Taught course

Language Acquitition and Development

Bangor University · School of Linguistics and English Language

Entry requirements

A 2.ii undergraduate degree in linguistics or a related area normally required.

Months of entry


Course content

This new Language Acquisition Development MSc course is the first master’s programme in Wales to offer courses in typical and atypical language development in both monolingual and bilingual (simultaneous and sequential) populations. It consists of a taught component including a combination of core and optional modules, and a research dissertation of 20,000 words. The Language Acquisition Development MSc course aims to develop your understanding of monolingual and bilingual development and acquisition in typically-developing children, in adults, as well as children with language impairments. The purpose of the MSc programme is to provide you with the necessary theoretical and methodological skills to undertake research in this field. Compulsory modules: Language Acquisition; Research Methods in Linguistics.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not speak English as their native language must pass the IELTS English test with a score of 6.0 in all four components. Students who have an overall score of 5.5 on the IELTS can take a summer pre-sessional course at the University.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Prof. Vyv Evans
+44 (0)1248 383295