Master of Art Programs in Linguistics

Compare 47 Master of Art Degrees in Linguistics

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, 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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MA Applied Linguistics: TESOL

York St John University
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 United Kingdom York

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. [+]

Course overview

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.

We critically reflect on theories of, and research into, the problem of how best to learn and teach an additional language. We aim to help you improve your own research skills and encourage you to present and publish your findings to the English language teaching and applied linguistics community.... [-]


MA in Linguistics

Bar-Ilan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2019 Israel Ramat Gan + 1 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. [+]

Direct MA in Linguistics

Highly qualified undergraduate students are offered the option of a direct M.A track. Students in this program can complete an M.A. without a thesis within four years of beginning their undergraduate studies or an M.A. with a thesis within five years.

Admission Requirements

In order to be accepted to track A (with thesis), a student needs an average of at least 88 and for track B (without thesis) an average of at least 80. For candidates who do not hold a BA in linguistics, an average of 80 on the related course (when available) is required. Candidates who do not hold a BA in linguistics will be required to take up to 5 additional courses during their first year and get a grade of at least 80 in each of them to continue in a non-thesis track and at least 88 to be able to transition to a thesis track (track A) in the second year.... [-]


Master of Arts in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature

University of Parma
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Parma

The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two-year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber education in all facets of Classical and Modern Philology and Literature. First-year courses address critical subject areas particularly in the fields of Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and History. [+]

Official Program Description

The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two-year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber education in all facets of Classical and Modern Philology and Literature.

First-year courses address critical subject areas particularly in the fields of Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and History.

Second-year courses are divided into two modules: LM 14 (Modern Philology and Literature) provides an in-depth study especially in the fields of Italian and Romance Languages, Literatures and Philology, Historical and Musicological Studies. LM 15 (Classics) offers you high-standard, advanced training in Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, Ancient History, Papyrology, Classical Philology, Archaeology, and Sanskrit.... [-]


Master in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology

University of Gothenburg: Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time September 2019 Sweden Gothenburg

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. [+]

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. Consequently, its practitioners must be not only philosophically competent but also proficient in the use of historical methods.

Moreover, in the Ancient and Medieval Western world, philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and William Ockham wrote in either Greek or Latin. This means that anyone who wants to know what these philosophers really said, without the distortions inevitably caused by translations, must also have a grasp of the classical languages and such related auxiliary disciplines as paleography and textual criticism.... [-]


Master's in English Linguistics for International Business Communication

National research Ogarev Mordovia State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Saransk

The Master’s degree program is tailored to provide the students with adequate knowledge in methodological, theoretical and experimental aspects of the communication process in various spheres of public life and business. [+]

English Linguistics in International Business Communication

The Master’s degree program with a specialization in Foreign Languages in International Business Communication at the Foreign Languages Department of the Ogarev Mordovia State University is aimed at teaching students the ability to build and maintain relationships between business organizations, companies, and the public. It is tailored to provide the students with adequate knowledge in methodological, theoretical and experimental aspects of the communication process research in various spheres of public life and business.

Recipients of the degree will be able to analyze linguistic, psycho-linguistic aspects of intrapersonal, interpersonal and business communication as well as principles of speech and public speaking practice: principles of creating theoretically organized texts of different genres; theoretical principles and methods of translating various types of business documentation.... [-]


MA in Semiotics

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

Semiotics is an ancient discipline with a long history, which has gained a firm theoretical foundation during the 19th century and an ever-growing significance over the last 50 years. This discipline is now in a period of very intensive, concentrated research and self-identification on the map of contemporary science. [+]

Semiotics is an ancient discipline with a long history, which has gained a firm theoretical foundation during the 19th century and an ever-growing significance over the last 50 years. This discipline is now in a period of very intensive, concentrated research and self-identification on the map of contemporary science.

The interdisciplinary Semiotics MA program at ELTE educates 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 fine arts, films, theatre and music – and also the most contemporary methods of research synthesized from a semiotic methodological point of view. At the same time, choosing the specific field for diploma work students can gain specialized knowledge in one subfield of the semiotics of humanities (e.g., literary, visual, musical, theoretical semiotics, and ethnosemiotics). The program is designed to be flexible to motivate students to find the best Hungarian specialists in the given field and assist them to become involved in international research and dialogues with foreign scholars and lecturers. The curriculum consists of courses on the history and theory of semiotics; language, communication, texts, and translation; theory of meaning, logic, argumentation; field studies of cultural, national and special semiotic systems; various forms of applied semiotics and semiotic pragmatics in general. The program also lays emphasis on the preparation of students for Ph.D. studies to plan their research career.... [-]


MA in Linguistics and Communication Sciences (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

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 everyday reality. [+]

Learning how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of how natural language is used and processed in real-life situations. Whenever we use language – whether it’s written, spoken or signed – we’re communicating. How does this work, and how and why does miscommunication occur? How does language fit together and how do we learn to understand each other? The research Master’s programme in Linguistics and Communication Sciences offers a multidisciplinary perspective on how the fields of linguistics and communication studies complement one another. This approach is unique in the 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 theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. In this way, you’ll discover the richness of both language and communication and be well prepared to conduct original research on language-related issues. This programme is initially intended to prepare its students for a career in research, in particular for PhD positions although other career options in the field are also open to you.... [-]


MA in Linguistics

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 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. [+]

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.

Our carefully designed curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in the study and understanding of human language as a convergence of genetic, psychological and social systems and networks. We train students to critically examine and analyze the world within and around them—skills that can be applied to teaching, curriculum development, corporate cultures, legal contexts, intercultural communication, forensics, artificial intelligence, publishing, counseling, speech pathology, and child development. Knowledge of how and why we use language brings us closer to understanding who we are and how we can affect our worlds.... [-]


M.A. in Linguistics (Language & Communication)

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Washington

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. [+]

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.

