22 Master of Art Degrees 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… Read more

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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SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This programme enables students to engage critically with different aspects of Turkish culture and society. The degree offers comprehensive training in the field of Turkish st ... +

This programme enables students to engage critically with different aspects of Turkish culture and society. The degree offers comprehensive training in the field of Turkish studies. Drawing on SOAS's wide resources in the field, the programme allows students to combine courses to build a syllabus of study according to their interests. It serves as excellent preparation for research. -
MA
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English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
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SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This is the only Master-level programme in History focusing on the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa in the UK, and can, therefore, offer an unrivalled breadth of cour ... +

This is the only Master-level programme in History focusing on the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa in the UK, and can, therefore, offer an unrivalled breadth of courses on the history of these regions. The programme provides sound training in the historical sciences. It can also be taken with an intensive language pathway over two years, therefore making this programme unique in Europe. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Our MA Medical Anthropology programme is distinctive not only in its comparative approach and focus on health issues pertaining to the so-called Global South, but also in it b ... +

Our MA Medical Anthropology programme is distinctive not only in its comparative approach and focus on health issues pertaining to the so-called Global South, but also in it being informed by clinical, STS, as well as anthropological perspectives. It provides an introduction to the practices and perspectives of medical anthropology by offering a historically contextualised analysis as well as critiques of specific assumptions in biomedical cultures. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Our MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive research training in Migration, and Diaspora, as well as Humanitarian and Ref ... +

Our MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive research training in Migration, and Diaspora, as well as Humanitarian and Refugee Studies, including a relevant language as part of the specialisation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA Religions of Asia and Africa at SOAS is the premier postgraduate curriculum in the U.K. for the study of the religions of Asia and Africa. It covers a wider range of re ... +

The MA Religions of Asia and Africa at SOAS is the premier postgraduate curriculum in the U.K. for the study of the religions of Asia and Africa. It covers a wider range of religious traditions than most comparable programmes, whether in the U.K. or abroad: Buddhism in nearly all its doctrinal and regional varieties, Asian and African Christianities, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Taoism, Zoroastrianism as well as the local religious cultures of Asia and Africa. It is strongly interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse, offering advanced learning in the theory of religion as well as in historical, anthropological, philosophical, sociological and textual approaches to the study of particular religious traditions. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom +1 More

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 Ne ... +

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
Full-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS MA programme in Taiwan Studies is the first postgraduate degree focussing on contemporary Taiwan in the English speaking world. It provides an unrivalled programme of ... +

The SOAS MA programme in Taiwan Studies is the first postgraduate degree focussing on contemporary Taiwan in the English speaking world. It provides an unrivalled programme of advanced interdisciplinary courses on Taiwan’s politics, society and culture, film, rights and law, and languages. SOAS is the world’s leading centre for the study of Taiwan. Each year its Centre of Taiwan Studies runs a very vibrant series of academic events, film screenings, concerts and conferences that are designed to create a unique environment for the study of Taiwan. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA Islamic Intellectual History and Intensive Langauge is a programme on historical Islamic studies, offering an in-depth study of the intellectual, religious and cultural ... +

The MA Islamic Intellectual History and Intensive Langauge is a programme on historical Islamic studies, offering an in-depth study of the intellectual, religious and cultural history of the Islamic world, past and present, and of wider socio-political contexts. The two-year Intensive Language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with the Near and the Middle East, Asia and Africa in a professional as well as academic way. Our intensive language programmes include Arabic, Persian, Turkish, South East Asian languages, Swahili, Japanese and Korean. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies provides exceptional opportunities for studying this diverse and fascinating area at the postgraduate level through a variety of disc ... +

The MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies provides exceptional opportunities for studying this diverse and fascinating area at the postgraduate level through a variety of disciplinary approaches. The main emphasis of the programme is on the modern period through the modules in history, geography, politics, economics and anthropology. Some exposure is provided, however, to the pre-modern culture and society of the area through modules in religious studies, Islamic art and archaeology, and history. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The two-year programme is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in South Asia. It provides students with exceptional opportunities for advanced study ... +

The two-year programme is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in South Asia. It provides students with exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions, with an opportunity for intensive training in a South Asian language (Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit) as well as studying a range of modules across the disciplines. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA Palestine Studies is a simultaneously disciplinary and interdisciplinary programme that provides students with an overview of the ways in which varying bodies of schola ... +

The MA Palestine Studies is a simultaneously disciplinary and interdisciplinary programme that provides students with an overview of the ways in which varying bodies of scholarship across and intra various disciplines engage and study Palestine and examines how the study of Palestine cuts across and informs scholarly, theoretical, political and disciplinary approaches. It develops an understanding of the complexities of modern and contemporary Palestine through a study of relevant material, and of the dynamics of colonisation, displacement, insecurity and security. It attends to the place of culture in representing conflict and identity politics and as a means of mediation and resistance. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Our MA programme in the Anthropology of Food offers you the opportunity to explore historically and culturally variable foodways, from foraging to industrial agriculture, from ... +

Our MA programme in the Anthropology of Food offers you the opportunity to explore historically and culturally variable foodways, from foraging to industrial agriculture, from Europe and North America to Africa, Asia and South America. This programme has a first-rate graduate employability record, with graduates moving on to find employment in food-related government ministries, international organisations, development agencies, or non-governmental associations. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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 make up of Iran. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

A postgraduate degree in African Literature from SOAS provides students with competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the ... +

A postgraduate degree in African Literature from SOAS provides students with competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through a combination of the study of language, history, cinema, politics, economics or law. Graduates of this programme will develop their ability to engage with and explore relationships between indigenous African aesthetics and contemporary literary theories. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus