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149 Masters Programs in Language Studies

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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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
 
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
Oct 2021
Campus
 
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
3 semesters
English
Campus
 

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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 2021
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Treviso , Italy

Unique in Italy, this programme 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 programme integrates translation skills, interpretation skills and a combination of Chinese- or Spanish-to-English with Chinese- or Spanish-to-Italian in the same curriculum. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Chinese, Italian
Sep 2021
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
06 Sep 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen , Netherlands

The MA in English Literature and Culture is an academic humanities degree with a socially relevant focus. We offer you academic excellence with transferable skills, with the r ... +

The MA in English Literature and Culture is an academic humanities degree with a socially relevant focus. We offer you academic excellence with transferable skills, with the resources of a large research university but with small classes (typically 10-15 students), in a friendly ambiance that contributes to our positive student feedback. Our staff has received their doctorates from a mix of Dutch universities and international institutions (Oxford, Cambridge, Toronto, Edinburgh). -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki , Finland

In the Master’s Programme in English Studies at the University of Helsinki, you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language ... +

In the Master’s Programme in English Studies at the University of Helsinki, you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English and the teaching of English. You can take courses in all three areas or just focus on one of them. Up to 25 elective courses are offered each academic year as well as research seminars that will support you in writing your Master’s thesis. You can also combine modules from other programmes at the Faculty of Arts to your degree, for example, Digital Humanities and Literary Studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2021
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
Sep 2021
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
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington , USA

Cultivate a broad and deep understanding of the political, economic, historical, and cultural issues in contemporary Latin America with a master’s degree that will support a v ... +

Cultivate a broad and deep understanding of the political, economic, historical, and cultural issues in contemporary Latin America with a master’s degree that will support a variety of career paths. Our graduates are leaders who succeed in government, the private sector, and multinational & non-governmental organizations. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling

Our professionally oriented MSc opens the door to exciting career opportunities by providing extensive practice in two in-demand activities, translation and conference interpr ... +

Our professionally oriented MSc opens the door to exciting career opportunities by providing extensive practice in two in-demand activities, translation and conference interpreting. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua , Italy

The Master’s degree offers an advanced study program focusing on English language, literature, and culture for students wishing to acquire both state-of-the-art knowledge and ... +

The Master’s degree offers an advanced study program focusing on English language, literature, and culture for students wishing to acquire both state-of-the-art knowledge and professional skills in the field. It offers a unique chance to receive a high-quality education that actively responds to the vibrant challenges of the marketplace, and plays on a European scale in terms of advanced professional specialization in the international lingua franca. Its English-medium courses make it fully accessible for international students. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2021
02 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Ostrava
Ostrava , Czech Republic

The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Lan ... +

The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) with a solid knowledge of English linguistics and a deep knowledge of the literature and culture of English-speaking countries, who are aware of the professional literature in these fields and other information resources. -
Master
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
Sep 2021
31 May 2021
Campus
 
Zhejiang University International Business School
Jiaxing , China

The Master of China Studies (MCS) is an MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China’s economic, cultural, and societal context. Zhejiang University International Busi ... +

The Master of China Studies (MCS) is an MA-level degree program with a strong focus on China’s economic, cultural, and societal context. Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS), partnering with the Institute of China Studies, infuses business trends into the longstanding China Studies program. The interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to work analytically, and to gain an in-depth understanding of China. ZIBS provides academic support, corporate support, and teaching space. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Chinese
Campus
 

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