An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.
Students of linguistics pursue a science-based understanding of languages. The field is divided up into the studies of language structure, language meaning, and language context, with all sub-disciplines seeking to relate sounds to their meaning as a form of communication.
The programme is designed for both qualified and intending teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It attracts students from different parts of the world, who
The programme is designed for both qualified and intending teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It attracts students from different parts of the world, who bring with them a diverse mix of educational backgrounds and experiences. This gives us a chance to increase our cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of teaching and learning contexts globally. Furthermore, using online forums, we aim to provide practical opportunities for you to interact with language professionals around the world.
We critically reflect on theories of, and research into, the problem of how best to learn and teach an additional language. We aim to help you improve your own research skills and encourage you to present and publish your findings to the English language teaching and applied linguistics community....
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....
The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophic
The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. Consequently, its practitioners must be not only philosophically competent but also proficient in the use of historical methods.
Moreover, in the Ancient and Medieval Western world, philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and William Ockham wrote in either Greek or Latin. This means that anyone who wants to know what these philosophers really said, without the distortions inevitably caused by translations, must also have a grasp of the classical languages and such related auxiliary disciplines as paleography and textual criticism....
The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two-year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber ed
Official Program Description
The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two-year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber education in all facets of Classical and Modern Philology and Literature.
First-year courses address critical subject areas particularly in the fields of Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and History.
Second-year courses are divided into two modules: LM 14 (Modern Philology and Literature) provides an in-depth study especially in the fields of Italian and Romance Languages, Literatures and Philology, Historical and Musicological Studies. LM 15 (Classics) offers you high-standard, advanced training in Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, Ancient History, Papyrology, Classical Philology, Archaeology, and Sanskrit....
Semiotics is an ancient discipline with a long history, which has gained a firm theoretical foundation during the 19th century and an ever-growing significance over the l
MAs in Linguistics.
Semiotics is an ancient discipline with a long history, which has gained a firm theoretical foundation during the 19th century and an ever-growing significance over the last 50 years. This discipline is now in a period of very intensive, concentrated research and self-identification on the map of contemporary science.
The interdisciplinary Semiotics MA program at ELTE educates students to become well-trained specialists in semiotics of culture with a global overview of the various fields of humanities: literary studies, linguistics, philosophy, visual arts and general art studies – including approaches to fine arts, films, theatre and music – and also the most contemporary methods of research synthesized from a semiotic methodological point of view. At the same time, choosing the specific field for diploma work students can gain specialized knowledge in one subfield of the semiotics of humanities (e.g., literary, visual, musical, theoretical semiotics, and ethnosemiotics). The program is designed to be flexible to motivate students to find the best Hungarian specialists in the given field and assist them to become involved in international research and dialogues with foreign scholars and lecturers. The curriculum consists of courses on the history and theory of semiotics; language, communication, texts, and translation; theory of meaning, logic, argumentation; field studies of cultural, national and special semiotic systems; various forms of applied semiotics and semiotic pragmatics in general. The program also lays emphasis on the preparation of students for Ph.D. studies to plan their research career....
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
The M.A. in Language and Communication is a professionally-oriented program within the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University. This program cultivates strong res
The M.A. in Language and Communication is a professionally-oriented program within the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University. This program cultivates strong research and analytical abilities in sociolinguistics, specifically discourse analysis (e.g. narrative analysis and cross-cultural communication), ethnography, and pragmatics. The program is designed to link these theories to practice in a range of professional fields.
This program is suited for college graduates with a B.A. or B.S. (with majors including, but not limited to, humanities and social sciences) interested in applying their sociolinguistic training in professional contexts. In addition, this program is also appropriate for members of the workforce (public and private sectors) who seek advancement, or those who desire further credentials for medical, law or, business school....
The Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age at the University of Helsinki will provide you with an understanding of the nature and diversity of huma
How can everyone use their own language in the future?
The Master's Programme in Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age at the University of Helsinki will provide you with an understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and with the theoretical tools for working with language material. If you are interested in languages but are unable to decide which of them you want to study, this Master's programme offers several fields of specialization: General Linguistics, Phonetics, Language Technology and Diversity Linguistics. One of them might be just perfect for you.
Goal of the programme
Why do languages change? Why does your mobile device suggest funny completions for words you are typing? How did it happen that Finnish is spoken mostly in Finland, but its linguistic relatives are scattered over a larger area? How can you study a language that does not have a standard orthography? Why can you sometimes tell where other people come from just by their accent? Why do some people stick to their dialect, but others give it up when they move to the city? Should you try to support language diversity? Can we save languages that are spoken by a very small number of people? How can computer-synthesised speech be made to sound more human? Why do some languages seem so much more difficult to learn - are they inherently more complex?...
