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Bilingualism in Education

University of Birmingham

Master Online
36 months
Duration
6150 GBP/year
3083 GBP/year
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About

The Bilingualism in Education programme from University of Birmingham is a part-time distance learning programme, aimed at teachers and educational practitioners working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. 

Overview

Delivered in partnership with The Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA), the programme will help you to work more effectively in your role with children and young people learning English as an additional or second language. 

The Bilingualism in Education programme from University of Birmingham aims to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the language and learning needs of bilingual learners who are learning English as an additional language
  • Increase knowledge and practices of working across a diversity of cultures
  • Improve classroom practice in planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum, taking into account the needs of bilingual learners
  • Enable students to develop more effective practices with bilingual learners with alleged special educational needs
  • Enable students to participate in, and evaluate interpersonal intervention with bilingual children with language learning and learning needs

Careers

The MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Bilingualism in Education is ideal for graduates who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of the language and learning needs of bilingual learners who are learning English as an additional language. Upon completion of this course, you will have experience in planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum across a diversity of cultures. 

There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education both within schools and in other settings, including progression to a PhD or EdD. 

The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for leadership roles working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. 

These include: teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators and head teachers at international schools and managers of community and charitable organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Bilingualism in Education
  • Academic Language and Learning for Bilingual Learners
  • Teaching and Learning in EAL 
  • Bilingualism and Special Needs 
  • Portfolio of Practice
  • Management and Leadership in EAL

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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First Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to have a first degree in a related field such as education, development or policy but individuals from a range of educational and professional backgrounds are considered.
  • A clearly demonstrated interest in education is important and whilst some teaching experience is an advantage, it is not an essential requirement for entry. 
  • However, it is essential to have professional access to working with learners with English as an additional or second language for the duration of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6150 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3083 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3083 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Home/EU:

  • PGCert. £2,625
  • PGDip. £2,625

Overseas:

  • PGCert. £6,150
  • PGDip. £6,150

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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