Masters Programs in Language Studies

Compare 42 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 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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Master in Translation and Terminology Studies

University of Malta
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Malta Valletta

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 in Translation and Terminology Studies COURSE TITLE: Master in Translation and Terminology Studies COURSE CODE: PMTTFTT: PMTTFTT POSTNOMINAL: M.Trans. (Melit.) LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION: Second Cycle NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK LEVEL: Level 7 DURATION: 3 Semesters MODE OF ATTENDANCE: Full-time TOTAL ECTS CREDITS: 90 COURSE OVERVIEW

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. This enables students to develop solid foundations in translation studies in general, while at the same time having the opportunity to focus on one of the three specialization fields offered: audiovisual translation, literary translation and translation for specific purposes. Language combinations shall preferably encompass English, Maltese, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, and Chinese. In addition to the main compulsory study-units (40 ECTS credits), students are required to register for 20 ECTS credits from one of the following specializations:... [-]


Master in Russian Language, Literature and Culture for foreigners

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Novosibirsk

This program integrates the study of Russian language, literature and culture. It does not only prepare lecturers of Russian as a foreign language, but also and foremost multi-skilled experts who have a good command of Russian, who are familiar with Russian literature and culture, who are able to work in joint ventures, and also in their country’s educational, scientific and cultural organizations interacting with Russia. [+]

This program integrates the study of Russian language, literature, and culture. It does not only prepare lecturers of Russian as a foreign language, but also and foremost multi-skilled experts who have a good command of Russian, who are familiar with Russian literature and culture, who are able to work in joint ventures, and also in their country’s educational, scientific and cultural organizations interacting with Russia.

Program goal

This program aims at preparing graduates for solving complex problems requiring the utilization of philological knowledge and skills in educational organizations, in scientific research centers, in cultural organizations, in advertising and travel agencies, in the media, in the area of intercultural communication and in other fields of social and human activity, where knowledge of Russian as a foreign language is necessary. Additionally, one of the objectives of the program is to improve practical Russian proficiency up to TRKI 3 (test of Russian as a Foreign Language, C1).... [-]


Master in Translation and Localisation of Technical Texts

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas + 1 more

This master’s study program will mostly attract those who are willing to get more profound knowledge in translation and localization methodologies and technologies, as well as improve their skills in translation technology and management of translation projects. [+]

Masters in Language Studies.

This master’s study program will mostly attract those who are willing to get more profound knowledge in translation and localization methodologies and technologies, as well as improve their skills in translation technology and management of translation projects.

One of the greatest advantages of this study program is an opportunity to improve written translation skills in different language combinations. Graduates will be able to solve translation and localization issues, acquire skills in Lithuanization of software and texts online, translation of audio-visual media, and use of translation technology for translation, alignment, terminology management and other purposes.... [-]


MRes in Translating Cultures

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study how cultures translate across a wide range of fields. Critically combining the disciplines of translation and cultural studies, it breaks new ground both practically and theoretically in exploring a variety of different issues across the humanities and social sciences. [+]

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study how cultures translate across a wide range of fields. Critically combining the disciplines of translation and cultural studies, it breaks new ground both practically and theoretically in exploring a variety of different issues across the humanities and social sciences. It gives you the opportunity to shape the emerging field of translating cultures through independent in-depth research and will appeal if you aspire to work at the cutting edge of debates and practices dealing with cultural interaction and transformation in the contemporary world.

Modules are taught and supervision is given by expert staff who are specialists in a number of languages and disciplines, offering you the chance to follow particular themes in areas that most interest you. Recent work by staff includes books and articles on issues in translation, literature, migration, gender, religion, visual culture and museum studies to name a few, in Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish and other cultures.... [-]


Second cycle degree - Two year Master in Specialized Translation

University of Bologna School of Foreign Languages, Literatures, Interpreting and Translation Forli Campus
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Italy Forli + 1 more

The 2-year second-cycle degree program in Specialized Translation trains language specialists who can translate, revise and proof-read texts and multimedia/audiovisual products professionally in a variety of highly specialized domains. [+]

Getting to know the School

The School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting, and Translation (Forlì Campus)

We are committed to training students to a high professional standard able to perform as top-ranking specialists in language mediation, interpreting, and translation. All our students graduate with a thorough knowledge of at least two languages and a high competence in Italian.

