Masters Programs in Semiotics

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Following undergraduate education, many students hope to enter fields that require a high level of expertise and education. A master's degree can make these careers possible. This path of study generally takes several years to complete and affords students vital experience and knowledge within a given discipline.

 

What is a Master in Semiotics? This is a degree that covers a broad range of subjects pertaining to language and the many ways it is put to use. Students often get the chance to specialize within this large and multifaceted discipline, which provides an invaluable opportunity to cater one's education to meet specific career goals. Curriculum can include courses in developmental and cognitive psychology, linguistics, rhetoric and communications. Other important topics that semiotics students consider are propaganda, digital media and the history of language.

 

The main benefit of attaining a master's degree in semiotics is the discipline’s extensive applicability. This degree teaches students new modes of considering language in its many forms, and these are skills that are transferrable to almost any context.

 

The best place to inquire about tuition and enrollment fees for a master's degree program is the school's admissions office. Each Master in Semiotics program will vary in cost, so contact individual schools directly for more information.

 

There are many career paths available to graduates of semiotics programs. Given the fact that this path of study fosters a strong foundation in communications and language in students, graduates are often in high demand for professions in law, politics and journalism. Semiotics graduates often make successful consultants, lawyers and political advocates. On the other hand, some students opt to remain within academia and become semiotics researchers and professors, with many going on to receive doctorates in the field.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the many Master in Semiotics programs available around the world, look no further than our searchable database. We can help you identify which program is right for you. 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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MA In European Graphoanalysis, Graphistics, Graphopathology And Forensic Graphology

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The vertienteforense of Graphoanalysis is the study and application of advanced set of graphological techniques oriented to a scientific interpretation of the identifying traces both in content and form of this human, expressive production handwriting, and auxiliary way by the scribble and graphic forms that can be useful for anyone linked to the judicial, police and areas of human relations that seeks to specialize in techniques grafoanalíticas cited as a practical tool identification papers and documents. [+]

Masters in Semiotics. In today's society it gives special importance to the knowledge of the realities and potential of people through cultural achievements. Writing is one that carries a higher level of expertise, both in terms of the development of the way the message itself, and therefore responsible for institutions and organizations, as in other specialties in which knowledge and interpretation cultural and personal variables may be familiar with the application of graphology techniques, it is important to analyze this human production. It must be provided with the knowledge of appropriate techniques and tools in each case graphology, as well as the analysis and scientific interpretation corresponding to each of them. You need to create a body of professionals who can develop their role in the different areas, and to achieve this goal, the program is not content with a comprehensive view of doctoral theses, books and research papers collected since 1996 with the assistance, joint work and exchange with other professors from foreign universities, but also with the application of positive Graphoanalysis in the sense of working with real cases where it has all the documented history, in order not to give any chance of confusion in the student with possible speculation untested. It is proposed as a professionalizing program to issue legal opinions or expert reports. The program is aimed at certification and issuing opinions of authenticity or falsity of writing and graphics, mainly manuscripts, signatures and rubrics (contracts, invoices, checks, bills of exchange, testamentary notes, ballots, letters,... [-]

European Master in Lexicography

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’ s degree programme (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 programme (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 The master programme EMLex is an international course of studies that promotes the international and interdisciplinary training of lexicographers (unique in Germany and Europe in its present structure) teaches lexicographical theories on a high international level includes a distinct connection to the practical application of dictionary creation brings together students from different European countries. Post-graduates will be qualified to work both as lexicographers at a publishing company and as academic lexicographers in all fields of lexicography, starting from the conception of printed and electronic dictionaries and specific lexicographical tasks through to the technical realization of lexicographical products. Besides, they will recieve profound training in the theoretical field of modern lexicography, which will enable them to conduct scientific research or to work in an advisory position in the field of publishing and further education. The four-semester programme can be taken up each winter term; the second semester is... [-]

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 Semiotics. 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's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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. The programme consists of the following components: 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for either (1) one thesis, or (2) two articles. The two elective ten credit courses can come from any 3000-level course in language or linguistics offered by the groups for English and General Linguistics. By application, other courses may be accepted (e.g. courses in philosophy, psychology, mathematics, and so on). Master's Thesis The degree includes 60 ECTS which must be earned either (i) by writing one Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) or (ii) by writing two papers (30 ECTS each). This work is normally done individually, but... [-]

MA in Language and Linguistics, Cognitive Semiotics

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

Cognitive semiotics is the trans-disciplinary study of language, communication, media and mind, from the perspective of the concepts meaning and sense. Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Languages and Linguistic and 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. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

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Master in Semiotics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Study at the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, one of the most important centres of semiotics in the world. [+]

Semiotics is a 2-year Master’s programme that provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study. Semiotics is the general study of sign processes, or semiosis. The programme binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules – cultural semiotics, biosemiotics and sociosemiotics.

Why study semiotics at the University of Tartu? The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Yuri Lotman in 1960s, the founder of semiotics of culture and the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, as well as the oldest journal of semiotics, Sign Systems Studies; UT is one the few institutions in the world teaching full Master´s and PhD degree programs in semiotics since 1993; As one of world´s major centres of semiotics, the University of Tartu collaborates and is regularly visited by professors from all around the world: Myrdene Anderson, Paul Bouissac, John Deely, Dinda Gorlee, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Winfried Nöth, Roland Posner, Frederik Stjernfelt, Eero Tarasti etc.; The finest collections of semiotic materials in Tartu include the memorial library of Thomas Sebeok, one of the world leaders in the 20th century semiotics, and the Centre of Jakob von Uexküll, a Baltic German whose works have been very important to the development of biosemiotics. Audience ... [-]

Master of Applied and General Linguistics

Australian National University - College of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time Australia Canberra

The program is designed for people who already have prior knowledge of linguistics or applied linguistics, and also for people coming from cognate areas such as speech pathology, audiology, interpreting or translation studies, language teaching, and editing. [+]

Masters in Semiotics. Do you have a passion for languages? Our program focuses on the nature, use and structure of language, as well as how to apply this knowledge in contexts ranging from second language learning and education, social interaction, communication across cultures, intercultural communication to language policy and language politics. This program is for you if you are interested in human linguistic capabilities in general, as well as the description and explanation of particular languages. You can undertake a specialisation in one of 19 languages. The program is designed for people who already have prior knowledge of linguistics or applied linguistics, and also for people coming from cognate areas such as speech pathology, audiology, interpreting or translation studies, language teaching, and editing. This degree provides you with the opportunity to draw on over thirty linguistics experts as well as expert teachers of many languages. Admissions Requirements Domestic A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students International A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of... [-]