40 MA Programs in Linguistics

For students looking to further their education after graduating from a college or university, obtaining an MA (Master of Arts) degree is a viable option. For those seeking a versatile major, linguistics offers many unique career opportunities. What is an MA in Linguistics? Linguistics can include the study of specific languages, comparing languages, language acquisition, communications, theory,… Read more

For students looking to further their education after graduating from a college or university, obtaining an MA (Master of Arts) degree is a viable option. For those seeking a versatile major, linguistics offers many unique career opportunities.

What is an MA in Linguistics? Linguistics can include the study of specific languages, comparing languages, language acquisition, communications, theory, and cognition. Students may choose to focus on the description of language or language theories. Study of language variation and language change takes an in-depth look at phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Linguistics can also emphasize more practical components of language, such as translation and text analysis for those who want careers in communications.

An MA in Linguistics can lead to numerous interesting careers. Several of these positions are in high demand, so getting a job after obtaining a postgraduate degree is not nearly as difficult as it is for some students. An MA can pave the way for several careers, research opportunities, and PhD programs.

Because cost varies between diverse institutions in different countries, students seeking an MA in Linguistics should look into specific schools that offer this program for information about pricing details.

Those who have acquired an MA in Linguistics can apply their learning in many career fields. Having thoroughly studied language acquisition, linguists are especially qualified to teach language. They can either teach English as a second language or teach a foreign language. Working in the computer industry can give linguists a chance to better computer-mediated language learning. Language documentation and preservation is another great option, as well as translating in settings such as courtrooms and government hospitals. Verbal lingual skills give linguists an advantage in positions for editing, publishing, and writing. 

Online courses allow for those with busy schedules to continue their education without sacrificing academic rigor. If you are considering going into an MA program, look through our database to find institutions that suit you best. 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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York St John University
York, United Kingdom + 1 More

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
MA
01 August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
MA
01 October 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also ... Read more

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics. Read less
MA
01 September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
District V., Hungary + 2 More

The interdisciplinary Semiotics MA program at ELTE trains students to become well-trained specialists in semiotics of culture with a global overview of the various fields of h ... Read more

The interdisciplinary Semiotics MA program at ELTE trains students to become well-trained specialists in semiotics of culture with a global overview of the various fields of humanities: literary studies, linguistics, philosophy, visual arts and general art studies – including approaches to the fine arts, films, theatre and music – and also the most contemporary methods of research synthetized from a semiotic methodological point of view. Read less
MA
01 September 2020
Full-time
2 years
15 June 2020
English
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Avondale, USA

The M.A. in Linguistics focuses on investigating language from both theoretical and functional approaches. Our dynamic curriculum combines core studies in the structure of lan ... Read more

The M.A. in Linguistics focuses on investigating language from both theoretical and functional approaches. Our dynamic curriculum combines core studies in the structure of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) with current approaches in sociolinguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language contact, world Englishes, endangered languages and language documentation, discourse analysis, and identity studies. Read less
MA
01 August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
15 June 2019
English
Campus
 
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The M.A. in Language and Communication is a professionally-oriented program within the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University. This program cultivates strong research ... Read more

The M.A. in Language and Communication is a professionally-oriented program within the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University. This program cultivates strong research and analytical abilities in sociolinguistics, specifically discourse analysis (e.g. narrative analysis and cross cultural communication), ethnography, and pragmatics. The program is designed to link these theories to practice in a range of professional fields. Read less
MA
August 2020
Full-time
15 January 2020
English
Campus
 
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand + 2 More

Take a detailed look at your specialist area and open doors to new opportunities in language-related careers.

Take a detailed look at your specialist area and open doors to new opportunities in language-related careers. Read less
MA
March 2020
Full-time
01 December 2019
English
Campus
 
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

The master’s programma of Linguistics and Literature builds on the basic competences, skills and attitudes that the students have acquired in the bachelor’s programma of Lingu ... Read more

The master’s programma of Linguistics and Literature builds on the basic competences, skills and attitudes that the students have acquired in the bachelor’s programma of Linguistics ... Read less
MA
25 September 2020
Full-time
15 April 2017
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theor ... Read more

This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against reality. Read less
MA
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
01 April 2020
English
Campus
 
Высшая школа экономики
Moscow, Russia + 5 More

The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong in ... Read more

The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Read less
MA
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
14 August 2020
English
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities, you deepen your understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and the theoretical and d ... Read more

In the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities, you deepen your understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and the theoretical and digital tools for working with language and speech. You may also focus on digital methods in other fields within humanities or on human cognition and artificial intelligence. You can specialise in Cognitive Science, Digital Humanities, General Linguistics, Language Technology or Phonetics. Read less
MA
01 August 2020
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Campus
 
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The program ... Read more

The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The program focuses, in both curricula, on the study of language in the perspective of cognitive studies and of the philosophy of language and mind. Read less
MA
01 October 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands + 1 More

This two-year Research Master’s program in Linguistics brings together students from all over the world who combine their unique talents and backgrounds with a shared interest ... Read more

This two-year Research Master’s program in Linguistics brings together students from all over the world who combine their unique talents and backgrounds with a shared interest in languages, and the way language is embedded in human cognition. Read less
MA
01 September 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

The MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics is an exciting and innovative course that is designed to equip you with the skills essential for a career in one of the world's fastest-gr ... Read more

The MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics is an exciting and innovative course that is designed to equip you with the skills essential for a career in one of the world's fastest-growing professions. The course is delivered by lecturers with years of experience in English language teaching and postgraduate supervision. Learner-centred teaching allows you to reflect on the practice and theory of TESOL with expert support, in light of the most recent advances in the understanding of language teaching and learning. Read less
MA
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia

Study cultural semiotics at the university which is home to Tartu-Moscow School of Cultural Semiotics founded by Yuri Lotman.

Study cultural semiotics at the university which is home to Tartu-Moscow School of Cultural Semiotics founded by Yuri Lotman. Read less
MA
01 September 2020
Full-time
2 years
15 March 2017
English
Campus