The Forlì Campus of the School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation is one of the two Italian institutions to be accredited by the Conference Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes (CIUTI).

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Master of Chinese Economy

Renmin University
Campus Full time September 2019 China Beijing

The goal of the Master of Chinese Economy (MACE) program is to provide overseas students with two years of analytical training focused on economic development in China, they provide students with a platform to develop the critical thinking skills and knowledge necessary to become experts at analyzing China’s economy and policies. After graduation, graduates will be able to work in China in various areas such as multinational corporations. [+]

Program Description

The goal of the Master of Chinese Economy (MACE) program is to provide overseas students with two years of analytical training focused on economic development in China, they provide students with a platform to develop the critical thinking skills and knowledge necessary to become experts at analyzing China’s economy and policies. After graduation, graduates will be able to work in China in various areas such as multinational corporations. Financial institutions, government agencies, or academic organizations.

All courses offered in this program are taught in ENGLISH by qualified faculty approved by the graduate school at RUC.

Faculty members have a diverse background and most of them have been trained at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world and have impressive lists of publications and academic achievements. Each student in the program conducts research in his/her area of particular interest under the guidance of an RUC faculty member.... [-]


M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Chinese Studies is a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing upon and integrating disciplines such as History, Linguistics, Politics, Social Policy, Cultural Studies and Translation Studies. The course focuses on China today and China over the last century. This course offers a unique and vibrant educational experience which equips its students to be global citizens. [+]

Course Details

Chinese Studies is a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing upon and integrating disciplines such as History, Linguistics, Politics, Social Policy, Cultural Studies and Translation Studies. The course focuses on China today and China over the last century. This course offers a unique and vibrant educational experience which equips its students to be global citizens. The M.Phil. the programme offers the opportunity to engage with key aspects of contemporary China, including its political and economic landscape, modern history, society, popular culture and language. Given China’s economic impact and international reach, this course equips its graduates to engage deeply with contemporary China. The multidisciplinary nature of the course can accommodate students from a wide range of backgrounds.... [-]


Master in Anglophone Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A two-year postgraduate programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. Previous studies in the same field are NOT a requirement. [+]

Master in Anglophone Studies

The Master’s Degree study programme in Anglophone Studies is a two-year programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. This interdisciplinary programme is designed as a four-semester curriculum. The language of instruction is English.Master’s programme graduates acquire expertise in selected Anglophone countries. They are knowledgeable in international relations, cultural and historical connections, and the distinctive realities of particular English-speaking countries. They understand the society of these countries as well as their internal and external relations.

Master’s Degree graduates are highly employable in the fields of... [-]


Master in English Philology

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Wrocław

This program is designed for students with a B.A. degree in English or in Humanities. It offers seminars in literary studies, theoretical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Literary studies focus on British and American literature, cultural studies, and literary theory. [+]

This program is designed for students with a B.A. degree in English or in Humanities. It offers seminars in literary studies, theoretical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Literary studies focus on British and American literature, cultural studies, and literary theory. Courses in theoretical linguistics cover a variety of approaches to language, ranging from generative and cognitive linguistics to pragmatics and anthropological linguistics. Applied linguistics courses deal with theories and methods of teaching English as a foreign language and with translation studies. The M.A. seminars are accompanied by supplementary courses designed to further students' interests in the chosen field of research and by an advanced academic writing course.... [-]


Master in English Philology

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Czech Republic Olomouc

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). [+]

Programme content:

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). Optional courses, in which students can further specialise, are an integral part of the study.

Programme dates:

September – June, 2 years

Application deadline:

February 28th

Application procedure: application form original or verified copy of the applicant’s BA diploma supplement (a BA degree in English required) non-refundable processing fee of EUR 25 (free of any bank charges) an abstract (1 to 3 pages) of the applicant’s BA thesis in English or any other academic work in English relevant to the field of study to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam written project (1 to 3 pages) to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam ... [-]

Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette + 1 more

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. [+]

Goals

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. In particular, it focuses on issues of linguistic and cultural diversity which arise among other things in the fields of education, communication and in different institutional and professional contexts. In courses and seminars, multilingualism is likewise an integral part of the forms of exchange between the students. In the philosophy of the programme, multilingualism is considered to be of added value in the building of knowledge.... [-]


Master in English Language and Literature

Masaryk University Faculty of Arts
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one track and the focus of their studies is on that track. [+]

This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one track and the focus of their studies is in that track. All students must complete three type A/required courses. The remainder of the programme consists of type B/selective and type C/elective courses that the student chooses based on the track chosen.

The student then writes a Master’s thesis based on the track and relevant coursework. With the exception of some courses in translation, all teaching, coursework, and exams in this study programme are carried out in the English language.

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Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Interpretariato e Traduzione Editoriale, Settoriale

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and (specialist and literary) translation, capable of using IT and multimedia technologies and tools. [+]

This graduate programme trains professionals in dealing with numerous linguistic, literary and socio-cultural topics, in a comparative and multicultural way. Graduates are equipped with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and (specialist and literary) translation and are able to use IT and multimedia technologies and tools. The courses are taught in the specialisation language as well as in English.The courses include Italian-Chinese and Chinese-English consecutive interpretation, Chinese and Cantonese for Business, Chinese Translation for Mass Media and computer-assisted translation tools.

Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the application procedure page Level of qualification ... [-]

Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc)

University of Strasbourg
Online Part time 1 - 1 year January 2019 France Strasbourg

The Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) is a career-oriented, part-time, year-long online program, taught entirely in English, specially designed for professionals wishing to further their education.

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An innovative continuing education program at the University of Strasbourg The Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) is a year-long, part-time, distance-learning program taught entirely in English. TCLoc is highly career-oriented and specially designed for professionals wishing to take their education and skills to the next level. By the end of the program, TCLoc graduates simultaneously obtain a master’s degree from the University of Strasbourg, and an International “Technical Communicator (tekom) Professional Level” certificate, issued by tekom, Europe’s largest professional association for technical communication. This type of double-certification is unique in Europe and embodies an active and shared commitment to bridging the gap between industry and academia. TCLoc was created for professionals and students with wide-ranging academic backgrounds and careers. The program focuses on five main fields: technical communication, localization, project management, web technologies, and visual communication. TCLoc graduates can, therefore, pursue careers in numerous expanding fields such as technical writing and editing, content creation and management for websites and documentation, localization engineering, and project management. The program constitutes the second year of a French master’s degree and is placed at level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF = 300 ECTS). Admission Requirements Candidates should possess:... [-]


Master's Degree in Modern Languages ​​and Literatures (MLL2)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Palma

The general objective of the master's degree is to deepen the study and research in the different fields of Philology, both in the field of literature and in the field of linguistics and modern languages. It is intended to expand the knowledge acquired in the degree program on literary and cultural studies or on linguistics and modern languages ​​involved in this master's degree, so that students can specialize in one of the two fields. [+]

What does it consist of?

The general objective of the master's degree is to deepen the study and research in the different fields of Philology, both in the field of literature and in the field of linguistics and modern languages. It is intended to expand the knowledge acquired in the degree program on literary and cultural studies or on linguistics and modern languages ​​involved in this master's degree, so that students can specialize in one of the two fields.

It is also a general objective of these studies to provide students with adequate resources to analyze and critically interpret texts, literary or extraliterary.

Finally, it should also be mentioned as an objective of the master's degree that students acquire the necessary methodological tools to carry out a research work in any of the areas of Philology involved in this postgraduate course, and that they are able to present it to a specialized and non-specialized audience.... [-]