Bachelor of Arts Programs in Language Studies

Compare 92 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Language Studies

A Bachelor of Arts is usually the first goal students set for themselves. It allows them to start gaining the fundamental knowledge and skills they will need to begin their career. Alternatively, students can choose to continue their education after earning their bachelor degree by pursuing a master's degree.

What is a BA in Language Studies? This major is a slightly more inclusive version of pure language programs. In addition to the practice of a language, courses focus on its history, culture, and professional application. Students can choose a specific language, or set of languages, to study and a curriculum is created around extensive knowledge in that category, including how to speak that language. Language study is often taken alongside another discipline.

The primary benefit students earning a Bachelor in Language Studies receive is an improved worldview. Insight into another culture can be beneficial for professional or personal reasons. This field of study also compliments other disciplines very well and can open up new career opportunities in them.

The cost of enrolling in a language studies program varies quite a bit. Everything from the specific program and school to the country you choose to study in will influence the tuition. For this reason, you should research several options before enrolling in any one program.

There are many different types of jobs you can pursue with a language studies degree, as well as many unique positions in other fields that can only be accessed with additional experience in language. Some fields, such as foreign civil service, are specific to language studies, while others, including advertising, publishing, and editing, can combine language studies with business or media. Many careers are in either tourism or hospitality, like hotel management or airline services.

If you would like to gain access to other worldviews, language studies may be for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BA International Business with a Language

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 China Suzhou

This programme, apart from providing this knowledge to students, will also provide them with an additional language skill that will benefit them when dealing with some companies. For international students, they will have the added advantage of learning Chinese and becoming familiar with the Chinese culture and businesses operating in China. [+]

Overview

With China’s growing presence in international markets and its rising influence on global economics, a sound knowledge of international business issues is becoming increasingly important for university graduates seeking roles in both international and local organisations. The BA International Businessprogramme will also provide you with an additional language skill that will benefit you when working with international companies or seeking employment. For international students, you will have the added advantage of learning Chinese and becoming familiar with Chinese culture and businesses operating in China.

Unique selling points of the programme

• Have the opportunity to undertake internships at, and field trips to, Fortune 500 multinational companies within Suzhou Industrial Park and the greater Yangtze River region... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in French Studies

Franklin University Switzerland
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Switzerland Sorengo

French Studies is conceived and designed to support and strengthen students’ abilities to think, read, and write in French and about French literature, culture, and the Francophone world. [+]

Think internationally and across cultures

French Studies is conceived and designed to support and strengthen students’ abilities to think, read, and write in French and about French literature, culture, and the Francophone world. Students will begin the French Studies major according to prior experience and continue through advanced courses devoted to French literature, culture, and contemporary society. As part of their program of study, students may spend one semester at a French-speaking university after finishing FRE 300, or complete a series of French courses in related disciplines; students will complete a capstone seminar in French Studies. Students who do not study in a French-speaking university will be encouraged to complete at least one travel course to France or the French-speaking world.... [-]


BA Dutch Studies

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The bachelor Dutch Studies has a duration of three years. After graduation you recieve a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. [+]

For international bachelor’s students who want to develop true fluency in not just the Dutch language, but also the culture, history and mind set of the Netherlands, there is no better place than the Leiden University Bachelor in Dutch Studies!

Why study Dutch Studies?

The historical, cultural and philosophical impact of the Netherlands and the Dutch language is internationally significant – but while virtually everyone can recognise a painting from Van Gogh, few can properly pronounce his name! Hence the unique Leiden Bachelor in Dutch Studies: the only programme in the Netherlands for international students who wish to specialise in the Dutch language (and Dutch culture, history and society) at a high academic level.... [-]


BA in English and American Studies

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The program is offered by the School of English and American Studies. The program may be completed as a major program or as a minor program, the latter is only available for students who are in another major program at ELTE. [+]

The program is offered by the School of English and American Studies. The program may be completed as a major program or as a minor program, the latter is only available for students who are in another major program at ELTE. Students taking the program as a major opt for either the English or the American track at the end of the first term. The three-year long programme does not provide teaching qualifications.

Strength of program

Students in the English studies track within the English and American Studies BA program are offered a chance to acquaint themselves with the foundations of information technology and typography in the first phase of their studies. This is followed by a series of seminars and lectures aimed at developing students’ competence in using English as a language of global communication, academic writing, and everyday oral argumentation in a scholarly and business environment. Students will thus attain the foundations of academic research, evaluation and critical thinking in English literature, British and American socio-political history, and develop an understanding of the linguistic levels of description and analysis of English (phonology and syntax).... [-]


BA in English

Memorial University, Grenfell Campus
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Canada Corner Brook

The English program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University allows you to work toward a bachelor of arts with a major in English and a minor in another subject area. [+]

The English program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University allows you to work toward a bachelor of arts with a major in English and a minor in another subject area.

