The Department of Humanities, Language and Global Studies offers the following Master Programs:
Asia Pacific Studies MA
As a dominant force in the global economy, the region also contains some of the world’s most pressing security issues. This course introduces students to a wide range of materials on the society, economy, politics and international relations of the region. It is founded in the development of critical analysis of these materials. This course is taught by staff from across UCLan’s Asia Pacific Studies team, including from the International Institute of Korean Studies, which works within a global network of influential academics, diplomats, journalists and public policy officials who work on countries around the Asia Pacific.
An understanding of the past is key to understanding the present and the future, and the study of history is publicly important as well as personally enriching. This Masters of Research in History course offers a unique opportunity to combine the local and the global in historical research given the range and diversity of staff specialisms across three distinct strands – ‘Modern Britain and Ireland’, ‘European, American, African and Asian History’, and ‘Memory, Heritage and Place’. It builds upon a very successful and well-established undergraduate program with a broad range of historical places and subjects from which you can choose to specialize, and provides guided taught support collectively and individually.
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) MA
The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL] will enable you to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching English, as well as skills for classroom practice. You will be introduced to important theories about language teaching and learning, and links between theory and practice are continually emphasized throughout the course.
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) with Applied Linguistics MA
The MA in TESOL with Applied Linguistics will enable you to link theory to practice. You will further develop your knowledge about teaching English to non-native speakers of the language from your current foundation. This postgraduate degree course will equip you with a thorough grounding in teaching methodology, the way in which language is learned and understanding of how the English language works as well as extending your knowledge in specific areas through the optional modules. It will also help you to develop the analytical and reflective skills you need to continue to develop as a professional.
Intercultural Business Communication (with Professional Placement) MA
This course will be of interest to those wishing to have careers relating to international business and to gain further work experience in the UK or elsewhere. It will also be relevant to those who wish to become more successful in understanding communication or who are cultural specialists in their own professions.
Interpreting and Translation MA
Have you always wanted to be a conference interpreter? Interested in business interpreting? Maybe you’re looking for the next step in your languages career? Taught by high-level, experienced interpreters and translators who are professionally active, this course will prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career in the language services industry. Indeed, many of our students enter the industry immediately following their graduation.
International Relations MA
The MA in International Relations at UCLan is an interactive and engaging program aimed at challenging preconceptions and making learning fun and practical. There are numerous modules aimed at helping students make sense of the interconnected world we live in while dealing with some of the most controversial topics of our time. Students can complete an in-depth research-based dissertation or a placement in an appropriate organization such as a government department, NGO or International Organization.
About University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
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