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Masters degrees in Linguistics examine the nature of language, studying its development, structure and acquisition. Research is often a big part of these Masters, and students will usually be able to undertake their own independent project, testing a certain hypothesis.
Some relevant postgraduate specialisms include Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Phonetics & Phonology.
As the scientific study of language, linguistics draws equally from the sciences and the humanities, providing a unique bridge between the disciplines. This means that a Linguistics Masters gives you ample scope to work and study in any number of areas.
For example, you might explore how English is acquired as a second language, eventually applying your knowledge in a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) context, either as a teacher or designing learning materials.
Alternatively, your knowledge of human communication might open up employment opportunities in artificial intelligence, working on the latest technological developments to do with voice recognition and natural language understanding (NLU).
Other career possibilities include translation, publishing, journalism and further academic research.
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The goal of this master's program is to provide students with sufficient knowledge of linguistics to enable them to work in industry and organisations where knowledge of linguistics helps in problem solving. Read more
Kent's MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) provides teachers with advanced knowledge of linguistics and language pedagogy, informed by research and scholarship, to enhance, develop and inform an understanding of language learning and classroom practice. Read more
Passionate about language and curious about data?. UBC's new. Master of Data Science degree with. Computational Linguistics Option. Read more
Gain a thorough grounding in the full breadth and depth of linguistic theory. Access innovative resources, including psycholinguistics and phonetics laboratories with facilities for signal analysis, speech synthesis, laryngography and electropalatography. Read more
Newcastle University is one of the largest centres for linguistic research in Europe. This gives you the unique opportunity to learn a wide range of methodologies. Read more
Built on a solid research foundation, the MA in Language and Linguistics offers a broad and highly flexible suite of modules covering such topics as linguistics, communication, language, and English language. Read more
The course prepares you to become a competent linguist who has an understanding of a wide array of topics ranging from how people learn and use language to how the brain processes language and how language and people influence each other. Read more
The Linguistics MA allows you to study phonology and syntax alongside a pathway of your choice in English Language or Language Acquisition The course, characterised by its flexibility, equips you with the research skills necessary to undertake independent study in linguistics. Read more
This programme is tailored for any career requiring specialised language awareness, including Teaching English as a Foreign Language and professional communication. Read more
Understand and investigate the building blocks of language through linguistics. Our course provides a detailed foundation in how language works in terms of speech sounds, grammar, meaning and social aspects. Read more
We’re ranked in the world’s top 5 universities for linguistics (QS World University Rankings by subject 2019), and ranked as part of the top Language Sciences department in the UK thanks to world-leading research in English Language and Linguistics (THE Rankings of the REF 2014).
The University of Luxembourg is a modern institution offering a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses.
Since 1451 the University of Glasgow have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research.