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Top 61 MA Programs in Language Studies 2019/2020

Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

Master of Arts (MA) in Language Studies

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University of Surrey

This is one of the longest-running MA Translation courses in the world. Incorporating over 30 years of experience in translator education, our internationally recognised ... [+]

Why choose this course

This is one of the longest-running MA Translation courses in the world.

Incorporating over 30 years of experience in translator education, our internationally recognised course focuses on professional translation, preparing you for a career in the language services industry.

The course has a strong practical component designed to suit the needs of the translation market today. We support ‘virtual internships’, which enable you to collaborate with language services providers and build a professional engagement portfolio to present to future employers. Our European Masters of Translation membership gives you priority access to traineeships at the EU Directorate-General for Translation.... [-]

United Kingdom Guildford
October 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Bar-Ilan University

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individua ... [+]

Direct MA in Linguistics

Highly qualified undergraduate students are offered the option of a direct M.A track. Students in this program can complete an M.A. without a thesis within four years of beginning their undergraduate studies or an M.A. with a thesis within five years.

Admission Requirements

In order to be accepted to track A (with thesis), a student needs an average of at least 88 and for track B (without thesis) an average of at least 80. For candidates who do not hold a BA in linguistics, an average of 80 on the related course (when available) is required. Candidates who do not hold a BA in linguistics will be required to take up to 5 additional courses during their first year and get a grade of at least 80 in each of them to continue in a non-thesis track and at least 88 to be able to transition to a thesis track (track A) in the second year.... [-]

Israel Ramat Gan
October 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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University Saint-Joseph

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards ... [+]

ETIB Historical Background

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards to master Arabic, French and English languages as well as intercultural competencies by helping them to adapt to cultural differences, sharpen strong analytical and deductive skills, and develop professional judgment. Member of CIUTI (International Standing Conference of University Institutes of Translators and Interpreters) and of the FIT (International Federation of Translators), recognized by the AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters), and having a long-standing and close relation with the United Nations and the European Parliament, ETIB aspires to be an active member among the university institutions of the world and a pole of excellence in the fields of research and innovation in the Arab world. ... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
September 2019
English,Arabic
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 24 months
Campus
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English

The MA in English Studies for the Professions (MAESP) programme provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and professio ... [+]

Department of English

Established in 1988, the Department of English is a leader in applied English language studies. Our internationally-recognised academic staff will help you acquire the high levels of English skills needed to succeed professionally, and provide a comprehensive and critical understanding of English communication in multicultural professional contexts.

Our team of experts has a wide range of research interests in language and professional communication; media and communication; language teaching and learning; linguistics, English language and systemic functional linguistics; and intercultural communication. Our postgraduate students go on to work in a number of exciting and international contexts around the world.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The aim of the Masters in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies is to enable students to develop a deep and broad understanding of the region and its trials and contribu ... [+]

Latin America is a paradox. This vibrant region is home to significant advances in human rights, a substantial expansion of female and indigenous political representation, imaginative urban designs and creative solutions to ecological challenges. It is also marked by high levels of poverty and inequality, corruption, fragile institutions, and violence, gangs, and drug and organized-crime cartels.

“We have not had a moment’s rest,” is how Gabriel García Márquez summed up - Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that embraces more than 20 sovereign states and several territories and dependencies.

The aim of the Masters in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies is to enable students to develop a deep and broad understanding of the region and its trials and contributions. Simultaneously, the program prepares them for careers in government, multinational and non-governmental organizations, the private sector, or post-graduate academic work. Grounded by the expertise of GW’s faculty and selected practitioners in the field, the program combines rigorous academics with a professional orientation.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Pécs

The goal of the degree program is to train experts in the field of English Studies who have sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of the English langu ... [+]

Description of the Program

The goal of the degree program is to train experts in the field of English Studies who have sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of the English language and can apply such knowledge in practice. They have thorough knowledge and understanding of the literature, culture and the social and political systems of English-speaking countries, including Great Britain, Ireland and Canada, the major trends and research fields of modern theoretical and applied linguistics and their results that mainly apply to the English language. They can apply the acquired knowledge in the business sector, the media, education, diplomacy, at institutions engaged in international relations, in tourism, the publishing sector, tender agencies, local, regional and national government offices and, in general, in the cultural public sphere. They are prepared to pursue studies in doctoral degree programs.... [-]

Hungary Pécs
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Goldsmiths, University of London

This course responds to the increasing need for a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiat ... [+]

This course responds to the increasing need for a globalised, interconnected world for highly qualified translators who can navigate different genres of text and negotiate the language needs of diverse audiences and industries.

"Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence" - George Steiner

Based in a truly global city, Goldsmiths’ location makes it the perfect place to study translation.

You will study the theory and practice of translation, giving you the expertise to compete for work as a professional translator. Study in a department with expertise in linguistics, creative writing, and literary studies, with the option to tailor your studies and explore areas in other departments relevant to your own interests.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The MA China Studies provides those in the programme with in-depth knowledge of China’s history, politics, society and economy, in order to equip them with a more compreh ... [+]

Overview

With the rise of China as a global economic power, there is an increasing demand among organisations and companies from around the world, working with and in China, for professionals with knowledge of China’s political, economic and social systems and who can also speak Chinese.

The MA China Studies provides those in the programme with in-depth knowledge of China’s history, politics, society and economy, in order to equip them with a more comprehensive understanding of China’s complex socio-economic system. This knowledge will provide graduates of the programme with unique and important insights, as well as language training critical to operating and decision-making in the Chinese context.... [-]

China Suzhou
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English,Chinese
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
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Swansea University

The MA in Chinese-English Translation and Language is available if you are a first language Mandarin speaker from China, interested in an applied language career such as ... [+]

Course Overview

The MA in Chinese-English Translation and Language is available if you are a first language Mandarin speaker from China, interested in an applied language career such as translating and teaching English or Chinese as a foreign language.

This course gives you language-specific skills in translation studies and applied linguistics. It aims to lock the broad area of translation into a specific context, translating between English and Chinese.

You will address the issue of non-native speakers as English teachers, applied language studies, and translating and teaching English or Chinese as a second language.

Our degree proves equally attractive to Mandarin teachers wishing to build knowledge in applied linguistics theory and practice.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
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English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Eastern Finland

This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic ... [+]

Master in English Language and Culture

This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic perspectives. The degree consists of coursework and a research thesis. The objectives of the program include an in-depth understanding of the multifacetedness of contemporary English studies; increased awareness of key debates in contemporary linguistics and literary studies; and the ability to carry out independent research.

During their studies, the students will specialize in the English language and culture or English literature and culture. In the English language and culture studies, the focus is on language contact, language variation and change, pragmatics, bilingualism, and using digital resources and tools to understand the role of English in the world today. In literary and cultural studies, the department's areas of strength include postcolonial and ethnic literature, American literature, popular fiction, and contemporary fiction.... [-]

Finland Joensuu
September 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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USI Università della Svizzera italiana

The Master's course proposed by the Institute of Italian Studies presents a peculiarity that is totally unique with respect to the educational offer of the other Universi ... [+]

The Master's program proposed by the Institute of Italian Studies gathers around a strong idea of training that aims not only to prepare students for a professional future, but also to allow the acquisition of a mature cultural identity, really necessary today , in a moment in which we find ourselves exposed on the one hand to homologation and on the other to a sterile solipsism. The study of literature, integrated in the context of a civilization that also dialogues with its artistic and musical components, has all the characteristics to carry out this formative process in its entirety, precisely because it is based on a communicative medium, the word, which allows, in a much more meaningful way than the visual language, a real experience.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
September 2020
Italian
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide an understan ... [+]

The Arabic and Islamic Studies M.A. program at Georgetown seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of classical and modern Islamic thought and to provide an understanding of Arabophone culture and intellectual history in the pre-modern and modern periods. With a special emphasis on Arabic textual traditions, the program offers graduate training in the study of the languages, literature, and thought of the Islamic world, and introduces students to scholarly approaches to the study of Islam.

Entering students are required to have Arabic language competence equivalent to at least that attained by the end of the third year of intensive language study in the undergraduate program at Georgetown University. In the first week of their first academic year, students who are non-native Arabic speakers are required to take an Arabic language exam administered by the department.... [-]

USA Washington
August 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The department also offers a Master of Arts in German with a Teaching Certification in conjunction with the education department. The degree is designed to prepare highly ... [+]

The department also offers a Master of Arts in German with a Teaching Certification in conjunction with the education department. The degree is designed to prepare highly qualified secondary school teachers.

Mission Statement

By joining this program, students will develop skills and knowledge regarding the German-speaking countries (including literature, history, thought, and contemporary society). They will develop both strong language competency and the ability to conduct original research and write graduate-level research papers.

In the licensure program, through added courses from the Education Department at Tufts, the students will also acquire knowledge of pedagogical theory, best practices, current issues in education, and adolescent development.... [-]

USA Medford
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Helsinki

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, litera ... [+]

How did Eng­lish Be­come a World Lan­guage?

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have an excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future careers, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management.

Goal of the pro­gramme

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have an excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future careers, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
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English,Finnish,Swedish
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Turin

The 2-year MA program (Laurea Magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and Nort ... [+]

APPLICATION at UniTo for a.y. 2019-2020 is OPEN until April 14th 2019. Apply at https://apply.unito.it

The 2-year MA program (Laurea magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate program in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, pieces of literature and cultures, analyzed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Fully taught in English, the program prepares graduates who are professionally competent in English and have acquired an in-depth understanding of literature and cultures in English – i.e. British, North-American and postcolonial – as well as aspects of the history-shaping those cultures.... [-]

Italy Turin
October 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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