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Bilingualism in Education MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate

Bilingualism in Education MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Linguistic Studies Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This Bilingualism in Education programme is aimed at teachers and educational practitioners working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. You will study the programme on a part-time distance learning basis.

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 programme 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. Students can also exit with Pgdip and Pgcert awards.


A more in-depth look at ?language conscious? teaching, which will focus on English as an additional language development in curriculum areas. Yo will critically evaluate issues and debates regarding bilingual education, theory, policy and practice, and demonstrate a critical knowledge and awareness about classroom practice in relation to the teaching and learning of English in curriculum-focused mainstream classrooms.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry 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.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more