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Master’s degree programs further augment the abilities of students who are already familiar with their field. Designed for students who have completed a four-year program, they typically require an additional two years of full-time study. Students must demonstrate mastery with the subject before graduating. So, what is a Master in Language Studies? These advanced degree programs focus on the… Read more

Master’s degree programs further augment the abilities of students who are already familiar with their field. Designed for students who have completed a four-year program, they typically require an additional two years of full-time study. Students must demonstrate mastery with the subject before graduating.

So, what is a Master in Language Studies? These advanced degree programs focus on the structures of human language. Students generally learn about the histories and common traits of language families and how languages have helped to shape cultures and world events. Topics of study often include phonetics, syntax, semantics, and morphology. Delving into specifics of grammar, these students learn to find the nuances of meaning that lead to greater understanding of human development.

Analytical skills are enhanced throughout the program. Students practice by forming arguments about controversial texts. They develop methods of critiquing and evaluating the effectiveness of language. They become better communicators in both written and spoken language, and they can help others improve their skills as well.

Tuition and fee rates vary. Prospective students should contact the admissions departments of individual colleges and universities for cost information. Students should also consider their living and travel costs as part of their educational expenses while enrolled.

Graduates are prepared for roles in a variety of industries. Clear communication is a key leadership trait, and many of these professionals easily assume management positions for professional organizations. Marketing firms can hire them to craft brand messages, and they may be qualified to work as writers or journalists. Some enter the education profession and work as teachers in primary and secondary schools. With some additional training, they may also qualify to work as speech therapists assisting those with developmental disadvantages.

Not all programs are the same, and if you are interested, you should consider as many options as possible before deciding. Online coursework is often the best option for your location and schedule. 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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Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry. You'll experimen ... +

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry. You'll experiment with different genres through practical, inspiring translation activities, and hone your practice through peer review. You'll gain hands-on experience in using tools necessary to operate in this rapidly evolving area (e.g. audiovisual translation or cloud-based translation tools). You'll underpin your work with an understanding of translations theories and debates. You can study French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese – in combination with English. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
05 Feb 2022
Online
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individual stu ... +

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individual student and his/her supervisors. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Program in Finnish and its Languages is intended for non-native speakers of Finnish and other Finno-Ugric languages who have completed their bachelor's deg ... +

The Master's Degree Program in Finnish and its Languages is intended for non-native speakers of Finnish and other Finno-Ugric languages who have completed their bachelor's degrees abroad or in Finland. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Finnish
Aug 2022
Campus
 

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University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

The course aims at offering a theoretical and practical background based on the current global translation market demands. It offers a main core study program combined with a ... +

The course aims at offering a theoretical and practical background based on the current global translation market demands. It offers a main core study program combined with a specialization stream. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Treviso, Italy

Unique in Italy, this program integrates translation skills, interpretation skills, and a combination of Chinese- or Spanish-to-English with Chinese- or Spanish-to-Italian in ... +

Unique in Italy, this program integrates translation skills, interpretation skills, and a combination of Chinese- or Spanish-to-English with Chinese- or Spanish-to-Italian in the same curriculum. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Chinese, Italian
Sep 2022
03 May 2022
Campus
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Ana ... +

The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Analysis and Pragmatics, Stylistics, Historical Grammar, English Dialects). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
HSE University
Moscow, Russia

The Master’s program in Linguistic Theory and Language Description trains students in methods of linguistic analysis and the interdisciplinary study of language and language d ... +

The Master’s program in Linguistic Theory and Language Description trains students in methods of linguistic analysis and the interdisciplinary study of language and language documentation. With a focus on sociolinguistics and typologically informed language description, students gain hands-on linguistic research experience. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
10 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

The Master’s Programme in Russian Studies at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multi- and interdisciplinary programme, which will help you think globally. We focus on R ... +

The Master’s Programme in Russian Studies at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multi- and interdisciplinary programme, which will help you think globally. We focus on Russia as a vital actor in globally-shared challenges. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

This programme explores Russia and the Eurasian world from the perspectives of language, literature and culture, or politics, history and economics.

This programme explores Russia and the Eurasian world from the perspectives of language, literature and culture, or politics, history and economics. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic pers ... +

This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic perspectives. The degree consists of coursework and a research thesis. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universitat de Vic
Barcelona, Spain +1 More

The Master in Specialized Translation is an interuniversity degree coordinated by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia in which the University San Jorge (Za ... +

The Master in Specialized Translation is an interuniversity degree coordinated by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia in which the University San Jorge (Zaragoza) participates. It is the update of the Specialized Translation program offered by the University of Vic between 2007 and 2013, and aims to train professionals and scholars in the areas that generate more demand within the translation sector. -
Master
Part-time
Spanish, English, Catalan
Online
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The objective of the course is to provide the student with specialization in the language, literature and culture of English-speaking countries, as well as in the relationship ... +

The objective of the course is to provide the student with specialization in the language, literature and culture of English-speaking countries, as well as in the relationship between English and new information technologies, and with disciplines such as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, analysis of discourse, or gender studies among others. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Spanish, Gallegan, English
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The Centre for Languages and Literature is Sweden’s largest research and teaching environment for linguistics, languages, cognitive semiotics, literature, film, and area studi ... +

The Centre for Languages and Literature is Sweden’s largest research and teaching environment for linguistics, languages, cognitive semiotics, literature, film, and area studies. The MA in Language and Linguistics offers a unique opportunity to study an integrated programme, with obligatory courses in philosophy of science and methods, while allowing you to deepen your knowledge in your specialisation through separate courses. The programme thus combines a broad base with specific expertise. With an MA in Language and Linguistics, you will be well prepared for further academic studies, as well as attractive to employers looking for highly qualified individuals with knowledge in language and communication. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history ... +

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history of the English language-based cultures (especially Great Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia), applied and theoretical linguistics, mediating in English and their native language in specialised cultural, economic and political areas, teaching and transmitting knowledge concerning English literature and linguistics, and English language-based cultures and societies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Glasgow - College of Social Sciences
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This innovative international programme offers you the unique opportunity to undertake study (in English) and research in at least three different countries at our renowned pa ... +

This innovative international programme offers you the unique opportunity to undertake study (in English) and research in at least three different countries at our renowned partner institutions, culminating in the award of multiple degrees according to your chosen pathway. -
Master
Full-time
24 months
English
Aug 2022
Campus