Bachelor of Arts Programs in Language Studies

Compare 65 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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Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies

Franklin University Switzerland
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Switzerland Sorengo Lugano + 1 more

Due to the University’s unique location in the Italian-speaking world, the Italian Studies major at Franklin is designed, first and foremost, to cultivate students’ abilities to communicate, interact and critically engage with the local culture. To do this, students seeking a bachelor's degree in Italian Studies complete a three-year sequence of language courses, the principal goal of which is the acquisition of advanced competency in Italian speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. [+]

Immerse yourself in Italian language and culture

Due to the University’s unique location in the Italian-speaking world, the Italian Studies major at Franklin is designed, first and foremost, to cultivate students’ abilities to communicate, interact and critically engage with the local culture. To do this, students seeking a bachelor's degree in Italian Studies complete a three-year sequence of language courses, the principal goal of which is the acquisition of advanced competency in Italian speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Once the students’ language-specific requirements are fulfilled, they are invited to explore a variety of topics in Italian culture, with an emphasis on Italian literature and film studies. Included in the menu of possible classes which count towards the fulfillment of a major in Italian Studies are courses dealing with topics in Communication, European History, Art History, Film Studies, and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies. Prior to enrolling in a final, required Senior Seminar in Italian Studies, majors will be strongly encouraged to complete at least two Academic Travel courses to Italy.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 (Hons) in Applied Translation Studies

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

The Program 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 (A.T.S.) program at U.I.C. began in the fall of 2010. The present proposal is in response to a new four-year curriculum at Hong Kong Baptist University (H.K.B.U.). As the College awards H.K.B.U. degrees, it is pertinent for the College to align its programmes with those at H.K.B.U. as closely as possible. The Program 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.... [-]


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 organizations. The BA International Business programme 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 English Language and Culture

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

The track English Language and Culture allow 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.

American Studies is one of the two tracks in the Bachelor's programme of English Language and Culture. The track American Studies offers you the possibility of immersing yourself in the culture, literature, history, politics, and media of the United States. How do we make sense of 'America' when it contains so many different peoples, histories, and cultures? How can such a country elect first Obama and then Trump? And why and in what ways is America a global power? This programme allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of one of today's most influential countries in the world: the ideas and values driving it, the history and politics shaping it, and the local and global cultures to which this has given shape. While you are learning this, you will be working hard to learn to speak and write American English at a professional level of fluency.... [-]


BA (Hons) in International Business with Language

GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Succeed in today's global market by combining a strong business foundation with leadership, management & communication skills & a recognised qualification in your choice of Spanish, French, German or Italian for a career in international business. [+]

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.... [-]


BA in Russian Studies and Cross-Cultural Communication

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Russia Moscow Italy Macerata United Kingdom Saint Andrews France Nancy Spain Marbella Milan USA Monterey Paris Rome Reading Switzerland Geneva + 16 more

The Department offers a full-time three-year Bachelor’s Degree Course in line with the Russian Federal Standard and MGIMO Standard of Higher Education in «Linguistics». The program intake is 25 students, classes commence in Fall 2018. [+]

General Information

The Department offers a full-time three-year Bachelor’s Degree Course in line with the Russian Federal Standard and MGIMO Standard of Higher Education in «Linguistics». The program intake is 25 students, classes commence in Fall 2018.

What Is the Program About?

The program is designed to prepare future professionals in Russian Culture, History and Area Studies capable to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment in the changing world.

Starting their studies in English, students gradually acquire profound knowledge of the Russian language which becomes a key to the first-hand understanding of the country’s culture and values.

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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 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.... [-]


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 receive 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 mindset 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 recognize 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 specialize in the Dutch language (and Dutch culture, history, and society) at a high academic level.... [-]


BA Honours in English Literature and Language

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

The combination of English language and English literature will appeal if you are interested in the reciprocity between language study and the reading of literary texts. It is a course that prepares you for detailed textual reading from both an analytical and aesthetic point of view and is particularly suitable for those considering a career in editing, teaching English, or in any field in which writing style or the presentation of text is central. [+]

The combination of English language and English literature will appeal if you are interested in the reciprocity between language study and the reading of literary texts. It is a course that prepares you for detailed textual reading from both an analytical and aesthetic point of view and is particularly suitable for those considering a career in editing, teaching English, or in any field in which writing style or the presentation of text is central.

This degree is particularly distinctive in offering the opportunity to focus on both formal, theoretical language study as well as more traditional humanities-based linguistics such as discourse analysis. The course will provide you with a strong understanding of stylistic and grammatical issues, and of the principles of textual analysis, as well as develop your skills in communication and equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.... [-]


BA (Honours) in Language Studies with French and Spanish

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

You will study a range of aspects relating to French and Spanish language and culture around the world, including history, current affairs and the arts through a range of interactive materials and practical activities. [+]

This is one of several subject combinations available in our BA (Honours) Language Studies (Q30).

You will study a range of aspects relating to French and Spanish language and culture around the world, including history, current affairs and the arts through a range of interactive materials and practical activities. You’ll also develop transferable, academic and digital literacy skills. On completion, you’ll have a high level of modern language proficiency and intercultural competence, making you an effective global communicator able to operate effectively in a vast range of professions in the public and private sector.

Key features of the course Learn about French and Spanish cultures and develop your intercultural communicative competence Develop your critical thinking and communicative skills that will be valued in the workplace and beneficial to further study Become fluent in French and Spanish, taking your language proficiency to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference Acquire valuable transferable skills in managing and motivating yourself, setting and achieving goals, using digital tools, and working collaboratively Course details ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts Honors in Language and Communication Studies

Lupane State University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Zimbabwe Bulawayo

On successful completion of the course, one will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to assess the place of language within systems and processes of communication generally; describe particular usages of language, for example at the levels of pronunciation, lexicogrammar, discourse structure and functioning; appreciate relationships between language forms and the social and cultural contexts where they are used; analyse the specific demands and constraints of using language and communicating within particular institutional and professional settings, such as the mass media, medicine, education (including language education), business and industry; appreciate the shared elements of human communication processes and explore their diversity and their central relevance to contemporary social life; analyse the communication practices that sustain and constitute social institutions such as the newspaper, TV and film industries and critically appraise their output; identify generic categories within types of media communication and understand their constitution as cultural products. [+]

On successful completion of the course, one will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to:

Assess the place of language within systems and processes of communication generally; Describe particular usages of language, for example at the levels of pronunciation, lexicogrammar, discourse structure and functioning; Appreciate relationships between language forms and the social and cultural contexts where they are used; Analyze the specific demands and constraints of using language and communicating within particular institutional and professional settings, such as the mass media, medicine, education (including language education), business and industry; Appreciate the shared elements of human communication processes and explore their diversity and their central relevance to contemporary social life; Analyze the communication practices that sustain and constitute social institutions such as the newspaper, TV and film industries and critically appraise their output; Identify generic categories within types of media communication and understand their constitution as cultural products. Entry Requirements Five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English and an African language ... [-]

BA in Modern Languages

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Flagstaff

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.... [-]


BA International Relations and ...

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

The SOAS BA International Relations degree provides a uniquely global and comparative approach to the study of world affairs. Through a study of world history and global power relations, students gain a better understanding of the sources of conflict and cooperation among states, shifts in the international economy, as well as the roles of culture, identity and ideas in world politics. Students finish the degree equipped with the conceptual tools and theoretical frameworks to understand contemporary world events. [+]

BA International Relations and ...

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: 80%

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

The SOAS BA International Relations degree provides a uniquely global and comparative approach to the study of world affairs. Through a study of world history and global power relations, students gain a better understanding of the sources of conflict and cooperation among states, shifts in the international economy, as well as the roles of culture, identity and ideas in world politics. Students finish the degree equipped with the conceptual tools and theoretical frameworks to understand contemporary world events.... [-]