Language, the most natural form of human expression, is a vital instrument for information transfer, interpersonal and intercultural communication, artistic and emotional expression, and social and cognitive development. The practical and professional applications of such a rich instrument in our ever-changing world are becoming increasingly clear. Therefore, the need has arisen to understand these applications and develop them so that they have an effect on our society.
This Masters programme is designed to facilitate the integration of students into the world of professional applications related to knowledge of languages in multilingual and intercultural environments as well as in professional contexts in which information technology and communication play a key role. In addition, the Masters in Applied Languages offers the students the possibility of achieving a level of professional expertise in Catalan or Spanish and, optionally, an advanced level in English, with which they will be able to develop a professional activity in these languages.
This Master’s Degree aims to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the practical and professional applications of languages, thanks to the knowledge and accumulated experience of over thirty experts and researchers with a wide experience in the professional application of languages.
The specific nature of this course is underlined by the fact that it is the only Masters’ Degree in Spain with an applied languages profile. It seeks to broaden students’ knowledge of the applications available for both native and foreign languages in two different fields:
- Teaching and learning languages in multilingual environments
- Linguistic consultancy for companies, institutions and the general public
This Master’s Degree is taught online, thus giving greater scope for lecturer-student and student-student interaction.
Face-to-face tutorials will also be held. A meeting will also be held one Saturday a month, which can be followed face-to-face or via videoconference.
The Master in Applied Languages is offered in two options: full time (one academic year) and part time (two academic years). The part-time option is especially addressed to those students who want to make their studies compatible with a professional career or any other occupation they may have.