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.
The MA Program in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation combines high-level literature seminars, creative writing and translation workshops, and is capp
A new offering from the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar Ilan University:
MA in English Literature with a Focus on Literary Translation
A growth field in the Humanities, literary translation is natural for people who love literature and language and are looking for a practical way to turn this love into a profession. The MA Program in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation combines high-level literature seminars, creative writing and translation workshops, and is capped off with a year of one-on-one mentoring as the student prepares a creative thesis: the translation of a work of fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry. No knowledge of Hebrew is required; students may translate from any language into English, and all coursework is in English....
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....
This programme, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguist
MASTER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
This programme, 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 programme 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. There are overall 15 study places available for international students.
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....
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
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....
Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) educates researchers, practitioners, and activists on the language, history, culture, politics and economics of the contemporary Ara
Our renowned Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) program offers comprehensive interdisciplinary training in the politics, culture, history, economics, and language of the contemporary Arab Middle East and North Africa, as well as rigorous Arabic language training. Students design a program of study that allows them to develop expertise on the pressing issues relevant to the Middle East and North Africa today in one of five concentration areas: Politics, Culture and Society, Development, History, or Women and Gender. In addition to their main concentration, students select options from the full range of courses in Middle East Studies offered at Georgetown. The MAAS program further cultivates an in-depth understanding of the region through the program’s intensive Arabic instruction, which allows our students to reach proficiency level. Students have the unique opportunity to deepen their language skills by opting to take courses taught entirely in Arabic....
Upon completion of the Master´s Programme in Russian Studies, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of Russia’s past and present and developed Russia-related expertis
Goal of the programme
Upon completion of the Master´s Programme in Russian Studies, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of Russia’s past and present and developed Russia-related expertise for use in your future career. You will be able to recognise changes in your field of expertise, adjust your skills to these changes, and update your knowledge and skills independently.
Your expertise will give you a solid background in critical thinking and provide you with the readiness to face challenges in diverse professional environments. For instance, you can continue on to a career in government and education, or find employment in the media, the business world or in the service of non-governmental organisations....
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....
The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialized variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. I
The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialized variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists.
At the core of the MATI lies advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text types, interpreting (in one or two of the following environments: local government, health, police and court), and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. Part 1 of the degree also includes opportunities to develop further specialised skills in interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation (MT) and software localization, terminology management, video making or digital publishing, while in the Translation Work Experience module students form simulated translation companies, working with local translation businesses, and undertake real commissions to professional standards and deadlines....
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....
The Master in Italian language, literature and culture is offered by the Institute for Italian Studies (ISI) of the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI in Lugano. The
The study programme of the Master covers three main subject areas: Italian language / Italian and comparative literature / Arts, history and culture, within a holistic framework encouraging the encounter of expertise from different academic fields. Italian literature, the central subject of the Master, is taught with constant reference to the culture in which it has been produced and studied.
The teaching staff includes internationally renowned scholars with outstanding research records in the various fields. Learning benefits from the linguistic and cultural situation in Ticino, an Italian speaking environment open to multilingualism, and from the excellent study conditions at Università Della Svizzera Italiana....
One-year intensive IMARES Master’s degree program focus on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian a
One-year intensive IMARES Master’s degree program focus on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian area in all aspects from A to Я. You will examine the past and analyze the most up-to-date events unfolding in the region, learn Russian and experience life in Russia. Together with other international students you will study and discuss a variety of topics, including foreign policy and security issues in Russia and neighboring countries, history and current events, changing society and reforms, and, of course, Russian culture and arts.
This is the only program in Russia that gives you the opportunity to
get an MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies in 1 year;
select the courses by the leading Russian and international professors and experts in the field;
design your own individual program from the broad course catalog;
study in the English language;
learn and improve your Russian;
enjoy the life in St. Petersburg - the old imperial capital of Russia;
get an excellent foundation for your career in public service, academia and business.
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
The Master of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) offers students the opportunity to deepen intellectual and cultural understanding of China as well as to l
The Master of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Culture (CLC) offers students the opportunity to deepen intellectual and cultural understanding of China as well as to learn the Chinese language. It prepares students for careers in various fields such as academia, consulting, government, business, non-profit, or education.
Being in the heart of the nation’s capital, our program allows students the opportunity to interact with many leading organizations, business headquarters, consulting firms, and government and media agencies based in DC. Students can enrich their learning experiences with additional activities:
Visiting the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, State Department, World Bank, IMF, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums, the Chinese Embassy, and many world famous places in DC.
Working with government agencies or non-profit organizations to complete a capstone project or MA thesis on China-related topics
Working as a volunteer or an intern to gain professional experience in CCTV-Washington Station, Asia Society, or Asia-related education programs at museums
Attending talks, seminars, and conferences at the nearby universities and centers, including GW Sigur Center’s lectures and talks on China and Asia.
Building a professional network to support career opportunities.
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to
Despite impressive democratization and economic growth within much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, serious problems such as poverty, inequality, ethnic cleavage, crime, political violence, and illicit drug flows persist; while new issues, including those linked to climate change, resource competition, and natural disasters have emerged. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to the enduring problems and emerging challenges of the hemisphere. The program’s design and location facilitate employment at a broad spectrum of organizations based in Washington, DC, as well as elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere....
This program is designed for students who already master the French language and wish to take their experience and knowledge one step further. Introductory and advanced c
MA in French Language and Culture
This program is designed for students who already master the French language and wish to take their experience and knowledge one step further. Introduction and advanced courses span will cover the linguistic and cultural aspects.
Students will gain in‐depth knowledge of the French environment, improve their writing and oral skills and learn to evolve confidently and efficiently in a professional French environment.
Any course equivalent to a bachelors degree.Language
The program follows two roads:
One focused on introductory courses on language (grammar, translation) and generic courses on French civilization
and another more specific road focusing on particular aspects of French culture and society.
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....