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 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.
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....
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. ...
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....
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....
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 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 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
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....
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 - 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....
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....
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....
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.
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....
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Our innovative MA is ideal for those looking to embark on, or develop, careers as professional translators. Translation practice is at the heart of the programme, and you
Our innovative MA is ideal for those looking to embark on, or develop, careers as professional translators. Translation practice is at the heart of the programme, and you will undertake extensive practical and specialized translation in Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian.
The programme offers training in state-of-the-art translation technology and the opportunity to study another foreign language at beginners, intermediate or advanced level. From September 2017, we are also able to offer an optional module in English-Chinese Interpreting.
There is a range of optional modules focusing on theory and methodology, meaning that this MA also provides excellent preparation for further study at Ph.D. level. We also offer a distance learning programme over 2.5 years....
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.
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....