About This Course
The course provides a programme of graduate-level study in the broad field of bilingualism as well as research training in this area. It consists of a taught component including a combination of core and optional modules, and a research dissertation of 20,000 words.
The course provides a comprehensive, varied and flexible programme of training in multi-disciplinary topics associated with the study of bilingualism, including issues relating to language, education, and cognition.
The purpose of the course is to provide students with the necessary theoretical, analytical and methodological tools and skills to undertake advanced research in an area of bilingualism.
1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time.
What will you study on this course?
Linguistics Research Methods - This module aims to equip students with the necessary foundations and tools to design and carry out experimental research within linguistics, as well as preparing them for the dissertation.
Bilingualism Research & Methods - This module exposes you to a range of theoretical issues and practical methods used in the study of bilingualism.
Optional Modules vary from year to year, and can include:
- Language Contact and Bilinguals
- Language Acquisition
- L2 Speech Learning
- Bilingual and Acquisition Issues
- Second Language Acquisition
- Phonology in Bilingual Acquisition
- Welsh Linguistics
- Cognitive Discourse Analysis
- EFL Theory
- SLA and Language Teaching
Non native English speakers must take zero-credit courses with ELCOS to help with their English, unless exempted by their tutor.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Bilingualism Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
A 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. Linguistics, Modern Languages, Translation, Psychology, English Language/Literature, English Education/English Language education).
Applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.
For students whose first language is not English an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.
Multilingualism is a wide-spread phenomenon in many countries including the UK. An MA in Bilingualism will give you a detailed understanding of issues related to bilingualism and the ability to conduct research in this area. Graduates find career opportunities in communications, teaching, speech and language therapy, publishing, research, and the transferable skills acquired through this programme are beneficial in a range of other careers, including advertising, journalism, consulting etc. After successful completion of the MA in Bilingualism, you may also decide to pursue an academic career, by applying for a place on the PhD in Bilingualism.