We offer education in English literature and creative writing within the framework of a liberal arts degree program.

Grenfell's English program includes key courses that give you a strong understanding of the essential aspects of English literature. The courses also focus on specific areas of English studies, including:

Canadian literature Dramatic literature Modern literature Creative writing Why study English at Grenfell?

If you love to read and write, the English program at Grenfell will expand your creativity, imagination, and critical thinking. There is a particular focus on creative writing and our instructors expose you to different worldviews through literature, allowing you to analyze culture, world events, and your own daily encounters in a new way.... [-]


BA in English Language

American University of Ras al Khaimah
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

English study is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language, English linguistics, and English sociolinguistics. More broadly, English studies explore the production of and analysis of texts created in English. [+]

English study is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language, English linguistics, and English sociolinguistics. More broadly, English studies explore the production of and analysis of texts created in English.

Students can choose to specialize in translation, teaching of English, or literature..

Career Opportunities Jobs directly related to your degree include: Editorial assistant English as a foreign language teacher Lexicographer Magazine journalist Newspaper journalist Primary school teacher Secondary school teacher Writer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Academic librarian Advertising account executive Advertising copywriter Arts administrator Information officer Marketing executive Public relations officer Records manager ... [-]

BA in Sign Language Interpreting

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2018 Germany Magdeburg

The Sign Language Interpreting programme prepares students, by means of an academically founded, practice-oriented education to work professionally as a linguistic conduit between the hearing, who use a spoken language, and the deaf and hearing-impaired, who prefer sign language as a means of communication. [+]

Restricted admission. Start of studies The programme begins each winter semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 May via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

The Sign Language Interpreting programme prepares students, by means of an academically founded, practice-oriented education to work professionally as a linguistic conduit between the hearing, who use a spoken language, and the deaf and hearing-impaired, who prefer sign language as a means of communication.

Degree course content Interdisciplinary classes in the fields of law, administrative science, social policy, psychology, sociology and pedagogy; questions concerning the deaf community and deaf culture, acquisition and development of sign language skills, preparation for professional practice in sign language interpreting. Internships ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Culture

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

The track English Language and Culture allows you to study all aspects of the English language as it has evolved across the centuries. At the same time, you immerse yourself in the culture and literature of Great Britain. You study the classics of high and popular culture - Shakespeare, Stevenson, Downton Abbey, Little Britain, and much more. [+]

English (be it British or American English) is the international language of science, diplomacy and business. Furthermore, English literature takes an important place in world literature. When you study English Language and Culture at Radboud University, you dive into an extremely versatile field of study that opens a whole world for you.

The track English Language and Culture allows you to study all aspects of the English language as it has evolved across the centuries. At the same time, you immerse yourself in the culture and literature of Great Britain. You study the classics of high and popular culture - Shakespeare, Stevenson, Downton Abbey, Little Britain, and much more. To become an expert in the field of English language, linguistics and culture, you will also have to immerse yourself in the culture, social relations, habits and eccentricities of the people for whom (British) English is their native language. You will therefore not only learn to speak and write (British) English at a professional level of fluency, but will also study the history and culture of Great Britain.... [-]


BA Honours in English Language and Linguistics

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

This course allows you to study the historical and cultural aspects of the English language, while improving your range of productive skills and awareness of English as a linguistic system and a literary medium. It also recognises that the study of English is deepened and extended by a thorough knowledge of the structure, meaning and sound systems of language in general. The course provides a rare opportunity to study in depth a formal approach to language alongside the way in which the English language is used. [+]

This course allows you to study the historical and cultural aspects of the English language, while improving your range of productive skills and awareness of English as a linguistic system and a literary medium. It also recognises that the study of English is deepened and extended by a thorough knowledge of the structure, meaning and sound systems of language in general. The course provides a rare opportunity to study in depth a formal approach to language alongside the way in which the English language is used.

The course will appeal to you if you enjoy the study of language for its own sake, but it also includes practical modules that make it ideal for those who are interested in a language-oriented career such as teaching English, speech therapy, editing, journalism or advertising. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Language and Communication

Centennial College
Campus Full time September 2018 Hong Kong

This Major provides an academic pathway for students who seek to acquire high-level language and communication competencies that are required for meeting future challenges in the professional workplace. [+]

This Major provides an academic pathway for students who seek to acquire high-level language and communication competencies that are required for meeting future challenges in the professional workplace.

Designed to accomplish this overall aim through a balanced selection of topics from the rich areas of linguistics, literature, communication, and media / cultural studies, the LC Major enables students to build an integrative understanding of the central role of language and communication activities in contemporary cultural life, and to make informed choices for further study either in more specialised areas in the humanities and the social sciences, or in a professional area of specialisation that requires a solid foundation in language and communication abilities.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Translation Studies

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 China Zhuhai

The Programme bears the ambition to provide first-class educational experiences for the young people who aspire to be bilingual professionals in China. As a whole, it is designed to train bilingual practitioners in the fields of translation and interpreting in order to meet market demands in China. It is teaching- and student-oriented and aims to offer a unique learning experience in translation and interpreting. [+]

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Translation Studies

The Applied Translation Studies (ATS) programme at UIC began in the fall of 2010. The present proposal is in response to a new four-year curriculum at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). As the College awards HKBU degrees, it is pertinent for the College to align its programmes with those at HKBU as closely as possible. The Programme bears the ambition to provide first-class educational experiences for the young people who aspire to be bilingual professionals in China. As a whole, it is designed to train bilingual practitioners in the fields of translation and interpreting in order to meet market demands in China. It is teaching- and student-oriented and aims to offer a unique learning experience in translation and interpreting.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in English Philology

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

English Philology at International Black Sea University is the only BA programme in Georgia which is taught completely in English. It gives a unique chance to Georgian, as well as international students to get quality education and increase their chances for employability. [+]

English Philology at International Black Sea University is the only BA programme in Georgia which is taught completely in English. It gives a unique chance to Georgian, as well as international students to get quality education and increase their chances for employability. The design of the programme (possibility to choose courses) gives students an opportunity to create their own, individual educational programme according to which they can reach their objectives and wishes. Students study wide range of courses related to their profession – language, culture, translation, pedagogy, psychology, methods of teaching, etc., which increase their competitiveness on labour market and provide successful development of their career.... [-]


Bachelor in English Philology

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Poland Wrocław

The B.A. program offered by the Institute of English at the University of Wrocław is designed for students interested in the English language, linguistics, and English and American literature... [+]

The B.A. program offered by the Institute of English at the University of Wrocław is designed for students interested in the English language, linguistics, and English and American literature.

Although the program features courses in practical English which are intended to improve students' language skills, it is not an advanced English course. The program’s curriculum covers a variety of lectures and tutorials in literary theory, the history of English and American literature, teaching/translation methodology, and theoretical linguistics. Therefore, candidates are expected to demonstrate interest in literature and linguistics studies. Moreover, applicants must have a good command of English, corresponding to the level of at least the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE, grade B or higher) or the IELTS score of at least 6.5.... [-]


BA (Hons) in English Studies

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The skills you will learn in an English Studies degree will enable you to recognise ideology and bias, and see through the spin of cultural and political debate. You’ll refine your ability to think and write clearly – valuable skills in many careers and professions. Our graduates are well prepared in these transferable skills and have an excellent success rate in finding rewarding employment in many fields. [+]

Texts are all around us - from books to magazines to TV, e-mail and the internet.

As texts of all kinds become more prominent and powerful in our lives, the ability to analyse them and appreciate their often elusive meanings becomes more highly prized.

The skills you will learn in an English Studies degree will enable you to recognise ideology and bias, and see through the spin of cultural and political debate. You’ll refine your ability to think and write clearly – valuable skills in many careers and professions. Our graduates are well prepared in these transferable skills and have an excellent success rate in finding rewarding employment in many fields.

This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects... [-]


BA Hons in Latin

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

In this course we work with the Latin language, literature, artefacts, philosophy, history and religion. Not only do students develop their own analytical skills by participating in this course; they also understand the ways in which we as human beings give meaning to our existence through the use of symbols and complexes of symbols which come to us from ancient times. [+]

In this course we work with the Latin language, literature, artefacts, philosophy, history and religion. Not only do students develop their own analytical skills by participating in this course; they also understand the ways in which we as human beings give meaning to our existence through the use of symbols and complexes of symbols which come to us from ancient times.

All documents are read in the original language, supplying students with the ability to interpret inscriptions, texts and artefacts in a reasoned manner. An appreciation of the influence of Latin on modern English is also developed.

Admission requirements

Latin 3A and 3B are required for admission to this programme. A reading knowledge of German and/or French is recommended.... [-]