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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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Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

Studying the Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help you develop your teaching skills. You’ll strengthen your understanding of language lea ... +

Studying the Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help you develop your teaching skills. You’ll strengthen your understanding of language learning, explore common challenges that language teachers and learners face, and reflect on your learning and teaching experience. In all these areas, you’ll be guided to make links between teaching practice, research, theory, and the contexts within which people teach and learn languages. -
MA MA
Full-time
English
Campus
Online
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

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

The interdisciplinary Semiotics MA program at ELTE trains students to become well-trained specialists in the 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 synthesized from a semiotic methodological point of view. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The track focuses on language with all its complexities. The main focus is on how to make sense of complex data in order to be able to study the structure, variation, change, ... +

The track focuses on language with all its complexities. The main focus is on how to make sense of complex data in order to be able to study the structure, variation, change, and development of language, so as to obtain a better understanding of the human language faculty. It covers the principal subfields of linguistic study (sound, structure, meaning), and offers plenty of opportunities for students to focus on a particular language or language family (working with specialists in different modern European languages) or to pursue their interests in general linguistics. -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2022
15 Aug 2022
Campus
 

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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
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

This Language Sciences program equips you with an advanced command of one of a range of foreign languages. Depending on the curriculum you choose, you focus on a different are ... +

This Language Sciences program equips you with an advanced command of one of a range of foreign languages. Depending on the curriculum you choose, you focus on a different area of study by applying an in-depth comparative approach: themes and teaching tools for teaching Italian to foreigners and foreign languages to Italians; advanced research tools for the analysis of language disorders and linguistic acquisition in case of deafness and bilingualism; the formal analysis of language; new technologies for the study of languages and linguistics; and culture and literature in the different phases of their development and the historical diachronic evolution of your focal language. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities (Previously: Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age), you may deepen your understanding of the nature ... +

In the Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity and Digital Humanities (Previously: Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age), you may deepen your understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and the theoretical and digital tools for working with language and speech. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2023
04 Jan 2023
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

A specialist master's offering a thorough grounding in the full breadth and depth of linguistic theory.

A specialist master's offering a thorough grounding in the full breadth and depth of linguistic theory. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The MA Linguistics at Leiden University is concerned with the knowledge, structure and use of language, and trains you to systematically identify, describe and analyse languag ... +

The MA Linguistics at Leiden University is concerned with the knowledge, structure and use of language, and trains you to systematically identify, describe and analyse language phenomena. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Communicating by means of language is a crucial ingredient of success in modern society. You will learn the principles of first language acquisition, and what is special about ... +

Communicating by means of language is a crucial ingredient of success in modern society. You will learn the principles of first language acquisition, and what is special about learning more languages. The program also satisfies your curiosity to know more about the way language is processed in the brain and how we use it. The key focus of the research Master’s program in Linguistics is on the cognitive faculties underlying human language, and their interaction. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English and Communication
Hong Kong

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
29 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

The focus of the Master's in Linguistics is on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and on the different types of variation in everyday language use.

The focus of the Master's in Linguistics is on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and on the different types of variation in everyday language use. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Master's program in Linguistics trains you to become a professional language expert. There are a number of core subjects that are covered in all three Master's specializat ... +

The Master's program in Linguistics trains you to become a professional language expert. There are a number of core subjects that are covered in all three Master's specializations, but the specialized subjects of course differ. -
MA
Full-time
Dutch, English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

What makes more sense than studying a Multilingual Master in the most prominent hub of multiculturalism in Europe? Take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to ni ... +

What makes more sense than studying a Multilingual Master in the most prominent hub of multiculturalism in Europe? Take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to nine different languages, specialise in a specific language-related scientific discipline and in one or two specific languages. -
MA
Full-time
English
19 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Polis – The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
Jerusalem, Israel

Students who successfully complete this program may register at the International University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain) and be awarded a Master’s of Arts Degree in Ancien ... +

Students who successfully complete this program may register at the International University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain) and be awarded a Master’s of Arts Degree in Ancient Philology by that institution once they have fulfilled its requirements. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

Taught in English by specialists in the field, this programme combines the study of English linguistics with that of literature in English.

Taught in English by specialists in the field, this programme combines the study of English linguistics with that of literature in English. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus