BA Degrees in Language Studies

Compare 75 Bachelors of Arts 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. [+]

BAs in Language Studies. 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 • Study a curriculum that combines traditional business theories with a broader theoretical and practical knowledge of other key success factors influencing business • Improve and expand upon your language skills • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate from the BA International Business programme, you will be able to: • understand the key principles of doing international business • understand the complexities of the international business environment • reflect critically on the operation and strategies of international businesses • communicate effectively in English, as well as in Chinese or Spanish. Modules: Year One UK degrees... [-]

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.... [-]


Bachelor in English (BA)

Webster University Athens
Campus Full time September 2018 Greece Athens

The student with a major in English selects an emphasis in creative writing; literature, society, and politics; or world drama and playwriting. We also offer a minor in English and minor and certificate in professional writing. In addition, we contribute to the interdisciplinary drama studies minor offered at our London campus. [+]

BAs in Language Studies. The student with a major in English selects an emphasis in creative writing; literature, society, and politics; or world drama and playwriting. We also offer a minor in English and minor and certificate in professional writing. In addition, we contribute to the interdisciplinary drama studies minor offered at our London campus. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: Interpret the canonical works and major periods of American and British literature as well as some lesser known works within and outside that canon (including global literature). Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the history and conventions of literary genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction. Interpret individual works within their historical and cultural contexts. Synthesize trends, themes, and/or patterns of language use found in a range of literary texts in response to overarching questions. Evaluate the impact of literature on individuals, societies, and cultures. Analyze the motivations, needs, values, and social dynamics that give rise to literature. Compose thesis-driven, textually-supported literary analyses that apply the conventions of literary study, including close reading and MLA style. Degree Requirements A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following: 42 required credit hours 3 international language requirement credit hours Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours Electives English courses completed with a grade lower than C- do not count toward fulfilling the specific course requirements of the major. Each student must complete at least 12 credit hours of courses for the major at the 3000 or 4000... [-]

BA Honours in Arabic and Linguistics

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Arabic in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will study Arabic language, culture and linguistics in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between them and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts that frame their study. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the generic qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. [+]

At Westminster we train competent linguists in modern languages ready to enter graduate employment. We place particular emphasis on employability and the contemporary cultural context, and offer high-quality teaching in all language skills. This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Arabic in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will study Arabic language, culture and linguistics in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between them and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts that frame their study. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the generic qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Our Arabic courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants – false beginners are students who may be able to read the Arabic script, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years' part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point. Course content You will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign languages skills in all areas. You will develop a high level of competence in oral and written communication in Arabic, proficiency in language transfer skills, a thorough knowledge of Arabic culture, and the ability to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations. The Linguistics component of your... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong Kowloon

The programme provides you with a set of knowledge and skills in order to communicate effectively in English for professional and business purposes in Hong Kong and internationally. [+]

BAs in Language Studies. Applied Programme Code: JS3480 (Broad Discipline of Language, Culture and Communication) Our BA (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions programme is a Major under the Broad Discipline of Language, Culture and Communication. This English Major programme provides you with a set of knowledge and skills in order to communicate effectively in English for professional and business purposes in Hong Kong and internationally, where English functions as the key medium of communication (lingua franca) in various types of professional activity. Upon graduation you should have the ability to handle demanding professional tasks such as: - Writing a challenging press release for an organisation; - Developing promotional materials in the service industries, including air transport, banking, computer and information technology, telecommunications, and tourism, convention and exhibition; - Promoting an organisation’s image through developing corporate literature; - Making requests of colleagues and business partners in complicated situations; and - Critiquing your own professional performance and that of others. 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 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 awareness and understanding of intercultural communication... [-]

