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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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65 Results in Language Studies

York St John University

This BA (Hons) course in English Language, Linguistics & TESOL gives you the skills you need to teach English around the world. The programme is designed to give you ... [+]

This BA (Hons) course in English Language, Linguistics & TESOL gives you the skills you need to teach English around the world. The programme is designed to give you both a deep understanding of theories and methods for teaching English in a multilingual world and broad expertise in language structure and use - equipping you for the practical challenge of teaching English as a world language.

Course Overview

The English Language, Linguistics & TESOL BA (Hons) programme gives you a working knowledge of linguistics - how language is used and structured - and an understanding of theories and methods for teaching English in a multilingual world. You'll be able to choose from a range of specialist modules such as Language, Gender & Sexuality, Forensic Linguistics, Child Language Acquisition and Speech and Language Pathology.... [-]

United Kingdom York
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Bar-Ilan University

The B.A. program in linguistics in our department is designed to give students a solid background in the core areas of phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, as we ... [+]

The B.A. program in linguistics in our department is designed to give students a solid background in the core areas of phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, as well as in more applied areas such as psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. Studies in the department take place in English, but this is not the only language being studied; the approach in the department is that of general linguistics which aims to study human language and the human linguistic capacity. A B.A. in linguistics in our department provides students with the tools for analyzing any human language - English, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian or any other language.

Applicants should have a Psychometric score of at least 550; a score of 120 on the English Psychometric, or an Amir score of 220; and a Bagrut grade which includes 5 points in English. Alternatively, applicants with a Bagrut grade over 100 which includes 5 points in English with a grade of 85 or above and with an Amir grade of 220 or above may apply without a psychometric grade. You can use the online calculator to evaluate your chances of acceptance into the linguistics program. Applicants whose scores are only slightly below these levels might still be accepted on the basis of a departmental entrance exam.... [-]

Israel Ramat Gan
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Franklin University Switzerland

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 F ... [+]

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.... [-]

Switzerland Sorengo Lugano
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
The Catholic University In Ružomberok

The BA program in English and American Studies and History takes 3 years and it allows students to improve their English language, to get acquainted with the English and ... [+]

The BA program in English and American Studies and History takes 3 years and it allows students to improve their English language, to get acquainted with the English and American history, literature and culture, to explore the history of the world and Slovak history and to develop skills necessary for historical research such as critical approach and ability to associate various historical events and phenomena. Graduates may continue in their MA studies or find interesting positions requiring knowledge of English language, history, and critical and analytical approach.

What will I study?

The double major study programs allow students to study a combination of two majors (in 50: 50 ratio). The English and American Studies and History program is aimed at the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills from both selected study fields. Furthermore, it supports the ability to respond to societal challenges and problems in a flexible and creative way so as to be prepared for the labor market.... [-]

Slovakia Ružomberok
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
The Education University of Hong Kong

There are two majors, namely, Education Major and Discipline Studies Major, in this programme. Discipline Studies Major is about language studies. Education Major focuses ... [+]

BAs in Language Studies. Programme Aims

This co-terminal double degree programme aims to prepare students:

to become effective school teachers or other professionals who have a good command of the knowledge and skills in Language Studies; and with positive work attitude and good interpersonal skills.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will receive two degrees with a single honours classification and one parchment and a qualified teacher status (QTS) in primary and secondary schools.

Programme Structure Domain Credit Points (cps) Discipline Studies Major 48 cps Education Major 30 cps Education Studies 27 cps Basic Research Methods 3 cps Final Year Project 3 cps Field Experience 20 cps General Education 16 cps Language Enhancement 9 cps Overseas Immersion Programme Non-credit bearing Total: 156 cps ... [-]
Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English

Excel in English to Become a Highly Effective Professional Communicator ... [+]

What is English Studies for the Professions? Increases your career opportunities as you become a proficient and confident English user Develops your ability to communicate professionally across media and contexts Satisfies your curiosity about languages and cultures Builds your strengths in both subject knowledge and practical skill Programme aims

Our programme aims to nurture graduates who will have:

a firm grounding in language studies which can be critically and creatively applied in a variety of business and management contexts, especially in multilingual settings; the ability to exercise judgment and develop an intellectual curiosity to work both independently and as part of a team; the potential to become future leaders and entrepreneurs excelling in communication for professional purposes; a high level of professional communicative competence in English; an understanding of intercultural communication in multilingual settings that enhances their global outlook and cultural appreciation; and the ability to apply their strong communication skills to solve real-world problems effectively in local and global multilingual professional/business settings. Programme characteristics The programme promotes the all-round development of students’ potentials to the fullest extent for the English language profession. Along with a major in English Studies, students can also take a minor in another discipline offered by the University. A variety of teaching and learning methods are adopted, including language and computer laboratory work, online English language databases, role-plays, simulations, talks by guest speakers, and workplace visits and placements. Students explore the global and cultural dimensions of the subjects studied and further develop themselves professionally through... [-]
Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The BA International Business with a Language programme aims to enhance your employability by equipping you with a broad and comprehensive knowledge of international busi ... [+]

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 Chinese organisations. The BA International Business with a Language programme aims to enhance your employability by equipping you with:

a broad and comprehensive knowledge of international business issues knowledge of functional areas of business and management in an international context communication skills in both English and an additional language (Chinese, Spanish or Japanese) Accreditation

