Master of Art Degrees in Other Languages

Compare 6 Master of Art Programs in Other Languages

Master of Arts (MA) programs offer a space for students to gain more specialized knowledge in their area of passion. Through this acquisition of information and experience, graduates may be able to gain greater long-term career opportunities.

What is an MA in Other Languages? These programs often focus on the structures and background of languages across the globe and throughout history. Students may explore the methodology of linguistic structures through courses on established theory and literature in languages such as English, Swedish, Portuguese and Chinese. Many programs also offer specialization options in the studies of sounds, words, sentences and meanings.

During their course of study, students often gain a greater global perspective, which can open a variety of international opportunities across the globe. Additionally, an in-depth understanding of language patterns and a mastery of sentence structures improve communication skills which can expand career options.

Several factors impact the cost of attendance, and institutions set prices based on components such as location and program length. Students should always do research to anticipate monetary expectations and plan responsibly.

Graduates may be able to acquire an interesting selection of careers. Depending on specializations or areas of interest, students may choose to serve as instructors at varying educational levels, or continue their studies and become professors of language and linguistics. Some may find positions as translators in local or international organizations in the private or public sectors, and others may serve at legal and investigative institutions as forensic linguistic specialists. It may be possible for a graduate to find editorial work, particularly in a lexicographic capacity.

An MA in Other Languages can be found at a variety of organizations across the continents. Online options can be optimal for students looking to pursue a degree. To begin considering programs, 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 Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom London

This is the only Masters-level programme offered anywhere in the world that provides students who intend to proceed to conduct anthropological research (broadly defined) in Nepal with the necessary skills (disciplinary, linguistic, methodological). [+]

MA Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali

Duration: 2 years

Entry Requirements: Applicants will need to produce documented evidence of language learning ability (a language A level or equivalent, or successful completion of an undergraduate language course).

Start of programme: September.

Mode of Attendance: Full-time.

Who is this programme for? Students who wish to conduct doctoral-level research in Nepal, or in preparation for professional employment in e.g. a government agency or international NGO.

This is the only Masters-level programme offered anywhere in the world that provides students who intend to proceed to conduct anthropological research (broadly defined) in Nepal with the necessary skills (disciplinary, linguistic, methodological).... [-]


MA in Iranian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom London

The MA in Iranian Studies enables students to critically assess the historical development of Iranian society, economics and culture within the context of the wider West Asian area and to appreciate the complexity of the history and cultural makeup of Iran. [+]

MA in Iranian Studies

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

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Among all universities in Europe and North America SOAS host the biggest concentration of research and teaching staff working on Iranian history, politics, economics, religions, art and archaeology, linguistics, Persian language and literature, media, film, anthropology and music. SOAS has the resources to offer a comprehensive, critical perspective on a variety of aspects of Iranian society and culture and go beyond the contemporary public debates around this country.

The MA in Iranian Studies enables students to critically assess the historical development of Iranian society, economics and culture within the context of the wider West Asian area and to appreciate the complexity of the history and cultural makeup of Iran.... [-]


MA History and Intensive Language

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The programme would suit students with a keen interest in learning about the historical conditions of the contemporary world and in particular those who are prepared to look at the world from the perspective of other people and cultures. While the course is open to students from a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal applicant would have a UG degree in History (or a related discipline), some knowledge of foreign, including Asian or African languages, and preferably some relevant background in the region of specialism. [+]

MA History and Intensive Language

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

Minimum Entry Requirements: Normally, an Upper Second Class Honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard obtained after a course of study extending over not less than three years in a university (or educational institution of university rank), in History, or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time or Part-Time

Who is this programme for?

The programme would suit students with a keen interest in learning about the historical conditions of the contemporary world and in particular those who are prepared to look at the world from the perspective of other people and cultures. While the course is open to students from a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal applicant would have a UG degree in History (or a related discipline), some knowledge of foreign, including Asian or African languages, and preferably some relevant background in the region of specialism.... [-]


MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

The SOAS MA in Ancient Near Eastern Languages offers an intensive programme of text-reading and language-learning for those who already have a good knowledge of the Akkadian language - usually at least two years' experience. [+]

MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages

Programme Code: Q9S1

Duration: Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) plus knowledge of Akkadian. NB: Due to its part-time nature, this programme is currently not available to students requiring a Tier 4 visa

Interview Policy: Candidates will normally be interviewed

Start of programme: September intake only

The SOAS MA in Ancient Near Eastern Languages offers an intensive programme of text-reading and language-learning for those who already have a good knowledge of the Akkadian language - usually at least two years' experience - as well as those who are starting the language for the first time. The degree is intended to widen the student's experience in the vast legacy of written documentation in Akkadian and other languages from ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia, or to provide an intensive introduction to these. The programme is tailor-made to serve as an intermediate level between SOAS's three-year BA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (or an equivalent qualification) and postgraduate Assyriological research at the level of MPhil and PhD. It can, of course, be taken for its own sake.... [-]


MA in Language and Linguistics, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at the Master’s level. You will have access to the most modern resources for research and education. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at Master’s level. At the Centre for Languages and Literature, you will have access to the most modern resources for research and education.

You will study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation, such as English, French, German, Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, Rhetoric, Cognitive Semiotics, Phonetics and General Linguistics.

All Master's students partake in the obligatory courses common to all specialisations while simultaneously deepening their knowledge in their specialisations’ own courses. The programme thus combines a broad and sound base in advanced linguistics with an expertise in your own specialisation.... [-]


MA in Romanian Language, Literature and Culture

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The main goal of the program is to ensure a good knowledge of the Romanian language and literature. BA level provides a thorough training in order to be able to apply forward at PhD level. [+]

The main goal of the program is to ensure a good knowledge of the Romanian language and literature. BA level provides a thorough training in order to be able to apply forward at Ph.D. level. The program also emphasizes the practical training so that those who graduate it will have the chance to engage in the competitive sphere/ labor market (translator, editor, publisher, etc.)

Strength of program

The Department of Romanian philology was founded in 1863. It was the first chair of the Romanian language and literature in Europe. The Department has several contracts with universities (the University of Bucharest, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, University of Oradea ) and academic institutions (George Bariţiu Academic Institute of History) from Romania. Diplomas from our department, based on European regulations and the Romanian-Hungarian bilateral agreements are recognized in Romania and also in Europe.... [-]