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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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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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in English Literature and Culture is an academic humanities degree with a socially relevant focus. We offer you academic excellence with transferable skills, with the r ... +

The MA in English Literature and Culture is an academic humanities degree with a socially relevant focus. We offer you academic excellence with transferable skills, with the resources of a large research university but with small classes (typically 10-15 students), in a friendly ambiance that contributes to our positive student feedback. Our staff has received their doctorates from a mix of Dutch universities and international institutions (Oxford, Cambridge, Toronto, Edinburgh). -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Szeged
Szeged, Hungary

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. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
French
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master’s Programme in English Studies at the University of Helsinki, you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language ... +

In the Master’s Programme in English Studies at the University of Helsinki, 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. You can take courses in all three areas or just focus on one of them. Up to 25 elective courses are offered each academic year as well as research seminars that will support you in writing your Master’s thesis. You can also combine modules from other programmes at the Faculty of Arts to your degree, for example, Digital Humanities and Literary Studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
05 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The MA in Chinese-English Translation and Language is available if you are a first language Mandarin speaker from China, interested in an applied language career such as trans ... +

The MA in Chinese-English Translation and Language is available if you are a first language Mandarin speaker from China, interested in an applied language career such as translating and teaching English or Chinese as a foreign language. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
31 Jul 2021
Campus
 
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom

This is the only course in the UK that will give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive, simultaneous, chuchotage, sight translation ... +

This is the only course in the UK that will give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive, simultaneous, chuchotage, sight translation, dialogue and distance interpreting. We are the first university to teach video-mediated and telephone interpreting based on research in distance interpreting, giving you excellent and flexible career opportunities. -
MA
Full-time
English
Oct 2021
22 Jul 2021
Campus
 
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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
Zhejiang University International Business School
Jiaxing, China

The Master of China Studies (MCS) is an MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China’s economic, cultural, and societal context. Zhejiang University International Busi ... +

The Master of China Studies (MCS) is an MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China’s economic, cultural, and societal context. Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS), partnering with the Institute of China Studies, infuses business trends into the longstanding China Studies program. The interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to work analytically, and to gain an in-depth understanding of China. ZIBS provides academic support, corporate support, and teaching space. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Chinese
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Bath
Claverton Down, United Kingdom

Come to study interpreting and translating at Bath Find out why the University of Bath is internationally renowned for training interpreters and translators. The course covers ... +

Come to study interpreting and translating at Bath Find out why the University of Bath is internationally renowned for training interpreters and translators. The course covers professional translation and different types of interpreting, including simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and liaison in public and commercial settings. Students have access to the latest digital interpreting suites and participate in mini-conferences to put skills into practice, holding debates on controversial topics and acting as both delegate and interpreter. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Lugano, Switzerland

The Master's course proposed by the Institute of Italian Studies presents a peculiarity that is totally unique with respect to the educational offer of the other Universities, ... +

The Master's course proposed by the Institute of Italian Studies presents a peculiarity that is totally unique with respect to the educational offer of the other Universities, because it is based on a study plan consisting of courses that, every year, are gathered around a specific theme: thematic unit that becomes a stimulus and a concrete opportunity for interdisciplinarity. It intends to offer its students the acquisition of a mature right of citizenship in the domain of the word, which will allow them to question the present, to consciously set out towards the future and, above all, to recognize their own uniqueness of persons. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
Italian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Karoli Gaspar University
Budapest, Hungary

The objective of the two-year program is to acquaint students with a broadly defined concept of English literary culture, including its history, major trends, critical schools ... +

The objective of the two-year program is to acquaint students with a broadly defined concept of English literary culture, including its history, major trends, critical schools and, of course, its most representative works and authors. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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