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)in 2016 and 2018 respectively.... [-]

China Suzhou
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Eötvös Loránd University

The program is offered by the School of English and American Studies. The program can be completed either as a major or a minor program, the latter is only available for ... [+]

The program is offered by the School of English and American Studies. The program can be completed either as a major or a minor program, the latter is only available for students who study in other major programs 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 program 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).... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society

Succeed in today's global market by combining a strong business foundation with leadership, management & communication skills & a recognised qualification in your ... [+]

Accredited by: EPAS CIM

In today's global environment, employers expect graduates to have an international perspective, to understand how business operates with customers and suppliers around the world, and how they are affected by events in other countries. By choosing a degree in International Business with Languages, you’ll gain a solid foundation in business and management together with a recognised foreign language competency that will position you well for a career in international business.

GCU is one of just 69 institutions worldwide to achieve EPAS accreditation which demonstrates to employers that your degree is world-class. The university was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility and sustainability (ERS) agenda. Our graduates contribute to a society which is concerned about sustainable and ethical business.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Wroclaw

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 an ... [+]

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 an 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.... [-]

Poland Wrocław
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Full-time
3 years
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Leiden University

During your studies you will not only learn Dutch, but you also study the language to gain insight into its structure and development. ... [+]

Leiden is the only place 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.

Your level of Dutch determines much of your first year. No previous Dutch? Then you will work hard at learning to speak, write and understand Dutch. You attend lectures on Dutch culture, and gain the research, writing and presentation skills needed for your final written paper. You learn about the great historical impact of this small nation and gain insight into present-day Dutch society.

The second year consists of advanced language courses, introductory courses on Dutch Linguistics, Literature and History of the Netherlands. You will also learn how to conduct independent scientific research. Students are also attending courses Fifteen centuries of the Netherlands and Methods of Linguistic, Literary and Historical Research. All the courses in the second year are obligatory.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
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Full-time
1 - 3 years
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Northern Arizona University

This degree provides proficiencies in the student’s choice of French or German. A study-abroad requirement ensures grounding and experience among native speakers. ... [+]

Available Emphasis Areas:

French Interdisciplinary Global Program - Emphasis French - Emphasis German Interdisciplinary Global Program - Emphasis German - Emphasis Spanish Interdisciplinary Global Program - Emphasis

This degree provides proficiencies in the student’s choice of French or German. A study-abroad requirement ensures grounding and experience among native speakers.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages?

If you want to gain a broad appreciation of language while specializing in the study of French or German, consider this degree. Global trade, the Internet, and improvements in transportation are accelerating rates of cultural and intellectual exchange. With this degree, you can help bridge the gaps between cultures and languages.... [-]

USA Flagstaff
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages

The Kent English Language and Linguistics programme provides an opportunity to discover spoken and written language in all its complexity. ... [+]

BA (Hons) in English Language and Linguistics

The Kent English Language and Linguistics programme provides an opportunity to discover spoken and written language in all its complexity. Language plays a central role in everything we as human beings do, and this programme explores its many facets, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your individual interests and possible career paths. While the focus will be on English, currently the world’s most powerful and prestigious language, you will also explore the meaning of language more generally, and discover what language systems have in common.

Combining theoretical and practical elements, the programme explores both the structure of language and its relationship with culture, society, and the mind. A broad choice of theoretical topics encompasses such areas as syntax, phonetics and phonology, morphology, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, semantics, pragmatics, literary stylistics and critical and cultural theory, while courses in language learning and teaching, creative and media writing, and language and media have a more vocational focus.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
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Yasar University

As the Yaşar University Department of English Language and Literature, we are proud to play a role in the education and development of a new generation of young critical ... [+]

As the Yaşar University Department of English Language and Literature, we are proud to play a role in the education and development of a new generation of young critical thinkers.

We aim to equip our students with the analytic and linguistic skills that will not only open up a wide range of employment possibilities for our graduates but also enable them to play an active and critical role in society.

Our students receive extensive instruction in English grammar, speaking skills and academic writing. Moreover, since they spend four years immersed in oral and written discussion and debate in English, they gain advanced proficiency in the use of language in an applied setting. The increasingly globalized nature of modern society demands experts who are not only competent in other languages but also literate in other cultures. Alongside the literature of the British Isles, students in the department have the opportunity to study other Anglophone cultures and to think critically about questions of cultural domination and autonomy in the context of the history of empire and decolonization. The culture and literature of the United States, the question of gender and literature and the connections between literary and visual culture are among fields that our students will have an opportunity to explore.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
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Full-time
4 years
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SOAS University of London

Two-subject degrees take three or four years depending on the subject involved. Some two-subject courses in Economics and a language (like Japanese, Chinese or Arabic) ta ... [+]

BA Economics and ... (two subject degree)

Programme Code: See May be Combined With

Duration: 3 or 4 Years

Entry Requirements

BTEC: DDD Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAAAA Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA Irish LC: 360 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 5 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 85% French Bacc: 15/20 German Abitur: 1.5 Italy DES: 85/100 Austria Mat: 1.5 Polish Mat: Overall 80% including 3 extended level subjects

Minimum Entry Requirements: Plus a minimum of Grade B at GCSE for those without A-level Maths.

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications may be invited.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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Full-time
3 - 4 weeks
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