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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 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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61 Results in Language Studies

Bar-Ilan University

The MA Program in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation combines high-level literature seminars, creative writing and translation workshops, and is capp ... [+]

A new offering from the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar Ilan University:

MA in English Literature with a Focus on Literary Translation

A growth field in the Humanities, literary translation is natural for people who love literature and language and are looking for a practical way to turn this love into a profession. The MA Program in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation combines high-level literature seminars, creative writing and translation workshops, and is capped off with a year of one-on-one mentoring as the student prepares a creative thesis: the translation of a work of fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry. No knowledge of Hebrew is required; students may translate from any language into English, and all coursework is in English.... [-]

Israel Ramat Gan
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service

Master of Arts in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (MAREES) provides a solid grounding in the languages and cultures of the vast Eurasian, Russian and East Eur ... [+]

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) at Georgetown University offers one of the nation's preeminent Master's degree programs and hosts a rich outreach program of events on the area from central Europe to the Pacific and the Baltic to the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas. Founded in 1959 to prepare scholars who understood the Soviet Union and could analyze its secretive system, the Center has evolved in the wake of the Soviet Union’s demise and today incorporates a variety of scholarly disciplines for the study of this culturally rich region.

With an active program of community outreach, CERES provides a broad and deep understanding of Eurasian, Russian and East European affairs to audiences at Georgetown and throughout the Washington community. In addition, CERES oversees Turkish studies at Georgetown University and hosts several programs with the Institute of Turkish Studies.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English

The MA in English Studies for the Professions (MAESP) programme provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and professio ... [+]

Department of English

Established in 1988, the Department of English is a leader in applied English language studies. Our internationally-recognised academic staff will help you acquire the high levels of English skills needed to succeed professionally, and provide a comprehensive and critical understanding of English communication in multicultural professional contexts.

Our team of experts has a wide range of research interests in language and professional communication; media and communication; language teaching and learning; linguistics, English language and systemic functional linguistics; and intercultural communication. Our postgraduate students go on to work in a number of exciting and international contexts around the world.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The MA China Studies provides those in the programme with in-depth knowledge of China’s history, politics, society and economy, in order to equip them with a more compreh ... [+]

Overview

With the rise of China as a global economic power, there is an increasing demand among organisations and companies from around the world, working with and in China, for professionals with knowledge of China’s political, economic and social systems and who can also speak Chinese.

The MA China Studies provides those in the programme with in-depth knowledge of China’s history, politics, society and economy, in order to equip them with a more comprehensive understanding of China’s complex socio-economic system. This knowledge will provide graduates of the programme with unique and important insights, as well as language training critical to operating and decision-making in the Chinese context.... [-]

China Suzhou
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

This course responds to the increasing need for a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiat ... [+]

This course responds to the increasing need for a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the language needs of diverse audiences and industries.

"Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence" - George Steiner

Based in a truly global city, Goldsmiths’ location makes it the perfect place to study translation.

You will study the theory and practice of translation, giving you the expertise to compete for work as a professional translator. Study in a department with expertise in linguistics, creative writing, and literary studies, with the option to tailor your studies and explore areas in other departments relevant to your own interests.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Pécs

The goal of the degree program is to train experts in the field of English Studies who have sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of the English langu ... [+]

Description of the Program

The goal of the degree program is to train experts in the field of English Studies who have sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of the English language and can apply such knowledge in practice. They have thorough knowledge and understanding of the literature, culture and the social and political systems of English-speaking countries, including Great Britain, Ireland and Canada, the major trends and research fields of modern theoretical and applied linguistics and their results that mainly apply to the English language. They can apply the acquired knowledge in the business sector, the media, education, diplomacy, at institutions engaged in international relations, in tourism, the publishing sector, tender agencies, local, regional and national government offices and, in general, in the cultural public sphere. They are prepared to pursue studies in doctoral degree programs.... [-]

Hungary Pécs
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Swansea University

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialized variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. I ... [+]

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialized variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists.

Key Features

At the core of the MATI lies advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text types, interpreting (in one or two of the following environments: local government, health, police and court), and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. Part 1 of the degree also includes opportunities to develop further specialised skills in interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation (MT) and software localization, terminology management, video making or digital publishing, while in the Translation Work Experience module students form simulated translation companies, working with local translation businesses, and undertake real commissions to professional standards and deadlines.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to ... [+]

Despite impressive democratization and economic growth within much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, serious problems such as poverty, inequality, ethnic cleavage, crime, political violence, and illicit drug flows persist; while new issues, including those linked to climate change, resource competition, and natural disasters have emerged. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to the enduring problems and emerging challenges of the hemisphere. The program’s design and location facilitate employment at a broad spectrum of organizations based in Washington, DC, as well as elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
USI Università della Svizzera italiana

The Master in Italian language, literature and culture is offered by the Institute for Italian Studies (ISI) of the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI in Lugano. The ... [+]

The study programme of the Master covers three main subject areas: Italian language / Italian and comparative literature / Arts, history and culture, within a holistic framework encouraging the encounter of expertise from different academic fields. Italian literature, the central subject of the Master, is taught with constant reference to the culture in which it has been produced and studied.

The teaching staff includes internationally renowned scholars with outstanding research records in the various fields. Learning benefits from the linguistic and cultural situation in Ticino, an Italian speaking environment open to multilingualism, and from the excellent study conditions at Università Della Svizzera Italiana.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Master of Arts in German is housed within the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and explores German literary history, literary genres, authors ... [+]

The Master of Arts in German is housed within the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and explores German literary history, literary genres, authors, and cultural contexts. It is designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media, and communications, and library science.

The Department offers a Master of Arts in German designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media, and communications, and library science.

Mission Statement

The master's program in German is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of German language and culture beyond the bachelor’s level. The degree provides cultural enrichment and important career enhancement for fields such as international business, law, media and communication, and library science.... [-]

USA Medford
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) offers students the opportunity to deepen intellectual and cultural understanding of China as well as to l ... [+]

The Master of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) offers students the opportunity to deepen intellectual and cultural understanding of China as well as to learn the Chinese language. It prepares students for careers in various fields such as academia, consulting, government, business, non-profit, or education.

Being in the heart of the nation’s capital, our program allows students the opportunity to interact with many leading organizations, business headquarters, consulting firms, and government and media agencies based in DC. Students can enrich their learning experiences with additional activities:

Visiting the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, State Department, World Bank, IMF, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums, the Chinese Embassy, and many world famous places in DC. Working with government agencies or non-profit organizations to complete a capstone project or MA thesis on China-related topics Working as a volunteer or an intern to gain professional experience in CCTV-Washington Station, Asia Society, or Asia-related education programs at museums Attending talks, seminars, and conferences at the nearby universities and centers, including GW Sigur Center’s lectures and talks on China and Asia. Building a professional network to support career opportunities. Degree Requirements ... [-]
USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Helsinki

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, litera ... [+]

How did Eng­lish Be­come a World Lan­guage?

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have an excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future careers, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management.

Goal of the pro­gramme

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have an excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future careers, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Eastern Finland

This programme, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguist ... [+]

MASTER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

This programme, 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. The objectives of the programme include an in-depth understanding of the multifacetedness of contemporary English studies; increased awareness of key debates in contemporary linguistics and literary studies; and the ability to carry out independent research.

During their studies, the students will specialize in the English language and culture or English literature and culture. In the English language and culture studies, the focus is on language contact, language variation and change, pragmatics, bilingualism, and using digital resources and tools to understand the role of English in the world today. In literary and cultural studies, the department's areas of strength include postcolonial and ethnic literature, American literature, popular fiction, and contemporary fiction.... [-]

Finland Joensuu
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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 understan ... [+]

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.

Entering students are required to have Arabic language competence equivalent to at least that attained by the end of the third year of intensive language study in the undergraduate program at Georgetown University. In the first week of their first academic year, students who are non-native Arabic speakers are required to take an Arabic language exam administered by the department.... [-]

USA Washington
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Horizons University

This program is designed for students who already master the French language and wish to take their experience and knowledge one step further. Introductory and advanced c ... [+]

MA in French Language and Culture

This program is designed for students who already master the French language and wish to take their experience and knowledge one step further. Introduction and advanced courses span will cover the linguistic and cultural aspects.

Students will gain in‐depth knowledge of the French environment, improve their writing and oral skills and learn to evolve confidently and efficiently in a professional French environment.

Duration

1 year

Admission requirements

Any course equivalent to a bachelors degree.Language

French

Methodology

The program follows two roads:

One focused on introductory courses on language (grammar, translation) and generic courses on French civilization and another more specific road focusing on particular aspects of French culture and society. ... [-]
France Paris
September 2019
Part-time
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