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. French Studies Requirements Required courses (or equivalent proficiency) (18 Credits) FRE 100 Introductory French, Part I FRE 101 Introductory French, Part II FRE 200 Intermediate French, Part I FRE 201 Intermediate French, Part II FRE 300 Advanced French, Part I FRE 301 Advanced French, Part II Major Electives (12 Credits) Four of the following: FRE 302 Advanced French Conversation FRE 303 French Translation FRE 310 Paris and the 19th Century FRE 312 Travel Writing: France and French-speaking Switzerland FRE 320 Writing the Self: French Autobiography and Autofiction FRE 324 Exile, Margins and Identity in Francophone Literature of North-African Origins FRE 325 Representation of the Shoah in French Literature and Cinema FRE 350 French Civilization FRE 370 Topics in French Literature FRE 374 Introduction to French Cinema FRE 376 French... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Language Studies. 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. Programme Aims, Objectives and Learning Outcomes The programme emphasizes both translation theory and practice. Such emphases provide ATS students with the requisite broad framework to work simultaneously on the Chinese and English languages while also tapping the rich cultural contexts underlying the art of translation. As an outcome of the training in theory and practice, ATS graduates are equipped to work independently as professional translators and/or interpreters in government and/or the private sectors. The Programme provides its graduates, in sum, with the lifelong skills necessary to compete in a rapidly changing global marketplace where bilingual competence, critical thinking and strong communication skills remain for the foreseeable future a profound asset. Learning Outcomes Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students... [-]

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 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 (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.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Chinese-English Translation and Interpretation

Macao Polytechnic Institute
Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2018 Macau

The programme aims to (1) develop students' English and Chinese communication skills, which they will need to serve as effective and responsible intermediaries between the two languages; and (2) enhance students' awareness of their prospective roles as language specialists in government, business and the professions in Macau's multilingual community. [+]

BAs in Language Studies. Objectives The programme aims to (1) develop students' English and Chinese communication skills, which they will need to serve as effective and responsible intermediaries between the two languages; and (2) enhance students' awareness of their prospective roles as language specialists in government, business and the professions in Macau's multilingual community. Career Prospects Graduates are employed as professional translators in the public or private sectors, as teachers of English, and as various office staff in Chinese or foreign institutions or enterprises. Graduates have also continued on to the Master of Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting at the University of Queensland (Australia). Students within Macao can go on to the Master’s program in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, a joint Master’s program between the Beijing Language and Culture University and the Macao Polytechnic Institute. Study Plan Year 1 Subjects Complete 4 subjects from the elective group A CHIN1101 Modern Chinese I CHIN1102 Modern Chinese II COMP1101 Information Technology Fundamentals COMP1102 Advanced Computer Application ENGL1101 English I ENGL1102 English II ENGL1103 English Listening and Speaking I ENGL1104 English Listening and Speaking II TRAN1101 Introduction to Translation Studies Year 2 Subjects Complete 2 subjects from the elective group B Complete 2 subjects from the elective group C CHIN2101 Chinese Writing CHIN2102 Chinese Practical Writing ENGL2101 English III ENGL2102 English IV ENGL2103 Introduction to Literary Studies ENGL2104 English Practical Writing ENGL2105 Applied Linguistics I ENGL2106 Applied Linguistics II TRAN2101 Introduction to Interpreting TRAN2102 General Translation (E-C) TRAN2103 General Translation (C-E)... [-]

BA World Philosophies and…

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree will suit high-performing students with a global outlook, an interest in diverse philosophical traditions and cultural parameters of non-Western societies, coupled with an aptitude in intellectual history and critical thought. Individuals with inter-cultural competency—the ability to exchange values and concepts, to value and communicate different modes of understanding in the marketplace of ideas—are in huge demand in the job market. [+]

BA World Philosophies and…

Duration: 3 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

Minimum Entry Requirements: Applicants should preferably have studied Philosophy at A-Level.

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications are usually invited

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BA in English Language and Literature

Yasar University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Turkey İzmir

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 [+]

BAs in Language Studies. 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. With our diverse international faculty, we introduce students to a range of possible approaches to the study of literature, but at the core of our pedagogic strategy is the cultivation of close reading skills. In the first... [-]

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. Prepare for the future by immersing yourself in diversity. With our linguistic, literary, and cultural approaches to language study, you will learn to think critically and develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will grow to understand and appreciate diverse cultures. In an international climate, second-language skills will open doors in many careers. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Media Translating Publishing Exporting With further education, one of these paths is possible: Consultant Intelligence specialist International lawyer International patent attorney University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Language Studies. 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 Admissions Criteria American / Canadian Diploma UAE / GCC / Egyptian Secondary School Certificate UAE / GCC / Egyptian Secondary School Certificate British IGCSE / GCE Leaving School Certificate(A School Leaving Certificate must be provided,showing the last grade (year) completed) Iranian Diploma Indian / Pakistani /Bangladesh Higher Secondary School Certificate International Baccalaureate Diploma Syrian Secondary School Certificate SABIS Diploma WAEC / NECO [-]