Masters of Arts in Languages

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A Master of Arts degree is an advanced course of non-scientific study that can provide new and exciting opportunities for graduates. A master’s degree is typically completed in one or two years, and it can be an excellent way for people to accelerate their careers.

What is an MA in Languages? A Masters of Arts in Languages is a program that focuses on the study of various international languages, as well as the culture and history of the country in which they originate. From analyzing ancient languages to unraveling the details of one language, students can focus on a specific area or country of interest, or take a broader approach. Once graduated, students will become masters over the language arts and will possess a thorough knowledge of their field.

Why choose to pursue an MA in languages or linguistics? People who select this field have a passion for understanding and communicating with people from all over the world. Graduates who receive an MA in Languages generally have more opportunities with a chance to earn greater pay. Most importantly, students are able to study a field that they are passionate about, and many are able to develop enhanced connections with the human race.

The cost of obtaining a Masters of Arts degree in Languages is often contingent on which school the student chooses to attend. Tuition prices differ depending on which country the student decides to seek an education. Many schools around the world offer scholarships and financial aid programs, which can help make advanced education more affordable.

With a Masters of Arts degree in Languages, graduates can expect to find positions available around the world. From interpreters and translators, to teachers and members of the corporate elite, people with an MA in Languages can use their expertise in a variety of fields. Other positions that utilize this highly sought after degree include logistics and distribution, fashion, travel, and diplomatic services.

 

Currently, students can easily apply for a school of their choice online. Future language graduates can also determine which area of language they would like to study and apply online through a simplified process. Apply today for an MA in Languages by filling out a simple online form. 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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M.A. in English with an Emphasis in Education

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Education degree program prepares students to teach undergraduate courses at two-year or four-year higher learning institutions for both campus and online modalities. [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Education degree program prepares students to teach undergraduate courses at two-year or four-year higher learning institutions for both campus and online modalities.

Offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this program is an excellent opportunity for those who have a passion for writing and literature and aspire to share their passion with learners through teaching. Students will gain advanced training in the field of English to make a difference in the undergraduate classroom. Core competencies of this program include pedagogy at the university level, teaching, writing, and literature, practice of professional writing and theories of writing and rhetoric. With a liberal arts foundation, this program surveys research-based pedagogical practices, such as strategic and collaborative curriculum design, diverse adult learning theories and incorporating technology into a distance learning environment. The program moves on to develop students into educational leaders who are skilled to implement these practices for impacting students outcomes.... [-]


Master in English Studies

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland 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, 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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in French Language and Culture

Horizons University
Online Part time September 2018 France Paris

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 courses will cover the linguistic and cultural aspects. [+]

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. ... [-]

MA in Italian language, literature and culture

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

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 full-time study programme is offered entirely in Italian and comprises 120 ECTS (for a usual duration of 2 years). An agreement signed on April 4th 2011 estabilishes the equivalence between the Master in Italian language, literature and culture (USI) and the Laurea magistrale "Filologia moderna. Scienze della letteratura, del teatro e del cinema" (Università degli Studi di Pavia). [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Chinese

Shenzhen University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Shenzhen

The MA in TESOC program, jointly sponsored by the School of Foreign Languages and Seadragon Education Research Institute, is tailor-made for students from outside China Mainland who have no or little experience in English language teaching but wish to teach English in Chinese schools and communities. [+]

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Chinese

Applications Open - Nov 1st, 2017

Application Deadline – March 10th, 2018

Shenzhen University is a public comprehensive university located in China’s southern outpost – Shenzhen. As a renowned special economic zone, Shenzhen has strong social and business ethos supporting and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. Shenzhen is adjacent to the two international metropolises – Hong Kong and Macao, with the fastest growing economy and playing a leading role in the course of China’s modernization and internationalization. Shenzhen now has a population of more than 1,000,000 foreigners, and thus the use of English becomes more and more common. The demand for native English teachers who have both an expertise in language learning and teaching and an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture is on the increase.... [-]


MA in English Language and Creative Writing

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The English Language and Creative Writing MA allows you to explore the interconnections between your knowledge of how language is used and produced, and your literary compositions. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as leading you to explore the writing process across genres and to take the city of London as one of your main sources of inspiration. [+]

The English Language and Creative Writing MA allows you to explore the interconnections between your knowledge of how language is used and produced, and your literary compositions. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as leading you to explore the writing process across genres and to take the city of London as one of your main sources of inspiration. The MA will equip you with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills that will prepare you to conduct independent research and will offer you many opportunities to network with other writers, agents, TV producers and performance poets.... [-]


MA in European Master in Sign Language Interpreting

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 5 semesters October 2018 Germany Magdeburg

EUMASLI is an innovative European Master’s programme for sign language interpreters, which has been developed by three universities in Germany, Finland and Great Britain as part of an EU Erasmus funded programme, and has been offered jointly by them since January 2009. [+]

No restricted admissionPlease note: extra-occupational part-time studies special admission requirements tuition fee required Start with studies

The programme begins each winter semester.

