24 months
18500 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In our increasingly superdiverse, multilingual and multicultural societies, it is important to understand the principles, practices and policies governing second language education. This is exactly the goal of this Master’s in Second Language Education (Part Time) at the University of East Anglia: to help you contribute to this most relevant area. 

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In the MA in Second Language Education (Part Time) at the University of East Anglia , you’ll study with students from around the world, bringing a wide range of perspectives to enrich learning. You'll spend time investigating second language education case studies from a range of countries and exploring research related to second language, pedagogy, curriculum development and policy-making. 

Through reading and analysing existing research, you'll develop skills to critically appraise current issues in second language education. This will inform the development of practice within your own national context and enable comparisons across countries. Understanding related international literature will support the development of skills relevant to becoming a policy maker, curriculum planner or teacher. 

Career destinations

  • Second language teaching positions in compulsory and post-compulsory public and private 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
  • Principles and Practice in Second Language Education
  • Innovation and Change in Second Language Education
  • Adult Literacy, Sustainable Development and Lifelong Learning
  • Corpora In Language Research, Learning and Teaching
  • Language Teaching Methods and Materials
  • Language Issues in A Global Multilingual Context
  • Intercultural Education and Training

Key information


  • Part-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


  • UK 2:1 or equivalent.
  • Social Science/Humanities. Any subject for applicants with a track record of relevant experience.
  • Applicants should normally have a good Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution. 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.
Second language teaching experience is desirable but not essential.

Tuition Fee

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    18500 GBP/year
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  • National

    8900 GBP/year
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    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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