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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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69 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
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
August 2019
Full-time
4 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
The Catholic University In Ružomberok

The BA programme in Teaching of English Language and Literature and German Language and Literature takes 3 years and it allows students to improve their English and Germa ... [+]

The BA programme in Teaching of English Language and Literature and German Language and Literature takes 3 years and it allows students to improve their English and German language, to get acquainted with the English, American and German culture and to prepare for the profession of a teacher. Graduates interested in becoming fully-qualified teachers must continue in their MA studies or they may find interesting positions where they may use their acquired skills and knowledge of English and German.

What will I study?

Students improve their English and German language, learn the basics of the Dutch language, and get acquainted with the culture and societies of English-speaking countries and German-speaking countries. The courses cover a range of linguistic and literary disciplines together with theories of translation in appropriate depth. The programme also includes a wide range of elective courses focusing, for instance, on literature, culture, modern social media etc. In addition to the study of the two selected subject areas (English Language and Literature and German Language and Literature), the programme aims at providing an overview of the broader contexts of education. Students acquire the basics of school pedagogy and psychology and gain an understanding of the organizational conditions of institutional education.... [-]

Slovakia Ružomberok
September 2019
Full-time
3 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
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 ... [+]

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
Eötvös Loránd University

The aim of the Hungarian BA program is to provide students with a professional level of Hungarian in the language and its literature. The course offers language training ... [+]

The aim of the Hungarian BA program is to provide students with a professional level of Hungarian in the language and its literature. The course offers language training based on the experience of the Hungarian as a Foreign Language Department of Eötvös Loránd University, and also emphasizes the importance of literary and cultural studies. Eastern and Eastern-Central Europe are in the position to become central actors in cultural and economic connections between Asia and Europe. This can be seen as a developing trend that will grow in the coming years. Budapest, as the capital of Hungary, is one of the hubs in the region and the center of Hungarian culture. Students of the Hungarian BA program will specialize in Hungarian as a Foreign Language.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
3 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
Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

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». T ... [+]

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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Russia Odintsovo Italy Macerata United Kingdom Saint Andrews France Nancy Spain Marbella Milan USA Monterey Paris Rome Reading Switzerland Geneva  + 14 More
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Utrecht University

Many students think they already know English. Not you. You know that there is still a lot to learn. And studying English also means investigating how the language actual ... [+]

A global language - Nearly a billion people on Earth use English in their everyday communication. Approximately 400 million are native English speakers everywhere from the United Kingdom to Australia and from South Africa to Alaska. English is a global language. And if you hope to participate in society at all, it is a language that you want to be able to speak and read.

Description

But I already know English?

Many students think they already know English. Not you. You know that there is still a lot to learn. And studying English also means investigating how the language actually works, and how people learn it and use the different varieties. Moreover, the English degree programme is more than language. You explore literature and culture in the English-speaking world in depth. Not only in Great Britain and the United States but also Ireland, Australia, and South Africa.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht Middelburg
September 2019
Full-time
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
September 2019
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
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus