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15 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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Polis – The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
Jerusalem, Israel

Students who successfully complete this program may register at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) and be awarded a Master’s of Arts Degree in Near Eastern Languages ... +

Students who successfully complete this program may register at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) and be awarded a Master’s of Arts Degree in Near Eastern Languages by that institution once they have fulfilled its requirements. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
24 Aug 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would ... +

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would enable them to reach a good level of proficiency in one of the four languages; Burmese, Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese. The summer between the first and second year of study is spent in the region following an intensive language module. In the two-year pathway, students can take intensive South East Asian language with either MA South East Asian Studies, MA History, MA Religions of Asian and Africa, MA Medical Anthropology, MA Anthropological Research Methods, MA Migration and Diaspora Studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
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
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would ... +

The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with South East Asia in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language module would enable them to reach a good level of proficiency in one of the four languages; Burmese, Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese. The summer between the first and second year of study is spent in the region following an intensive language module. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This two-year programme will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with an intensive study of an African language (Swahili) in order to acqu ... +

This two-year programme will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with an intensive study of an African language (Swahili) in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers. The programme will enable students to engage with the subject of their Masters’ programme in Africa through an African language, to engage with sources and data in an African language and to conduct research and professional work in Africa. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
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
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
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 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
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 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who wish to combine knowledge of the anthropology of food with expertise in a regional language. It prepares s ... +

This two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who wish to combine knowledge of the anthropology of food with expertise in a regional language. It prepares students to apply their anthropological knowledge in a specific region by achieving proficiency in a language. 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. You will study the passage of food from plant to palate, and examine who benefits, and who suffers, from contemporary modes of food production, exchange, preparation, and consumption. You will also explore the role of food in human migrations, the formation of regional and national cuisines, and food fears and food safety and concerns over ‘nutrition transition’. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
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 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
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
27 Sep 2021
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 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This programme will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive study of the Persian language, in order to acquire the skills neces ... +

This programme will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive study of the Persian language, in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers. The programme will enable students to engage with the subject of their Masters’ programme in the context of Iran, and the wider Persian speaking world, through the study of modern and classical Persian, to engage with primary Persian sources and data and to conduct research and professional work in Iran or parts of Central Asia. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The two-year language pathway is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in Turkey. The intensive training in the Turkish language aims at supporting st ... +

The two-year language pathway is directed at students with a professional and academic interest in Turkey. The intensive training in the Turkish language aims at supporting students’ ability to tackle their disciplinary interests by engaging with written texts and in oral communication in Turkish. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
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. The degree prepares you to proceed to advanced postgraduate research or to work as practitioners in fields related to Migration, Refugees and Humanitarian relief. This two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with a country in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language courses will enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus