Masters Programs in Linguistics

Compare 29 Masters Programs in Linguistics

Linguistics

Have you ever wondered about the miracle of language? Linguistics is a study that can help to find answers to this vast and complicated question.

A Master in Linguistics is about the routine study of language as a structure as well as the many sub-fields of Linguistics that overlap with other sciences, such as Semiotics, Psychology, Sociology, Forensics, and many others which makes the subject much more exciting and appealing. Other than Theoretical Linguistics, there exists also Descriptive and Applied Linguistics. Each of these branches, which are explored in Master in Linguistics programs, seeks solutions to countless puzzles that language offers people and linguists on an everyday basis. For instance, Phonology helps to come up with an answer to why languages sound as different as they do; Neurolinguistics unveils the secrets of the language processing in the brain; Linguistic Anthropology gives answers to the diversity of language registers within one language and deals with sociological and political issues. There are numerous sectors for specialization within a Master in Linguistics program.

A Master in Linguistics can offer you a great range of choices, from the most theoretical studies of grammar or cognitive studies to the most practical issues of internet and computational linguistics or language education and translation. Have a look at the Master in Linguistics programs below and click the “Read More” button if you are curious to find out more about a specific program.

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Master in Language Technology

University of Gothenburg: Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

Master in Language Technology (MLT) is a program for students who want to make computers use and understand human language. It will give students a hands-on practical training based on well-grounded theory, enabling them to pursue a specialist career in the area of language technology. [+]

Master in Language Technology 


Master in Language Technology (MLT) is a program for students who want to make computers use and understand human language. It will give students a hands-on practical training based on well-grounded theory, enabling them to pursue a specialist career in the area of language technology.



The program is run jointly by Humanities and Information Technology Faculties at University of Gothenburg, and Computer Science at Chalmers University of Technology. Students will also get access to the Centre for Language Technology, an interdisciplinary center where ideas and projects become reality.



Language technology research and teaching in Gothenburg are characterized by a focus on the contribution of theoretical and rule-based approaches appropriately combined with statistical techniques. Students, therefore, receive instruction in linguistic theory as applied to language technology as well as modern approaches to language technology.

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European Master in Lexicography

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Nuremberg

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’ s degree program (120 ECTS) that has been offered by the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2009. [+]

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’ s degree program (120 ECTS) that has been offered by the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2009. It includes a joint summer semester abroad for all students in cooperation with the following universities and institutions:

Partner universities

Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Budapest Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach (Kattowitz) Université de Lorraine Universidade do Minho Universita degli Studi Roma Tre Universidade de Santiago de Compostela [1] [2] Stellenbosch University

Associated partners

Universität Hildesheim Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim University of Texas at Austin Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Basic idea and general objectives ... [-]

MA/Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics

Mary Immaculate College
Online Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Ireland Limerick + 2 more

The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. [+]

The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. Its main focus is on the use and teaching of the English language in a global context. This focus will address an international need for professional development, especially among teachers of English. The MA/Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context. Typically, the course will run over three semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 will involve taught modules (lectures and activities). Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. The three semesters can be taken back-to-back in one calendar year using the summer period for the dissertation module (September – August). Alternatively, the course can be taken over one and a half years. Part-time options are also available. Each semester is structured into 12 weeks or units in which three modules are taken. Each module will involve ongoing assessment. This may involve a mixture of tasks such as quizzes, discussions, essays, oral presentations, etc. For those students opting for the blended and online delivery formats, the assessments will have online options for completion.... [-]


Master in Philology

South Ural State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Chelyabinsk

The professional activity of the Master of Philology is humanitarian science that implies interpersonal, intercultural and mass communication in oral, written and virtual form. [+]

Theory and Practice of Translation Russian as a Foreign Language Theory and Practice of English

The duration of the program is 2 years.

The professional activity of the Master of Philology is humanitarian science that implies interpersonal, intercultural and mass communication in oral, written and virtual form.

The educational program prepares for research, pedagogical, project and organizational-management activities in humanitarian science.

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Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Tromsø

The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular, syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. [+]

The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular, syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages.

The Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics covers graduate level studies in theoretical 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 approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. Students will develop insight into the structure of language, comparative aspects of linguistic research, social and geographic variation, the historical development of languages and language acquisition. 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.... [-]


Masters in Linguistics

University of Verona
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Verona

The Master's program in Linguistics aims to prepare graduates capable of making the most of metalinguistic analysis in teaching, in research and in its applications concerning socially relevant linguistic issues such as, for example, language pathologies, linguistic integration of immigrants, and analytical assessment of linguistic documents. [+]

Masters in Linguistics

The Master's program in Linguistics aims to prepare graduates capable of making the most of metalinguistic analysis in teaching, in research and in its applications concerning socially relevant linguistic issues such as, for example, language pathologies, linguistic integration of immigrants, and analytical assessment of linguistic documents. These objectives will be achieved by way of: a) in-depth study of advanced and up-to-date linguistic theories and methodologies that are integrated with a general knowledge of epistemology and psychology, and b) the application of these theories to specific linguistic problems in Italy and other European countries. With this goal in mind, the postgraduate course guarantees the acquisition of at least one European language other than Italian at an upper-intermediate level.... [-]


Master in Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics (ETHEL)

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

Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as the inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will... [+]

Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as the inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will provide students with cutting-edge skills and competencies and enhance their career options in the world of education and training as well as in the world of work. Specifically, the proposed programme provides a thorough exposure to theoretical as well as empirical linguistics. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of linguistic theories for all levels of language and will learn how to apply them to analyse new sets of linguistic data. They will also be instructed on how to perform empirical studies to test linguistic hypotheses, both in terms of experiments and corpus studies. Great emphasis will be put on the way in which the two research fields can mutually benefit from each other. Students will not only know linguistic theories for their own sake, they will learn how to derive from them empirical research questions that can be validated experimentally. At the same time, empirical approaches to linguistics will always be grounded in theoretical work to suggest potential topics for experiments and for the discussion and interpretation of empirically derived results.... [-]


MA in Language and Linguistics, Modern Greek

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at the Master’s level. You will have access to the most modern resources for research and education. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistics at Master’s level. At the Centre for Languages and Literature, you will have access to the most modern resources for research and education.

You will study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation, such as English, French, German, Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish/Scandinavian Languages, Rhetoric, Cognitive Semiotics, Phonetics and General Linguistics.

All Master's students partake in the obligatory courses common to all specialisations while simultaneously deepening their knowledge in their specialisations’ own courses. The programme thus combines a broad and sound base in advanced linguistics with an expertise in your own specialisation.... [-]


Master in Foreign Language-English

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2018 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

The specialty was opened in 2002 under the name of “Language Studies”. The requirement for Language Studies is designed to ensure that students receive basic training in all the most central areas of old and modern English linguistics. [+]

Master in Foreign Language-English

The specialty was opened in 2002 under the name of “Language Studies”. The requirement for Language Studies is designed to ensure that students receive basic training in all the most central areas of old and modern English linguistics. The program requires a total of about 15-20 subject hours, broken down into the following major categories:

Linguistics Core Courses LING 100 - Introduction to Language Science LING 210 - Language History LING 301 - Elements of Syntax English Morphology English Phonology Stylistics of English English Lexicology Theoretical Course On Dissertation English Semasiology

The mission of the English Language Studies is to instill in our students a deep appreciation for language and its application to the needs of society. We seek to provide the foundational skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for students to make meaningful contributions in the fields of English Language Teaching and Linguistics.... [-]


Master of Education (Applied Linguistics)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2019 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 2 more

A Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction. [+]

Enhance your communication management skills

A Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction.

Study flexibility

If you are not sure whether you would like to complete an entire Masters degree, apply to study USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Education if you decide to continue studying.... [-]


Master in Linguistic Sciences

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Joensuu

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology. [+]

Master of Linguistic Sciences

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology and translation from a variety of perspectives. The degree consists of coursework, workshops, book examinations, seminars and a research thesis (MA thesis). The programme consists of three thematic sub-programmes with overlapping basic components followed by field-specific special training. These sub-programmes are:

Linguistics and Language Technology Sociolinguistics: Language Contacts and Language Policy Translation Studies and Translation Technology

Linguistics and Language Technology

The MA students from the Linguistics and Language Technology sub-programme have the necessary academic skills, theoretical knowledge and other capacities to enable them to continue their studies in PhD programs in either Linguistics or Language Technology, or to be able to work as specialists in non-academic jobs requiring intensive and extensive knowledge in linguistics and/or language technology.... [-]


Master In Classical And Modern Philology And Literature

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Cagliari

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature may write to the intellectual and scientific professions highly specialized (eg .: teachers, philologists, linguists, cultural experts etc.), And has privileged access to the teaching and research world ... [+]

Graduates in Philology and classical and modern literature may write to the intellectual and scientific professions highly specialized (eg .: teachers, philologists, linguists, cultural experts etc.), And has privileged access to the teaching and research world.

final test characteristics

The final exam consists of the discussion of a written paper, through which it is possible to ascertain the skills acquired. The graduate student will develop their own 'Master thesis' under the guidance of a supervisor and will have to prove to be able to use with full mastery of the relevant scientific literature, both in Italian and in foreign languages.

The thesis must have the characteristics of an original research work. ... [-]


Master in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm [+]

JOINT DEGREE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME

Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm University (SU), Sweden, and the University of Tartu (UT), Estonia. During their four-semester studies, students study in three different universities: the first semester is taught in Kaunas, the second in Mainz; for the third-semester students choose between Stockholm and Tartu, and the fourth-semester students stay at the University of their MA thesis main supervisor.

With its geographical focus on the entire Baltic-Sea region, the programme is unique amongst all sociolinguistic MA programmes in Europe in the width of languages and societies covered by the programme.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Linguistics

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars, and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge, and skills required of a well-rounded researcher. [+]

Research Degrees in Linguistics

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars, and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge, and skills required of a well-rounded researcher.

Supervision is offered in theoretical, descriptive and comparative linguistics, translation and language pedagogy. Depending on the research topic, it may also be possible to arrange joint supervision with specialists in other departments.... [-]


Master Of Science In Classical And Modern Philology With The Linguistic State University Of Pyatigorsk - Pslu / Russia

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Santa Maria Capua Vetere Russia Pyatigorsk + 2 more

The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master of study Modern Philology and Linguistics. [+]

The Department of Arts and Cultural Heritage of the SUN (DiLBeC), From the year. 2015-2016 has activated a new integrated study course with the Institute for International Service of Tourism and Foreign Languages ​​University of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic - PSLU - (Russia). The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master of study Modern Philology and Linguistics. The course lasts two years and includes a training program jointly developed with the stranger at their university and a mobility period abroad for two semesters; involves the release, at the end of the study period and after passing the exam, two degrees of Master of Science with the following name from their location: at the SUN "in Modern Philology Doctor", and at the PSLU "Master in linguistics ", recognized according to official regulations in the two universities and in their countries. For students, this new course is a unique opportunity to enrich their professional resume and gain the educational profile of the peculiar and captivating.... [-]