Language Acquisition and Development, M.Sc. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
17000 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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We are an accessible, friendly Department whose staff who are passionate about passing on their expertise and subject knowledge and committed to delivering the highest quality learning experience for our students. Learn more with the Language Acquisition and Development course at Bangor University. 

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The Language Acquisition and Development course aims to develop your understanding of monolingual and bilingual development and acquisition in typically-developing children, and adults, as well as children with language impairments.

 The purpose of the MSc programme from Bangor University , is to provide you with the necessary theoretical and methodological skills to undertake research in this field.


Bangor’s MSc in Language Acquisition and Development will provide you with the requisite skills, understanding, and knowledge to work effectively and increase your employability in organisations working with bilingual populations and second language learners with and without language impairment, such as speech and language therapists and teachers.After successful completion of the MSc in Language Acquisition and Development you may also decide to pursue an academic career in Linguistics, by applying for a place on the PhD in Linguistics

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Language and Communication
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language Change
  • Language Contact & Bilingualism
  • Language Disorders & Bilingualism
  • Bilingualism and Acquisition Issues
  • Speech Science
  • Phonology in Bilingual Acquisition 
  • L2 Speech Learning
  • Welsh Linguistics
  • Cognitive Discourse Analysis 
  • Using Corpora: Theory & Practice
  • EFL Theory
  • SLA and Language Teaching
  • Teaching EFL

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake).


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in linguistics or a related area (e.g. Modern Languages, Translation, Psychology, English Language/Literature, English Education/English Language education).
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications or experience and applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 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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