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A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Linguistics is the science-based study of human language. Its students seek to understand the context, structure, and meaning of languages by comparing existing human languages and studying their similarities and differences. Areas of study include phonology, semantics, and syntax.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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11 Results in Linguistics, Asia

M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University

The aim of the program is to train the students with a high quality curriculum and make them qualified linguists or experts, so that they can take key roles in the variou ... [+]

Master in Linguistics

Main goals and topics of the course/program:

The aim of the program is to train the students with a high-quality curriculum and make them qualified linguists or experts so that they can take key roles in the various linguistics-related activities at high-quality international standards. We will provide the prospective students with various high-quality classes so that they become acquainted with current trends in various fields of linguistics. After finishing this educational program, students should be able to take a major role in professional linguistics-related activities and apply their research knowledge and skills to their future careers.

Introduction of innovative research methods for enhancement of scientific research atmosphere Application of interdisciplinary research trends for better communication Application of the fundamental disciplines to professional research tasks Formation of active research environments in English and development of research potentialities at the international level Development of the students’ research and professional opportunities ... [-]
Russia Yakutsk
March 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural ... [+]

MA Applied Linguistics

Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural workplaces can improve communication between staff.

This one-year full-time (or part-time) course has a particular focus on research methodology, exploring how language shapes human interaction.

By studying this course you will:

understand how to employ a range of research approaches to language, from discourse analysis to corpus linguistics have the opportunity to investigate language and communication from an interdisciplinary angle develop a thorough grounding in language research and its practical applications use your knowledge of how languages are formed to solve real-life problems. ... [-]
China Ningbo
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
SOAS University of London

MA Applied Japanese Linguistics ... [+]

MA Applied Japanese Linguistics

Please note that this MA has now been replaced by MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy (ALLP).

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United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The MA programme in Language Documentation and Description is intended for students who wish to specialise in the documentation and description of languages, with a focus ... [+]

MA Language Documentation and Description

Duration: One calendar year (full-time), two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Entry Requirements: Upper-second class degree (or equivalent)

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Today, there are around 6-7,000 languages spoken in the world and it is widely agreed that at least half of those are under threat of extinction within 50 to 100 years. Language documentation is a new sub-discipline within linguistics that has emerged as a response to the growing crisis of language endangerment. It emphasises data collection methodologies, in two ways: first, in encouraging researchers to collect and record a wide range of linguistic phenomena in genuine communicative situations; and secondly, in its use of high-quality sound and video recording to make sure that the results are the best possible record of the language.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

MA Linguistics at SOAS is a modular programme which combines the intensive study of the core areas of formal linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics - w ... [+]

MA Linguistics

Duration: One calendar year (full-time), two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Modern linguistics is the scientific study of all aspects of the world’s languages from their sound systems and grammatical structure through to the interaction of language with culture, the study of meaning in language, and the use of language in modern technology. Linguists try to establish what types of structures are shared by different languages and the extent to which language may differ from each other.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

This two-year programme is meant for students who wish to combine rigorous training in the discipline of linguistics, with the intensive study of one or more African or A ... [+]

MA Linguistics and Language

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper-second class degree (or equivalent)

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Who is this programme for?:

The programme is run on a modular basis to suit students with little or no training in linguistics who:

Wish to acquire a more profound knowledge of the discipline or take the degree as a conversion course before proceeding to a research degree. Are looking to gain a working knowledge of an Asian, Middle Eastern or African language.

This two-year programme is meant for students who wish to combine rigorous training in the discipline of linguistics, with the intensive study of one or more African or Asian languages. At the end of the programme, students will be able to embark on professional careers in language-related fields with emphasis on the region in which the language chosen for the programme is spoken. They will also be able to undertake further study, e.g. for a research degree in linguistics.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Stafford

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.... [-]

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Full-time
Part-time
30 months
Online
Higher School of Economics

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 stro ... [+]

Programme Overview

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.

Our academic and research activities include:

introduction of our students to language diversity and to field studies of minority languages and dialects; studies of language variation and change; studies of Russian grammar and lexicon, as well as Russian Sign Language, in a typological perspective; introduction to the basics of the formal language modelling; discussions about language, field research and linguistic experiment from the interdisciplinary point of view – teaching psycholinguistics and linguistic anthropology; work with electronic corpora of different languages, as well as building them; teaching methods of linguistic data processing, statistic analysis and visualization, in R and Python; basics of instrumental phonetic analysis; help with conceiving and carrying out one’s own linguistic project. ... [-]
Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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 curr ... [+]

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.... [-]

Israel Be'er Sheva
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Bar-Ilan University

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University offers a unique M.A. program in Linguistics in Clinical Research, intended for outstanding stu ... [+]

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University offers a unique M.A. program in Linguistics in Clinical Research, intended for outstanding students with a B.A. in Communication Disorders, Psychology, Brain Sciences, Special Education or similar fields, who are interested in getting a deeper understanding of the linguistic basis of their field. The studies greatly deepen the students’ understanding of how language works and deal with issues important to Israeli society, including first and second language acquisition, the cognitive and neural basis of reading acquisition and dyslexia, language assessment in multilingual societies, linguistics characteristics of psychiatric disorders, and more.... [-]

Israel Ramat Gan
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Bar-Ilan University

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individua ... [+]

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.... [-]

Israel Ramat Gan
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus