Master of Science Degrees in Languages

Compare 11 MSc Programs in Languages

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A Master of Science is an advanced degree that enables the graduate to hold a position of leadership in his or her field of study. It may provide the graduate with the opportunity to advance professionally, teach others in the profession, and/or earn a higher salary.

What is an MSc in Languages? This degree provides students with the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge in the ways meaning is made and conveyed through language. Students typically select a specific area of study related to a language with which they already have some expertise. For example, they may choose to specialize in the application of a particular language in the business world, the teaching of a certain language to non-native speakers, or the study of semiotic (meaning-making) processes in various contexts.

Acquiring a Master in Languages can enable students to increase their effectiveness as teachers or translators. It may also provide opportunities for research, publishing, or career advancement depending on the area of focus and its potential applications. This degree may make students more valuable to their employers, allowing them to command higher salaries.

The cost of completing this degree will vary quite a bit depending on the student’s chosen school and its location. Coursework completed online may be less costly than comparable work at a brick-and-mortar school.

There is a huge range of careers within which a Master of Science in Languages may be applicable. In addition to more obvious applications within language instruction and the study of language acquisition, students in almost any career may find that a master’s degree in languages has applications in their field. Because language is relevant to virtually every field of study, there may be opportunities for almost any professional to apply language-related expertise in his or her profession. For example, a historian may study the evolution of language within a given culture, while a business executive may study the relationship between language use and sales outcomes.

If you have an interest in a particular language or in the ways in which language impacts the field in which you are already established, 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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MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingual Research) course is for students who already have an honours degree in Psychology, linguistics or a closely related subject. The course provides solid research training for those students interested in pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at a later stage. [+]

MSc Degrees in Languages. The MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingual Research) course is for students who already have an honours degree in Psychology, linguistics or a closely related subject. The course provides solid research training for those students interested in pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at a later stage. Modules are at level 11 and are shared across existing Psychology MSc courses: HPSP113 Analysis Methods in Psychological Research (40 credits) PRMP131 Research Methods in Psychology 1 & 2 (20 credits) PRMP134 Key Skills for Psychology Researchers (20 credits) PRMP138 Research Placement (20 credits) PRMP135 Dissertation (60 credits) The specialist module, Current issues in Bilingualism (20 credits), will provide students with a thorough theoretical background in bilingualism and bring students up to date with the state of the art in bilingualism research and methods. Students will be able to undertake advanced research in an area of bilingualism and advice on bilingualism matters (e.g., second language provision in schools). Course objectives The primary aim of the course is to Bring students up to date with the state of the art of bilingual research across different domains. Make students confident in verbalising arguments for and against opinions and experimental findings in bilingualism. Make students able to formulate a relevant research question regarding bilingualism and design an experiment addressing it. Students are based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. Students have an academic supervisor in Psychology who supports and guides their development... [-]

MSc, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an opportunity to fine-tune your communication skills and awareness of the wide range of challenges and opportunities that arise every time intercultural dialogue occurs. [+]

Available in Six languages pairings, one of which must be your native language: English and one of French, German, Mandarin, Spanish, Polish and Russian. A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an opportunity to fine-tune your communication skills and awareness of the wide range of challenges and opportunities that arise every time intercultural dialogue occurs. Recent research has shown that the fall in the number of language learners over the past decade has come at a big cost to the UK economy. While we may be able to continue to trade and to develop partnerships with countries, regions and companies whose first language is English, we’ve been cutting ourselves off from large swathes of the new markets emerging in East Asia, in Latin America, and in West Africa, to name but three regions. This trend has had an impact even at EU level, according to a recent CFA Skills report. The reasons for this recent decline in language learning are varied, but the tide is turning as Scottish and UK business and industry recognises the benefits of speaking the languages of truly global trade. Accreditation The ITI is the UK's only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. Our membership of the ITI allows us to help you to keep abreast of the full range... [-]

Master of Science in Education - Second Language Education

SUNY Cortland
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cortland

Second language education allows you to build on the solid foundation of your bachelor's degree in a foreign language, English, linguistics, anthropology or sociology, education, speech or a related area. You also can expand your global awareness and enhance your professional credentials when you enroll in the M.S.Ed. in second language education: non-certification program at SUNY Cortland. [+]

MSc Degrees in Languages. Overview Second language education allows you to build on the solid foundation of your bachelor's degree in a foreign language, English, linguistics, anthropology or sociology, education, speech or a related area. You also can expand your global awareness and enhance your professional credentials when you enroll in the M.S.Ed. in second language education: non-certification program at SUNY Cortland. Program Highlights With the guidance of our expert faculty in modern languages, you will study methods of second language teaching, integration of technology in the classroom, theory and research in second language acquisition, and linguistics. The English as a Second Language (ESL) non-certification program immerses you in developing practical techniques, methods and materials for teaching ESL. You also will study English grammar in the context of TESOL, investigate adolescent language development and explore bilingual and multicultural education. In addition, you may choose program-related electives such as literacy and reading in middle and secondary schools or teaching special education learners in general education classrooms. This concentration area leading to certification requires you to complete 50 hours of field observation as part of your course work. An additional student teaching experience is not required for the non-certification program. Culminating Experience A comprehensive examination completes your program. Career Potential With the non-certification M.S.Ed. in second language education from SUNY Cortland, you are prepared to teach English as a second language abroad in many settings or at a tertiary institution. You also may enjoy teaching English in adult education programs or to... [-]

MSc in Management and English Language Teaching

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Management and English Language Teaching (MELT) is one of only a few such degrees in the UK and is distinguished by the fact that Management skills are taught in the Stirling School of Management. The course is designed around a recognition that well trained, professional teachers can progress into management positions within a few years of graduation, but they often lack management training. [+]

The MSc in Management and English Language Teaching (MELT) is one of only a few such degrees in the UK and is distinguished by the fact that Management skills are taught in the Stirling Management. The course is designed around a recognition that well-trained, professional teachers can progress into management positions within a few years of graduation, but they often lack management training. Management of ELT involves multi-cultural workforces where success depends more on management skill and cultural sensitivity than on teaching ability. At Stirling, we focus on training both novice and experienced teachers, balancing theory and practice, and taking an innovative approach to teaching which includes special support for non-native speakers of English. Novice teachers on the MELT programme will get a thorough grounding in the theory and research underlying English language teaching and also in teaching methodology, while experienced teachers will benefit from a range of module choices. This is combined with input on management skills relevant to the multicultural working environments that are commonly experienced in language teaching today. The content of your course will vary to suit your experience, so whatever your starting point, you are challenged to acquire knowledge and skills that you can apply in teaching and managing in 21st century ELT. Who is this Course For? This degree is particularly appropriate for novice teachers (less than two years’ experience) who want a balance of training in English language teaching and management skills. It is also ideal for experienced teachers who plan to move... [-]

MSc in Education Studies and TESOL

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Education Studies and TESOL combines a broad exploration of educational issues, practical experience of observing local schools, and training in TESOL theory, practice and research. [+]

MSc Degrees in Languages. The MSc in Education Studies and TESOL combines a broad exploration of educational issues, practical experience of observing local schools, and training in TESOL theory, practice and research. On the TESOL side, the degree will provide you with a solid grounding in the principles of language learning and teaching and an understanding of research methods in TESOL, as well as giving you the opportunity to pursue an interest in teaching young learners, computer-assisted and online language learning, or English grammar and discourse analysis. In education studies, you will join a programme of visits to local schools and learn about the wider pastoral role of being an educator in a professional context. You will engage in discussions around the issues of difference and diversity and consider critically some of the wider theoretical and policy-based contexts for professional practice. You will also explore different approaches to educational research and their underlying assumptions. Who is this course for? This degree is particularly appropriate for teachers (with at least one year’s experience) who want to study for a post-graduate degree with a strong education element as well as a focus on TESOL. You may be attracted by a broader qualification than the MSc TESOL, or you may want to extend your teaching experience with knowledge about TESOL. You may be planning to teach in a state school or in an international school, and you may teach other subjects as well as English. The degree will also be relevant to you... [-]

MSc Arab World Studies - Language Based (LBAS)

Durham University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Durham

The MSc Arab World Studies is intended to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary, masters-level education and training. It is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that seeks to combine critical and practical reasoning so as to attain the following aims: [+]

Description The MSc in Arab World Studies is intended to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary, masters-level education and training. It is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that seeks to combine critical and practical reasoning so as to attain the following aims: The programme is designed to establish a cadre of exceptional researchers, qualified at the Masters level, with skills and knowledge sufficient for the conduct of research in and on the Arab World. To recruit students of high calibre who have not previously completed any substantive research training and who have few or no Arabic language skills. To provide generic training in research methods and methodologies to provide a foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research and transferable skills that all students in the social sciences require as deemed appropriate for ESRC recognition. To provide subject-specific training in research methods and methodologies in Politics, relevant also to International Relations and International Studies. To provide language instruction in the Arabic language, such that the student develops appropriate and sufficient competence to utilise the language in their subsequent research, or employment in the Arabic-speaking world. To develop the knowledge, skills and understanding which will prepare students to undertake research for a doctoral degree in Politics, International Relations or International Studies, and which may be required of a professional researcher in these fields of the social sciences. To develop the student's knowledge of the range of existing disciplinary, multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research on the... [-]

MSc in Translation Studies with TESOL

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies with TESOL is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an entry-level teaching qualification with which you can embark on a career in English Language Teaching. [+]

MSc Degrees in Languages. Available in six languages pairings, one of which must be your native language: English and one of - French, German, Mandarin, Polish, Russian and Spanish. A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies with TESOL is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an entry-level teaching qualification with which you can embark on a career in English Language Teaching. Here in the UK, recent research has shown that the fall in the number of language learners over the past decade has come at a big cost to the economy. Accreditation We are proud members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). The ITI is the UK's only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. Our membership of the ITI allows us to help you to keep abreast of the full range of exciting developments and opportunities in the languages services industry. Course objectives The objectives of the MSc in Translation Studies with TESOL are twofold. On the one hand, the course has a strong focus on practical translation and on specific situations in which people communicate with another across cultures. We offer the following language pairings: English and French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Polish and Russian. On the other hand, you will benefit from a sustained focus on contemporary theory and practice in the field of TESOL, with teaching provided... [-]

MSc in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A Masters in TESOL at the University of Stirling offers a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at a level appropriate to graduates who already have a sound academic training. The course is taught by experienced TESOL Education staff within the Faculty of Social Sciences [+]

Gain a TESOL Masters from the University of Stirling, ranked 1st in Scotland for Education The TESOL Masters (MSc) A Masters in TESOL at the University of Stirling offers a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at a level appropriate to graduates who already have a sound academic training. The course is taught by experienced TESOL Education staff within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Top Reasons To Study With Us You will gain a Master’s level TESOL qualification in teaching from an Education centre for excellence that is ranked 1st in Scotland and 9th in the UK in the Guardian's University League Tables 2017. We specialise in training both novice and experienced teachers. The TESOL course offers an excellent balance between theory and practise using a range of innovative teaching methods that facilitate engagement with new and complex ideas. You will have the opportunity to join a class with TESOL students from across the world. You will be taught by TESOL professionals who have combined experience of living and teaching in all continents of the world TESOL Masters (MSc) Pathways Registering students will have the opportunity to specialise in the following areas which will be confirmed on your award certificate at the point of graduation: MSc TESOL (Applied Linguistics) MSc TESOL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) Course objectives The TESOL Masters at the University of Stirling provides an advanced training and professional qualification for people presently engaged in any area of... [-]

MS TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Central Connecticut State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA New Britain

The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a plan of study especially designed for those students with an interest in language and linguistics who wish to work with non-English speaking students here or abroad. [+]

MSc Degrees in Languages. The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a plan of study especially designed for those students with an interest in language and linguistics who wish to work with non-English speaking students here or abroad. The TESOL program prepares teachers to use modern methods to meet the varying instructional needs of students of English as a second language or foreign language while encouraging such students to maintain their native languages and cultural competencies. Students receive a thorough grounding in practical skills and methods of language teaching to develop communicative competence and appropriate academic skills in English and to become professionally competent on issues involving the nature of language and language acquisition and the role of language in society. Program Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the program will be able to: Analyze and interpret linguistic phenomena using current linguistic theory (what language is). Analyze and interpret linguistic phenomena using current theories of second language acquisition (how language is learned). Design, implement, and assess lessons and curricula in TESOL using current methods and best practices in the profession (how language is taught). Admission Requirements: To qualify for the Master of Science degree program in TESOL, an applicant must have completed three credits of study in a second language (non-native speakers of English may use English to satisfy this requirement). An applicant must have a GPA of 3.00 on a four-point scale both in overall undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate course work. An... [-]

MS International Studies

Central Connecticut State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA New Britain

The Master’s of Science in the International Studies program educates students in several key areas of the world: Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Global Studies (focused on a global theme). Students are grounded in theories of internationalization, history of diverse countries and regions, cross-cultural issues, and features of various international cultures and are provided programmatic, analytical, and practical skills to address international issues. [+]

The Master’s of Science in the International Studies program educates students in several key areas of the world: Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Global Studies (focused on a global theme). Students are grounded in theories of internationalization, history of diverse countries and regions, cross-cultural issues, and features of various international cultures and are provided programmatic, analytical, and practical skills to address international issues. The program prepares generalists to work in governmental and non-governmental organizations within and outside of the United States to address issues related to the global human experience. The International Studies Master's program is designed to produce individuals competent in understanding the interrelated nature of global phenomena, confident in their membership in a community of global citizens, and capable of fulfilling various professional positions related to the field of International Studies. To further these overarching goals, the learning outcomes of the IS graduate program concern the student's ability to express these competencies in formal essays (including a thesis or capstone project) and presentations of research projects and policy positions. A MS degree in International Studies prepares students for a range of career opportunities in government, in non-profit foundations and NGOs, in for-profit entities, and in a wide range of other institutions offering services transnationally or otherwise working in global environments. In addition to the regular admission requirements, an applicant for the MS in International Studies program must send a resume and an essay that addresses his/her past experiences, career goals, and the region in which... [-]

Master in TESOL

St. John's University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Queens Village Oakdale Acres Staten Island Junction Italy Rome Oakdale France Paris New York Mills + 7 more

These research and standards-based graduate programs prepare professional, competent, caring and multicultural educators of English Language Learners (ELLs). The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offers two tracks, for those with and without New York State Certification. [+]

MSc Degrees in Languages. These research and standards-based graduate programs prepare professional, competent, caring and multicultural educators of English Language Learners (ELLs). The Master of Science degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offers two tracks, for those with and without New York State Certification. Admission Requirements Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information. Completed Application Application fee of $70 Statement of goals Official transcripts from EVERY institution attended, including conferral of degree “B” or better average Career Outcomes The program prepares graduates to: Demonstrate knowledge of language and culture, the diverse language, cognitive and cultural background characteristics of English Language Learners (ELLs), grades K-12, including exceptional learners, and their individual instructional needs Demonstrate knowedge of language as a system that serves as a basis for literacy development Demonstrate knowledge of concepts, theory, practice and research related to first and second language acquisition and language learning. Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and role of culture, socio-cultural processes, linguistic, cognitive, proficiency and academic aspects of diverse students and how this knowledge supports literacy development, academic achievement and cultural identity Demonstrate knowledge of national, state and city policies, regulations, legislation, laws, scientifically-based research and practices regarding assessment and instructional design Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of instructional programs for ELLs (K-12) for varied linguistic, cognitive, and socio-cultural backgrounds Demonstrate the applicable state and national standards in TESOL and related content areas Identify and articulate the alignment of relevant standards and instructional practices... [-]