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63 MAs in Language Studies 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.

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63 Results in Language Studies

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 2020
English (US),Arabic
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 24 months
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 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-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 (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Roehampton London

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts. ... [+]

Summary

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts.

The programme will familiarise you with the socio-cultural, linguistic and technical dimensions that characterise specialised multilingual material. Through working with dedicated software and high-tech industry-standard equipment, you will learn the skills that you need to enter the professional market and gain the knowledge to pursue further research in this field.

You will work between English and another language of your choice, translating into your mother tongue. There is a strong emphasis on translation tools (in particular SDL Trados Studio) and on localisation, e.g. for video games, as well as on technical and scientific translation, and translation-specific professional skills. In addition, you will be able to choose optional modules from the wide range offered in our other MA courses, the MA Audiovisual Translation and the MA Intercultural Communication in the Creative Industries.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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English (US)
Full-time
1 year
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 (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Eötvös Loránd University

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural hi ... [+]

English is the lingua franca, the most important language for communication in the globalized 21st century. It is a fact of life that everywhere experts are needed who not only speak English correctly but who are also familiar with the societies and cultures of those countries where English is the first language. Experience has shown that an extraordinarily large number of employers seek experts with not merely an excellent command of the language, but also with the ability to make good use of their knowledge of the English-speaking world. The transmission of such cultural knowledge is the foundation of this program.

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history of the English language-based cultures (especially Great Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia), applied and theoretical linguistics, mediating in English and their native language in specialised cultural, economic and political areas, teaching and transmitting knowledge concerning English literature and linguistics, and English language-based cultures and societies.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2020
English (US)
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 (US)
Full-time
2 years
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 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1 - 2 years
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
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1 year
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 (US),Chinese
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
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 (US)
Full-time
2 years
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 (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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USI Università della Svizzera italiana

The Master in Italian literature and Italian civilization is offered by the Institute of Italian Studies (ISI) of the University of Italian Switzerland, USI, based in Lug ... [+]

The Master is divided into three main thematic areas: Italian Language / Italian Literature and Comparative Arts, History and Civilization, on a "holistic" training path that promotes the encounter of knowledge generally taught in different fields, separated by disciplinary boundaries. Italian literature, the central theme is so proposed in constant comparison with the civilization context within which it is produced and studied.

The faculty includes internationally renowned specialists and affirmed prestige in research. Learning is favored by the Italian-speaking, open to multilingualism, and the ideal study conditions at the University of Italian Switzerland. The course identifies several professional outlets , in addition to the opportunity to continue with a doctorate in research: the teaching of Italian, its language and civilization, in the schools of Switzerland, and not only; Bibliographic and archivist training for Libraries and Archives; Knowledge of the ways and forms of preservation of artistic artifacts and heritage for the management of museums and the legacy of "collective memory".... [-]

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

The Master of Arts in German is housed within the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and explores German literary history, literary genres, authors ... [+]

The Master of Arts in German is housed within the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and explores German literary history, literary genres, authors, and cultural contexts. It is designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media, and communications, and library science.

The Department offers a Master of Arts in German designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media, and communications, and library science.

Mission Statement

The master's program in German is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of German language and culture beyond the bachelor’s level. The degree provides cultural enrichment and important career enhancement for fields such as international business, law, media and communication, and library science.... [-]

USA Medford
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Surrey

The growing complexity of international communication, involving written, spoken and technology-mediated communication, requires professionals with skills in both transla ... [+]

Why choose this course

The growing complexity of international communication, involving written, spoken and technology-mediated communication, requires professionals with skills in both translation and interpreting. This course is one of the few in the UK to give you the skills needed to perform both tasks professionally.

The course has a strong practical component to suit the needs of the translation and interpreting market today. We support ‘virtual internships’ which enable you to collaborate with language service providers and build a professional engagement portfolio for 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 (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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