Bachelor of Arts Programs in Language Studies

Compare 64 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 French Studies

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

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.... [-]


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 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 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 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 a 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.... [-]


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 2018 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 Honours in Translation Studies (Spanish)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This Translation Studies BA Honor gives you professionally oriented training in the skills, knowledge, and competencies which will allow you to build a career as a professional translator. You will develop your knowledge of language structure, register, textuality, and discourse, through the application of linguistic concepts to practically orientated translation tasks. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. [+]

This Translation Studies BA honor gives you professionally oriented training in the skills, knowledge, and competencies which will allow you to build a career as a professional translator. You will develop your knowledge of language structure, register, textuality, and discourse, through the application of linguistic concepts to practically orientated translation tasks. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

The course offers French and Spanish as main languages, which you can combine with another language (Arabic, Chinese, French or Spanish) depending on your entry point. We accept intermediate (post-A Level) and proficient speakers in French and Spanish. This is a linguistically challenging course and we may need to assess you in order to determine your entry point and suitability.... [-]


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 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 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 (Honours) in Language Studies with English and German

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

For your study of English, you’ll find out how the language works, study its history, its politics and how it came to be such a hugely influential global language. Your German studies will cover a range of aspects relating to the language and its cultures around the world. [+]

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

For your study of English, you’ll find out how the language works, study its history, its politics and how it came to be such a hugely influential global language. Your German studies will cover a range of aspects relating to the language and its cultures around the world. On completion, you’ll be an independent and intercultural user of German and have a robust and wide-ranging understanding of the English language. This will make you an effective global communicator, able to mediate between cultures and operate effectively in a vast range of professions in the public and private sector.... [-]


BA Persian

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

The four-year single subject Persian degree programme at SOAS not only offers the students the opportunity to study the Persian language in-depth and intensively but also to focus on the literature and culture of a vast geographic area extending beyond the borders of modern Iran and into Central Asia and the Caucuses. [+]

BA Persian

Programme Code: T660 BA/P

Duration:4 years

Entry Requirements

BTEC: DDM Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAABB Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 80% French Bacc: 14/20 German Abitur: 2.0 Italy DES: 80/100 Austria Mat: 2.0 Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

Subjects Preferred: A-level or equivalent in a foreign language is preferred.

Interview Policy: Candidates with "non-standard" qualifications may be invited for interview... [-]