This program is suited for college graduates with a B.A. or B.S. (with majors including, but not limited to, humanities and social sciences) interested in applying their sociolinguistic training in professional contexts. In addition, this program is also appropriate for members of the workforce (public and private sectors) who seek advancement, or those who desire further credentials for medical, law or, business school.... [-]


Master in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age

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

The Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age at the University of Helsinki will provide you with an understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and with the theoretical tools for working with language material. If you are interested in languages but are unable to decide which of them you want to study, this Master's programme offers several fields of specialization: General Linguistics, Phonetics, Language Technology and Diversity Linguistics. One of them might be just perfect for you. [+]

How can every­one use their own lan­guage in the fu­ture?

The Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age at the University of Helsinki will provide you with an understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and with the theoretical tools for working with language material. If you are interested in languages but are unable to decide which of them you want to study, this Master's programme offers several fields of specialization: General Linguistics, Phonetics, Language Technology and Diversity Linguistics. One of them might be just perfect for you.

Goal of the pro­gramme

Why do languages change? Why does your mobile device suggest funny completions for words you are typing? How did it happen that Finnish is spoken mostly in Finland, but its linguistic relatives are scattered over a larger area? How can you study a language that does not have a standard orthography? Why can you sometimes tell where other people come from just by their accent? Why do some people stick to their dialect, but others give it up when they move to the city? Should you try to support language diversity? Can we save languages that are spoken by a very small number of people? How can computer-synthesised speech be made to sound more human? Why do some languages seem so much more difficult to learn - are they inherently more complex?... [-]


M.A. in Linguistics and Literature: English

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

“English” on the Master's level at the University of Antwerp amounts to a set of research-oriented courses in linguistics and literature that aims to provide the successful student with knowledge, skills and attitudes to pursue a variety of careers—either in (academic) teaching or the cultural sector at large. [+]

The M.A. in Linguistics and Literature: English offers a range of courses to choose from in the fields of both linguistics and literary studies. There is only one compulsory element - you must take at least one linguistics course and one literature course. The master thesis constitutes an important part of the degree and is worth 18 of the 60 ECTS credits. Literature topics include the American historical novel after 1950, the construction of age, and the work of Samuel Beckett. Linguistics courses include pragmatics, negation, and curriculum and syllabus design.

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Master in Linguistics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

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. [+]

JUDGED BEST IN THE FIELD

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s Linguistics program as the best in the field in the Netherlands.

COGNITIVE FACULTIES UNDERLYING HUMAN LANGUAGE

The very fact that we have and use languages is part of what makes us human. Many different languages are spoken in the world. In this program, you get to reflect on their structures and what drives language variation and change.

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 in Linguistics

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Israel Be'er Sheva

The M.A. program in Linguistics offers either a Thesis (research) track or a non-thesis (general) track. Both tracks have three objectives: (1) to expose students to current research topics in the field (2) to engage students in scientific discourse, research methodologies, and critical reasoning; (3) to train students in academic writing and the use of professional literature. The goal of the thesis track, in addition, is for students to conduct original research that contributes to the field. [+]

Course content

The M.A. program in Linguistics offers either a Thesis (research) track or a non-thesis (general) track. Both tracks have three objectives: (1) to expose students to current research topics in the field (2) to engage students in scientific discourse, research methodologies, and critical reasoning; (3) to train students in academic writing and the use of professional literature. The goal of the thesis track, in addition, is for students to conduct original research that contributes to the field.

Both tracks are two-year programs.

1. Thesis track

Students can choose from among the various courses offered. However, all students in this track must take the Methodology course in their first year. In addition, the courses chosen must include at least one course in syntax and at least one course in semantics. All M.A. courses are run as seminars and require a final paper.... [-]


University of Leicester MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Stafford
Online Full time Part time 30 months Open Enrollment Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online Qatar Qatar Online Oman Oman Online Lebanon Lebanon Online Kuwait Kuwait Online Jordan Jordan Online Bahrain Bahrain Online United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Online Palestinian Territories Palestinian Territories Online Egypt Egypt Online Iraq Iraq Online Libya Tripoli Yemen Sana'a South Sudan Juba + 27 more

Ranked in the top 10 by The Guardian University Guide, 2015 (Education category).A powerful vehicle for both personal and professional development. [+]

Ranked in the top 10 by The Guardian University Guide, 2015 (Education category).A powerful vehicle for both personal and professional development.

Whether you are just breaking into the TESOL field or have already been in the profession for some time, a great way to increase your knowledge and expand your career opportunities is by pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. This programme allows you to expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many different contexts.

The MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL is a specialised course, intended for applicants who already have a minimum of two years' experience of English language teaching in a classroom and who wish to undertake further academic and professional development.... [-]


MA in Multilingualism

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

We live in a world where multilingualism is the norm and monolingualism the exception. How do we deal with the challenges that this brings with it for the individual, for society and for institutions? [+]

We live in a world where multilingualism is the norm and monolingualism the exception. How do we deal with the challenges that this brings with it for the individual, for society and for institutions?

There's no doubt that multilingualism has important implications for communication, identity, social and cultural integration, development and education. With its world-leading expertise in the fields of cognition, society and language, the University of Groningen now offers a one-year Master's programme in Multilingualism at University Campus Fryslan (UCF) in co-operation with NHL University of Applied Sciences.

The Multilingualism Master is unique in combining the teaching of many societal, individual, educational, cultural and historical aspects of multilingualism with a practical, research-driven approach. Students learn to deal with day-to-day issues such as helping companies overcome communication problems, design language policies or give schools advice on how best to teach children with foreign language backgrounds. They receive an MA degree in Linguistics.... [-]