Programme objectives

Organisation EUMASLI is an innovative European Master’s programme for sign language interpreters, which has been developed by three universities in Germany, Finland and Great Britain as part of an EU Erasmus funded programme, and has been offered jointly by them since January 2009. EUMASLI is a part-time continuing education program (90 ECTS over 5 semesters). EUMASLI 1.3K14 EUMASLI – European Master in Sign Language Interpreting – is an innovative international master study programme that is intended to contribute to the development of the professional field of interpreting between deaf and hearing people by bringing together sign language interpreters from across the world. It aims to prepare participants for research, development, and management functions in their respective countries. For any questions, contact the programme coordinator Svenja Wurm. Follow what’s been said of EUMASLI on social media, #eumasli and #eumasli3.... [-]


M.A. in English

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Washington DC

The English M.A. program at Georgetown is dynamic, innovative, and committed to offering students a breadth of choice and a variety of opportunities for scholarly and professional specialization and development. We welcome applications from students intending to pursue a Ph.D. elsewhere after completing an M.A. at Georgetown, as we do from those aspiring to careers in writing, editing, teaching, and many other fields requiring advanced skills in written communication, critical analysis, and research. [+]

The Department of English offers a program of study leading to the M.A. degree in English and American Literature. Thesis and non-thesis options are available as well as a special concentration in the teaching of writing.

The program is enhanced by the library facilities in Washington, D.C., especially the Folger Shakespeare Library, where our students take advanced courses with nationally and internationally known scholars in the early modern period and in the long 18th century.

Specialized training is offered in the teaching of writing at the high school and/or college levels. This involves opportunities to work in specialized writing programs at Georgetown, one of which is committed to working with minority and working-class students and to work in many community outreach programs related to literacy and writing.... [-]


MA in French

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

Graduate studies in French, under the Department of Romance Languages, is committed to educating students in language and culture, both at home and abroad. [+]

Graduate studies in French, under the Department of Romance Languages, is committed to educating students in language and culture, both at home and abroad.

The Master of Arts in French, which can be completed in a year, usually leads to a secondary school teaching position or to a doctoral program at a major university, though it does not include teaching licensure.

Application Requirements Application fee Resume/CV Personal statement Official GRE required Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable Transcripts Three letters of recommendation References from instructors in French preferred Writing sample in French required [-]

English

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

The M.A. in Linguistics is based on a strong core of courses in the traditional areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and historical) with an additional emphasis on creole studies, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, English linguistics, and Romance linguistics. [+]

English

About

The English Department at Florida International University teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Literature, Creative Writing, Writing & Rhetoric, Linguistics, Film Studies, and Exile Studies. Originally established in 1965, the English Department operates on two campuses in Miami-Dade County and at the Pines Center in Broward County. In addition, faculty members teach in several programs overseas at partnering universities and colleges. Distinguished faculty in the English Department regularly earn both recognition and accomplishments locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.

MA In Linguistics

The M.A. in Linguistics is based on a strong core of courses in the traditional areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and historical) with an additional emphasis on creole studies, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, English linguistics, and Romance linguistics.... [-]


MA in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full time and Part time study Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

Graduates will specialise in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. They will develop transferable skills relating to the field and especially in the area of teaching.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to have an international career in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language. They will also be able to devise language teaching programmes. Graduates will be able to work for the public or private sector globally (schools, institutes, universities, research centres), which specialise in this field.... [-]


Master of Arts in English and American Studies (EAS)

University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Turin

The 2-year MA program (Laurea Magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, literature and cultures, analyzed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. [+]

The 2-year MA program (Laurea magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, pieces of literature and cultures, analyzed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Fully taught in English, the program prepares graduates who are professionally competent in English and have acquired an in-depth understanding of literature and cultures in English – i.e. British, North-American and postcolonial – as well as aspects of the history-shaping those cultures.

This program is part of the graduate degree program (“Laurea magistrale”) in Lingue e Letterature Moderne (LM-37).... [-]


MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA District of Columbia

The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as expertise in translation, linguistics, and/or Spanish language teaching. [+]

The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as expertise in translation, linguistics, and/or Spanish language teaching.

Master's students select courses as part of a 21-credit core curriculum that provides a strong foundation for the study of the cultural, historical, linguistic, and political complexity of the region. All core courses are taught entirely in Spanish. In addition to the core seminars, the Spanish: Latin American Studies master's program offers three 12-15 credit tracks that provide valuable training and professional skills for Latin American specialists:... [-]


English

The College At Brockport State University Of New York
Campus September 2018 USA Rochester

The MA in English, Creative Writing and Literature tracks, introduces graduate students to advanced study in the art of language. Courses provide an opportunity for deep and sustained analysis of a variety of literary texts, emphasizing advanced critical and theoretical approaches. [+]

The MA in English, Creative Writing and Literature tracks, introduces graduate students to advanced study in the art of language. Courses provide an opportunity for deep and sustained analysis of a variety of literary texts, emphasizing advanced critical and theoretical approaches. The program encourages students to work closely with faculty mentors and culminates in a substantial (and potentially publishable) independent project focusing on an area of the student’s interest and emerging expertise. Graduate students additionally have the opportunity to meet with nationally and internationally recognized authors through Brockport's visiting writers series, The Writers Forum.... [-]


Master in European Languages and Cultures

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Estonia Tartu

The master's programme provides knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. [+]

The European Languages and Cultures master's programme trains students to be cultural mediators (translators, administrators, editors, etc.) by providing knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. The programme covers 7 areas of speciality (students focus on one):

English language and literature French language and literature Spanish language and literature Russian and Slavic philology German language and literature Scandinavian languages and literature Classical philology

The graduates will be competitive candidates for careers in professions that require excellent proficiency in foreign languages and cultural competence in state institutions, universities and research institutions, IT companies, museums, publishing houses cultural exchange organisations in Estonia and abroad.... [-]