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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 two-year full-time study programme (120 ECTS) studies multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society characterised by increased mobility, migration and diversity. Read more
This postgraduate certificate enables you to start developing your skills as a translator. You’ll engage in authentic translation tasks to develop useful employability skills, explore different approaches to translation and develop an understanding of the links between theory and practice. Read more
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
UBC's new Master of Data Science degree with Computational Linguistics is the credential to set you apart. Offered at the Vancouver campus this unique degree is tailored to those with a passion for language and data. Read more
How is language constructed and which aspects can be distinguished and studied? How are these aspects realised in different language families and specific languages? European Linguistics is a one-year Master's track of the MA Linguistics which is based on the strengths of the Groningen linguistics sections (English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish). 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
The MA Linguisticsand Applied Linguistics introduces students to current research approaches, methods and theories in core areas of Linguistics. 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
The Linguistics MA aims to give students a thorough grounding in modern theoretical linguistics. Students gain a basic understanding of the three core areas of linguistics. 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