Masters Programs in Languages

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A masters degree in languages is a post graduate degree program that is designed to impart the necessary skills to the students in order to facilitate their integration to the professional applications world relating to the knowledge of languages in multicultural environments. The masters program’s studies integrate the information concepts and information technology knowledge in the dissemination of the knowledge to the students. With an increasing need to improve the applications of languages in both the professional and practical aspects of the language, professionals who can make possible this need are becoming increasingly in demand. A master in languages is expected to take on this task of understanding the applications in the society and find ways of utilizing them in order to have the best possible effect on the society.

A masters degree in languages also seeks to offer the students an in depth understanding of the use of the language. The students get to obtain these skills courtesy of researchers in the field that have a wealth of experience in the professional application of languages. There are several career opportunities that are available for graduates of the program in such places as: language centers in universities, language schools, universities, primary and secondary education in any country and support centers for immigrants, research centers and publishing.

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MRes in Translating Cultures

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Languages. 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 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. We explicitly welcome applications for collaborative research projects and are happy to exploit our links with public and third sector partners to assist students in developing projects that fit with both the partners’ research needs and the demands and expectations of a Masters dissertation. The student will take the lead in the development of any such collaborative research project, but will be guided and assisted by the supervisory team and, where appropriate, other members of the course team. Course content You will take two core modules: Translating Cultures,... [-]

Specialised Master’s Degree in Language Sciences

University of Mons
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 Belgium Mons + 1 more

Established pursuant to the Decree of the 7th November 2013, the Specialised Master’s Degree in Language Sciences aims to provide students high-quality training to ensure mastery of language sciences in general as well as expertise in a particular sector. [+]

Established pursuant to the Decree of the 7th November 2013, the Specialised Master’s Degree in Language Sciences aims to provide students high-quality training to ensure mastery of language sciences in general as well as expertise in a particular sector. Besides a core curriculum, the programme includes various training routes, each structured around an option, either as preparation for research in a specific sector of language sciences, or for one of the various occupations in the field of language. Duration of Course Obtaining a Specialised Master’s Degree in Language Sciences requires at least one year of study. The course can, however, be spread over a longer period. When an assessment is passed, the student receives the corresponding number of credits. Credits can be accumulated over 5 years. However, the student is not allowed to re-take the assessments of a course for which they have obtained a grade of at least 12/20 in the previous five academic years. Programme The programme comprises a set of 60 credits distributed as follows: Compulsory Core Subjects: 15 credits Linguistic Approaches to Cognition Psycholinguistics Language Sciences Optional Module: 30 credits Within the programme, the student chooses a specific theme, developed as part of an option, constituting a coherent set of specific teaching activities worth 30 credits, which characterises their programme cycle. Each option has either a scientific or a more professional nature. Each option is a minimum of 15 course credits, plus, for options of a more professional nature, specific learning activities account for 15 credits... [-]

Master’s Degree in English Applied Linguistics

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The main objective is to train linguists specialized in the English language who are equally at home in scientific and professional contexts and fully knowledgeable in the implementation of the methods and techniques pertaining to the realm of linguistics. The Master in Linguistics applied to English will be proficient in research activities and an expert analyst prepared for the intercultural communicative and educational challenges in society today. [+]

Masters in Languages. The main objective is to train linguists specialized in the English language who are equally at home in scientific and professional contexts and fully knowledgeable in the implementation of the methods and techniques pertaining to the realm of linguistics. The Master in Linguistics applied to English will be proficient in research activities and an expert analyst prepared for the intercultural communicative and educational challenges in society today. This Master’s Programme prepares students for exercising the profession of linguist in tasks involving the design and analysis of intercultural communication in the English language, and aspects relating to teaching English in different educational contexts. Likewise, this degree is a pre-requisite for those intending to conduct a Doctoral Thesis, and necessary for embarking on a university career in teaching and research. Recommended Profile The most common entry profile would be students with a degree related to this Master’s Degree such as English Philology, English Studies, Modern Languages, Culture and Communication, Translation and Interpreting, or other degrees which include study of foreign languages such as Tourism. The Master’s Degree in English Applied Linguistics usually has some students who have completed the Master’s Degree in Secondary School Teacher Training and have specialized in Language Teaching, and is open to students from other degrees which are not directly related. Admissions Admission requirements The envisaged student profile for admission is that of graduates in a discipline related to this Master’s Programme, such as Bachelor’s Degree in English Philology, Degree in English Studies, Degree in... [-]

Master in Teaching French as a Second Language

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

You are thinking of improving your experience by adding a Masters Degree to your profile. If you are a fluent French speaker, the Master Degree in French Language intended for students with Arabic language as mother tongue, can gear up your career. [+]

OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Teaching French as a Foreign Language is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for teaching French in Arabic cultures. All courses are taught in French. The two years combine a taught semester covering solid the three key areas of this degree; inter-culturalism (relations between the French-speaking world and the Arab world), linguistics (French and contrastive, analyzed in the French-Arab area) and didactics (cognitive, psychological, cultural and practical). During the second semester, students complete an internship and gain practical experience of teaching to reinforce their knowledge and skills gained through academic study. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language is taught in French and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The second year course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging evening classes in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Tromsø

The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. [+]

Masters in Languages. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. Programme description The Master's degree programme in English Linguistics covers graduate level studies in English linguistics, and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor's level. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. Students will develop insight into the structure of language in general and of English in particular, social and geographic variation, as well as the historical development and acquisition of English. At the Master's level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Master's Thesis or two article-length papers whose main empirical focus should be on English. The programme consists of the following components: 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for either one (1) thesis, or two (2) articles Both the coursework and thesis/articles must have English as their main empirical focus. The three elective ten credit courses can come from any 3000-level course in language or linguistics offered by the groups for English and General Linguistics. If their relevance for the programme can be demonstrated, other courses may be accepted by application. Master's Thesis The degree includes 60... [-]

Master in Theory and Practice of English Language

South Ural State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Chelyabinsk

Objective of the Program: The Master’s Programme both provides deep knowledge in Linguistics, Methods of Teaching and gives hands-on experience in research work and international cooperation that develop skills that are essential for making first steps in an academic career. [+]

Master’s Programme «Theory and Practice of English Language» SUSU, Institute of Linguistics and International Communications, Chelyabinsk Objective of the Program   The Master’s Programme both provides deep knowledge in Linguistics, Methods of Teaching and gives hands-on experience in research work and international cooperation that develop skills that are essential for making first steps in an academic career. Study Program Courses  The study program covers all fundamentals of English language theory, methodology of research, methods of teaching. Wide range of special courses taught by research staff includes state-of the-art courses in innovations in education, leading translation theories, intercultural communication, discourse analysis and others. Research work  From the first days of study students are actively involved in the research work. They are are active members of the research teams that stimulate effective professional growth. Language:  The programme is delivered in English. The program is focused:  On applicants with an applicable bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in Linguistics both in Russia and abroad. Programme: 120 ECTS credits, full-time study (2 years), Master’s Degree Eligibility: Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree in the corresponding field Scholarship: Scholarship covers the tuition fee and some study materials An academic year includes 2 semesters beginning on 1st September and 10th February. Winter holidays - 2 weeks, Summer holidays - 2 months (July, August). Master’s Thesis defense is defended in June. [-]

Master of Arts in English for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme is designed for practising professionals who hold positions of responsibility. It provides you with a critical awareness of how communication functions in organizations to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence. [+]

Masters in Languages. This credit-based programme, offered by the Department of English, is intended for professionals of all disciplines who wish to upgrade their qualifications in English for professional contexts. It is designed primarily for middle-level managerial staff who need to demonstrate a high level of communicative competence in English in situations relevant to their personal needs. The Programme will enable students to communicate effectively, appropriately and confidently in managerial tasks requiring a high level of English. The aim of the Programme is to equip graduates with an understanding of the concepts and skills that underlie the use of English in professional contexts. These include: - develop and demonstrate an awareness of how communication functions in organisations; - improve understanding of the principal language systems of English to be able to monitor their own and others’ work-related language use; - develop and demonstrate an effective repertoire of practical communication strategies in order to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence; - develop and demonstrate the research skills necessary to undertake a substantial study of communication within own organisation with a view to enhancing that communication; - further demonstrate professional competence and leadership through the critical application of professional communicative competence; - apply critical and creative thinking skills strategically in professional communication contexts; - think holistically and analytically in dealing with complex professional communication problems and situations; - enhance lifelong learning capability through inquiry and reflection on professional communication practice in both local and global contexts. Entrance Requirements - A Bachelor's degree... [-]

Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid

The level of responsibility held by professional conference interpreters requires specialized postgraduate training, tailored to the specific needs of their daily work, as recommended by the National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation in its White Paper on Bachelor's Degree programs in Translation and Interpreting. The evolution of international current affairs and technological advances especially determine the circumstances of the interpreting profession, who must be able to adapt to new situations and demands constantly. [+]

Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting In today's globalized world, conference interpreters act as conduits for intercultural communication; and through their work, they enable the proper development of diplomatic, commercial, cultural or scientific exchanges on an international scale. Spanish, along with English, is one of the main working languages in the world of interpreting. Conference interpreting differs from liaison or bilateral interpreting, both in terms of the crucial aspects of the communicative situation, and of the techniques and strategies of information processing that the professionals employ. Conference interpreting is conducted either consecutively or simultaneously. Both are used in different scenarios: lectures, conferences, debates, presentations, workshops, tours, workshops and round tables. The level of responsibility held by professional conference interpreters requires specialized postgraduate training, tailored to the specific needs of their daily work, as recommended by the National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation in its White Paper on Bachelor's Degree programs in Translation and Interpreting. The evolution of international current affairs and technological advances especially determine the circumstances of the interpreting profession, who must be able to adapt to new situations and demands constantly. Admission Who is it intended for? This Official Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting is ideally suited for holders of a Bachelor's or Licentiate Degree in Translation and Interpreting, who must have strong language skills and be interested in communication in the realm of large multilingual conferences. Candidates must pass an oral test for admission, in which to demonstrate their analytical and synthesis skills, communication skills, a perfect command... [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching as well as subjects which specifically concentrate on language and linguistics. It caters to those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, with professional practice placements in Australia or selected overseas institutions. It is also well suited to applicants who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field. The course consists of subjects that equip teachers with skills and in-depth knowledge in the areas of teaching practice, pedagogical grammars, global Englishes, discourse analysis, phonology and pronunciation, language teaching technologies, language development, language for specific purposes, and more. [+]

This course is designed to meet the necessary professional requirements of the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. It caters for the needs of participants with and without teaching qualifications and experience. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Selected subjects are offered via distance mode. The course explicitly meets the needs of students working or wishing to work in the following contexts: working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education teachers wishing to change discipline areas teaching English outside Australia international students wishing to study TESOL at master's level. ... [-]


Master in Training Teachers of General Subjects at Lower and Higher Secondary Schools - English Language + Music

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didactic disciplines designed to give the graduate substantial knowledge in all these, in correspondence to the MA level. [+]

English Language The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study programme, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didactic disciplines designed to give the graduate substantial knowledge in all these, in correspondence to the MA level. Music The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach music at all kinds and grades of schools. The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses in collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis at basic and high schools to development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of pedagogical orientation of master degree. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria 1. Exam in the first subject – a maximum score of 30 points. 2. Exam in the second subject – a maximum score of 30 points. 3. Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points. Total score – 90 points maximum. English Language The entrance exam is conducted as a written text consisting of a linguistic and literary part. The linguistic part (langue disciplines): text analysis with regard to its phonetic, morphological, lexicological and syntactic aspects. A successful applicant needs to be well-versed in all the basic disciplines within the English language system (phonetics, phonology, lexicology, morphology and syntax). The linguistic test plumbs the applicants’... [-]

Master in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. [+]

Masters in Languages. This degree programme allows students to achieve proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. Students will also acquire sound knowledge of socio-linguistic and communication processes, as well as familiarity with IT and electronic means of communication, both in general and with reference to their language of specialisation. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrollment. Languages available: Arabic, Chinese/English, Chinese, Japanese Curricula available Language, politics and economics of Arabic countries Language and Management to China Language, society and institutions of contemporary China Language, economics and institution of Japan Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed in businesses and financial institutions operating in Asian and North African markets, in national and international public organisations, within volunteers’ facilities and institutions operating in co-operation and development sectors. They may also perform their professional activity in organisations and institutions in the field of economic, social and cultural integration, within sectors of specialised press and technical-scientific publishing, and in specialist consulting... [-]

Master in English

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

The subject of English is one of the most wide-ranging subjects of study offered at university. Although the focus is on literature, the nature of English literature exposes students to thinking in other realms of history, politics, philosophy and more. [+]

The subject of English is one of the most wide-ranging subjects of study offered at university. Although the focus is on literature, the nature of English literature exposes students to thinking in other realms of history, politics, philosophy and more. This makes the UK, with its world-renown education system, one of the best places in the world to study such a multi-disciplinary subject. Another thrill for English literature students, specific to the UK, is the knowledge that many of the authors studied in class were not only from the UK, but often still have remnants around the country for students to visit, such as the houses of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Wordsworth and so many more. At the undergraduate level, students can expect an overview of English literature, ranging from Medieval to twenty-first century. Students will have the opportunity to choose optional modules (classes) alongside the required core modules, which will enable them to focus more on certain areas of interest, such as Victorian literature, creative writing, American literature, Gothic literature, children’s literature, Shakespeare, and many more. In England and Wales the degree will consist of three years of study; in Scotland the degree is four years. In the former, students can expect to take a heaver load of core classes the first year, gradually adding more optional modules as the years progress and they learn their own areas of greatest interest. Students will usually write a dissertation in the third year, though some universities have... [-]

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 2017 Italy Forli + 1 more

The 2-year second-cycle degree programme 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. [+]

Masters in Languages. 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). © Claudio Turci Getting to know the Programme The 2-year second-cycle degree programme 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. During the programme, you will gain extensive practice in translating into and out of Italian and two languages: English and one of the following: Mandarin Chinese French German Russian Spanish English is the language of instruction for non language-specific subjects, such as translation technology, translation methods and media accessibility. © Claudio Turci Requirements and Admission Procedures The course accepts a limited number of students each year. To be admitted, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency (CEFR level C1 or above), and take a preliminary test assessing your ability to translate between Italian and one language of your choice among those available. Learning Outcomes Thanks to the degree programme in Specialized Translation you will acquire... [-]

Master in English Language Teacher Education

Masaryk University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

The Department of English Language and Literature aims to provide high quality, liberal education for future teachers of English in an inspiring, challenging and productive environment. [+]

Application deadline is extended until May 31st, 2017 Main contact: doc. Mgr. Světlana Hanušová, Ph.D. (Head of English Department, Faculty of Education) The program is offered by the Department of English Language and Literature. The Department aims to provide high quality, liberal education for future teachers of English in an inspiring, challenging and productive environment. Emphasis is equally placed on: the development of professional competencies and appropriate subject and pedagogical content knowledge, the application of the information provided in diverse settings, and the adoption of values essential for becoming an active, responsible and independent member of the community. The achieve these goals, the department strives to encourage critical thinking, stress an integrated approach to learning, encourage self-evaluation and reflection, and support lifelong dedication to learning. The program offers a whole array of both compulsory and optional courses in the areas of practical language, linguistics, literature and culture, and ELT methodology. Graduates of the master’s program are equipped with the necessary competences to enable them to work as lower secondary English teachers or English teachers at language schools. They are also qualified for work in out-of-school institutions (e.g. leisure time centres). They can also be employed in non-teaching positions requiring an excellent knowledge of English (e.g. in public administration). Graduates will be able to: Use spoken and written English language at C1+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and be able to apply the acquired knowledge in the language in their own teaching. Understand the essentials of... [-]

Master in Intercultural Communication: German - Russian Dialogue

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The program is taught entirely in German. The program focuses on the improvement of practical communication skills in German. The students write and defend the thesis in German under the supervision of two teachers, a research advisor and a DAAD tutor. [+]

Masters in Languages. Overview Language of instruction: German The program is taught entirely in German. The program focuses on the improvement of practical communication skills in German. The students write and defend the thesis in German under the supervision of two teachers, a research advisor and a DAAD tutor. Programme outline Compulsory courses: History of Linguistics and Methods of Linguistic Research Semiotics in Intercultural Communication Philosophy of Language in the Aspect of Cross-linguistic Communication Teaching Practice Work on Master's Thesis Research Practice Elective courses: Linguistic Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication I Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Functional Stylistics: The Official Style Creative Writing in Theory and Practice of Teaching German as a Foreign Language – I Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Functional Stylistics: The Scientific Style Creative Writing in Theory and Practice of Teaching German as a Foreign Language – II Comparative Typology of German and Russian: Grammar Credits: 120 ECTS [-]