A Master of Arts program offers students the chance at in-depth liberal arts study, culminating in rewarding research conclusions, graduation and (oftentimes) increased career opportunities. An MA usually requires two full-time years of study, and you must have completed your bachelor’s degree to be admitted.
So, what is an MA in Modern Languages? In these programs, you will likely be studying multiple languages in similar regions. You may choose to study Western and European languages, Eastern languages, or even more specific regions than these. You may take courses in linguistics, literature and history throughout the ages, as historical shifts often greatly impact the linguistic history of the culture in question. You may also take specific courses in grammar and syntax to enrich your proficiency in specific languages.
Because of the in-depth language courses, you may develop advanced speaking proficiency in several languages, useful in a variety of cultural contexts. You may also develop increased cultural competence and greatly enhance your critical thinking skills, which helps with everything from true comprehension to decision-making.
The exact tuition for a Master of Arts is different depending on where you choose to go to school. Contact your advisor for detailed financial information.
Careers often pursued after completing a Master of Arts in Modern Languages include positions as a language instructor and translator. This area of study is also excellent training for those who wish to be writers and speakers across multiple regions. Students interested in international relations and human rights careers may also benefit greatly from this area of study. Careers as linguists and historians are also excellent options after completing the requirements for a modern languages program.
Whether you prefer to attend classes on campus or complete your studies online, there are often many options available for completing your MA in Modern Languages all over the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management. [+]
Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management.Core Competencies
All students in the program will learn the software that enables localization, gain the skills to manage complex projects with virtual teams, develop lifelong employability, and get the real-world experience of working in a translation agency for an actual client.... [-]
This two-year programme combines the strengths of the MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia with intensive language training in Japanese or Korean. [+]
Duration: Two years (full-time). Four years (part-time, daytime only)
Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects. The Japanese pathway offers beginner and intermediate entry levels. For further information please see the webpage for the [MA....and Intensive Language Japanese] in the pages of the Japan and Korea department. The Korean pathway is designed for beginner learners of Korean.... [-]
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology teaches the discipline of Social Anthropology with special reference to the societies and cultures of Asia and Africa, both past and present. [+]
Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study. The expectation in the UK is of continuous study across the year, with break periods used to read and to prepare coursework.
Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)
Start of programme: September intake only
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part TimeWho is this programme for?
The programme is designed on a modular basis offering different pathways to suit, broadly, three categories of students:... [-]
The Master of Arts in Modern Language is designed for students wishing to pursue language, culture, and literature work at the graduate level. [+]
The Master of Arts in Modern Language is designed for students wishing to pursue language, culture, and literature work at the graduate level.Credits:
30 creditsProgram Learning Outcomes:
Students in this program are expected to demonstrate:an understanding of different literary approaches and research; an ability to analyze major works of literature in the language in which graduate work will be undertaken; knowledge of topics related to the cultures of the language in which graduate work is undertaken; and competence in the grammar and knowledge of the structure of each language in which graduate work is undertaken. Admissions Requirements:
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work. Applicants for this degree program should have a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 24 credits in preparation for each language in which graduate work will be undertaken. Only Italian or Spanish may be chosen as the language of specialization. With the approval of the advisor, candidates with sufficient backgrounds in a second language may be permitted to include up to two appropriate graduate courses in this language in their programs. The department’s Graduate Studies Committee reserves the right to assess a candidate’s oral and writing proficiency through an oral interview or written sample.... [-]
In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans (Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wat die menslike bestaan medieer. Soos in al die ander geesteswetenskappe is begrip van die menslike bestaan die doel. In die vak Afrikaans is taal en tekste die middel tot hierdie doel. [+]
In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans (Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wat die menslike bestaan medieer. Soos in al die ander geesteswetenskappe is begrip van die menslike bestaan die doel. In die vak Afrikaans is taal en tekste die middel tot hierdie doel.
Om die mens en die manier waarop die mens die wêreld verstaan, te ondersoek, word die taal wat die mens gebruik om uitdrukking te gee aan hierdie wêreld, om sin te gee aan sigself en aan die wêreld waarin hy/sy leef, bestudeer.
Die meestersgraad behels ‘n skripsie, onder leiding van een van die dosente in die Departement, oor ‘n tema waarop ooreengekom word. Temas kan uit die taal- of letterkunde gekies word.... [-]