24 months
18500 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MA in Second Language Education programme at the University of East Anglia is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop a critical understanding of the issues at stake, both nationally and internationally.

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This MA in Second Language Education programme at the University of East Anglia  is a one-year full-time programme. It’s ideal if you have either a broad or a specific interest in second language education.

You’ll be studying with students from around the world, offering a wide range of perspectives to enrich your learning. During your time with us you’ll spend time investigating second language education case studies from a range of countries. And you’ll explore research related to second language policy-making, pedagogy, and curriculum development.

You’ll study examples of best practice, which you will critically assess and use to inform the development of practice within your own national context. You’ll spend time developing knowledge and understanding of international literature, which will prove invaluable whether you’re interested in becoming a policy maker, curriculum planner or teacher.


  • Second Language Teaching positions in compulsory and post-compulsory public education sectors
  • Second Language Education policymaking in the public and private sectors
  • Local government planning, advising, and policy making in Second Language Education spheres
  • NGOs, not-for-profit and private educational development organisations – teaching, planning and policy making
  • Think tanks, research organisations and charities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reading 
  • Dissertation 
  • Educational Research Methods 
  • Introducing Innovation and Change 
  • Language Learning in Context 
  • Innovation and Change in Second Language Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Subject Social Science/Humanities. English, Modern Languages and other second languages desirable.
  • Degree Classification UK 2:1 or equivalent.
  • Special Entry Requirements Second language teaching experience desirable but not essential.
  • The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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