“English” on the Master's level at the University of Antwerp amounts to a set of research-oriented courses in linguistics and literature that aims to provide the successf
The M.A. in Linguistics and Literature: English offers a range of courses to choose from in the fields of both linguistics and literary studies. There is only one compulsory element - you must take at least one linguistics course and one literature course. The master thesis constitutes an important part of the degree and is worth 18 of the 60 ECTS credits. Literature topics include the American historical novel after 1950, the construction of age, and the work of Samuel Beckett. Linguistics courses include pragmatics, negation, and curriculum and syllabus design.
The M.A. program in Linguistics offers either a Thesis (research) track or a non-thesis (general) track. Both tracks have three objectives: (1) to expose students to curr
The M.A. program in Linguistics offers either a Thesis (research) track or a non-thesis (general) track. Both tracks have three objectives: (1) to expose students to current research topics in the field (2) to engage students in scientific discourse, research methodologies, and critical reasoning; (3) to train students in academic writing and the use of professional literature. The goal of the thesis track, in addition, is for students to conduct original research that contributes to the field.
Both tracks are two-year programs.
1. Thesis track
Students can choose from among the various courses offered. However, all students in this track must take the Methodology course in their first year. In addition, the courses chosen must include at least one course in syntax and at least one course in semantics. All M.A. courses are run as seminars and require a final paper....
The focus is on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and on the different types of variation in everyday language use.
This Master's focuses on the intricacies of language, how people learn and use it, and about the different types of variation in everyday language use. Language studies at Radboud University have a strong empirical focus. You will study real language in situations where it is actually being used and only on the basis of your observations, you will formulate theories to be tested against the data. In this way, you will discover the richness of language.
The Master’s programme is structured as follows:
Three core courses (15 EC)
Two advanced courses from a choice of eight (10 EC)
Colloquium Series (5 EC)
Internship (10 EC)
Master’s thesis (20 EC)
As a Master’s student in Linguistics, you will find yourself in a challenging research environment. The language and linguistics experts at Radboud University have strong international reputations. They specialise in language variation and language diversity, language typology, second language acquisition, sign language, as well as optimal communication and the interpretation of language....
This two-year Research Master’s program in Linguistics brings together students from all over the world who combine their unique talents and backgrounds with a shared int
JUDGED BEST IN THE FIELD
The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2015 ranked Utrecht University’s Linguistics program as the best in the field in the Netherlands.
COGNITIVE FACULTIES UNDERLYING HUMAN LANGUAGE
The very fact that we have and use languages is part of what makes us human. Many different languages are spoken in the world. In this program, you get to reflect on their structures and what drives language variation and change.
Communicating by means of language is a crucial ingredient of success in modern society. You will learn the principles of first language acquisition, and what is special about learning more languages. The program also satisfies your curiosity to know more about the way language is processed in the brain and how we use it. The key focus of the Research Master’s program in Linguistics is on the cognitive faculties underlying human language, and their interaction....
The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The pro
The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula:
Linguistics and Cognition
Philosophy and Cognition
The program focuses, in both curricula, on the study of language in the perspective of cognitive studies and of the philosophy of language and mind. It is primarily addressed to students interested in:
the in-depth description of human languages, in their different varieties including different dialects;
the study of language as a cognitive capacity and its relevance in the domain of first and second language acquisition and language pathology;
the study of the philosophical, psychological, biological and social bases of language and cognition;
the study of the relevance of the analysis of human language for philosophical studies.
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The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a stro
The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology.
Our academic and research activities include:
introduction of our students to language diversity and to field studies of minority languages and dialects;
studies of language variation and change;
studies of Russian grammar and lexicon, as well as Russian Sign Language, in a typological perspective;
introduction to the basics of the formal language modelling;
discussions about language, field research and linguistic experiment from the interdisciplinary point of view – teaching psycholinguistics and linguistic anthropology;
work with electronic corpora of different languages, as well as building them;
teaching methods of linguistic data processing, statistic analysis and visualization, in R and Python;
basics of instrumental phonetic analysis;
help with conceiving and carrying out one’s own linguistic project.
How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning a language? Find
How is language stored in the brain? What effects can brain damage have on our ability to use language? And why do some children have difficulty learning a language? Find it out in this programme.
The two-year international Research Master's track in Clinical Linguistics is part of the prestigious international Erasmus Mundus programme in Clinical Linguistics, EMCL+. EMCL+ is an integrated two-year Master's programme offered jointly by a consortium of the Universities of Groningen (NL), Potsdam (DE) and Eastern Finland (FI) and 15 associated partners from the academic, R&D, and clinical sector, finishing with a joint MSc degree from the three institutions. It is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university programme at the Masters level, providing integrated training in neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and clinical linguistics....
Study at the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, one of the most important centers of semiotics in the world.
Semiotics is a 2-year Master’s program 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 program binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules – cultural semiotics, biosemiotics, and socio-semiotics.
Why study semiotics at the University of Tartu?
The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Yuri Lotman in the 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 Ph.D. degree programs in semiotics since 1993;
As one of the world's major centers 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.