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Bilingualism and Multilingualism (MA)

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Distance without attendance | University of Wales Trinity Saint David | 4 years | 01-OCT-23

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

4 years

Start date

01-OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Linguistic Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Bilingualism and Multilingualism (MA) is an unique postgraduate qualification offered through distance learning provision, being the first degree of its kind offered in Europe and part of the University’s mission to contribute to the range of initiatives in the field of language planning and bilingual/ multilingual development, both in Wales and elsewhere.

Course Overview

The Bilingualism and Multilingualism (MA) takes full advantage of the rich linguistic experience offered by Wales’ own bilingual context, as well as University of Wales Trinity Saint David's long-established expertise within this field as part of an extended network of institutions across Europe where bilingualism, multilingualism and language planning is an everyday phenomenon.

Key Features

The Bilingualism and Multilingualism (MA) takes full advantage of the rich linguistic experience offered by Wales’ own bilingual context, as well as University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s long-established expertise within this field. The University is part of an extended network of institutions across Europe where bilingualism, multilingualism and language planning is an everyday phenomenon.

The programme aims to:

  • provide students with various aspects of bilingualism and multilingualism, both in Wales and in international contexts;
  • develop students’ ability to critically analyse the various factors involved in the study of bilingualism/ multilingualism and to relate those factors to national and international contexts;
  • equip students for various vocations involved with bilingualism/ multilingualism and enable them to apply basic principles, together with knowledge, understanding and subject-based skills, to their daily vocational needs;
  • introduce students to the most relevant research and thinking in the field which forms the basis for the most recent theories and learning;
  • develop students’ transferable skills and enable them to research, interpret and critically evaluate;
  • develop students’ cognitive skills including their ability to reason, to critically analyse, as well as to think creatively in appraising any current policies in the field of bilingualism/ multilingualism and to propose improvements.

Career Opportunities

The University has excellent resources, thus enabling us to offer a range of modules available to suit professional developmental needs and personal interests. The degree has a broad focus which is suitable for a range of professional fields and aims to equip students with the information and skills to work confidently in the field of bilingualism / multilingualism and language planning. The course offers a range of experiences and would appeal to anyone involved in the development of the use of language in modern society, including:

  • Language Officers
  • Policy Makers & Government Officers
  • Language Planners
  • Teachers & Trainers
  • Translators
  • Youth/ Community Workers
  • Those currently working in adult education in various countries
  • Those developing learning opportunities in both youth and adult contexts

Modules

This module is to study the development of Welsh language education in Wales from the nineteenth century to the present day together with the various factors that militated for and against this development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£1,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£10,400

Entry requirements

The admission arrangements are overseen by the Admissions Tutor and the Head of the School of Welsh and Bilingual Studies. The School adheres to the University’s guidelines on required academic qualifications as specified in the Academic Quality Handbook. Postgraduate students are normally required to have attained an initial degree awarded by a university or an approved-degree awarding body. However, these guidelines also allow non-standard applications from students who may not conform to the academic requirements of the orthodox method of entry. The School is, therefore, able to consider applications from mature students who may have relevant experience and/ or qualifications other than those outlined above.