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Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us.We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually.… read more

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Q&A: Should You Get a Masters Degree in Languages?

Today on the show, I'll share a few tips and considerations about studying languages at university. Plus: My own story of doing Translation Studies at the University of Manchester.

Chenelle asks:

I wanted to know did you only get your bachelors degree or did you actually go and get a masters degree and languages?

Listen to get the full details of my tips.

At postgrad level, you tend to go either into research or applied mode. Most specialised ones

  • Applied Linguistics / Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Teaching

And then it specialises more and more

Tips for Choosing a Masters

  • Consider practical experience vs research
  • Consider options of FT, PT, distance
  • Ensure the qualification allows you to pursue the career you want
  • Consider fees and scholarships, visas, cost of living
  • Consider your university's reputation, but remember a bad result from a great university can be worse than an amazing result from a less famous university
  • Rankings: Ensure the ranking reflects what you care about

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