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Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education

Goldsmiths, University of London · Educational Studies

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Entry requirements

You should normally hold, or expect to hold, an undergraduate degree of at least upper second standard or equivalent in education, linguistics, or another relevant subject. Other qualifications of equivalent level will be considered where there are indications of academic strength or relevant professional experience. Please get in touch if you would like to explore the options given your personal background.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education is an applied linguistics programme with an emphasis on diversity, both linguistic and cultural diversity, which also provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings.

This MA is a unique combination of linguistics and educational studies. It provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings. The MA draws on expertise from two departments, the Department of Educational Studies and the Department of English and Comparative Literature, to offer students a wide-ranging interdisciplinary programme.

The programme is aimed at students working or planning to work in education in diverse contexts, and those interested in exploring intercultural and multilingual communication. It will be of particular interest to students who have or wish to gain experience in teaching second and foreign languages (for example in multilingual classrooms, in bilingual education settings internationally, or English as a foreign language) and aim to achieve a wider theoretical knowledge base.

This MA will add value to graduates' professional life, whether as managers, teachers or researchers, or in other careers related to language and education.

Goldsmiths is ranked in the world's top 100 for English Language and Literature (QS World University Subject Rankings 2021).

Information for international students

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Home - full-time: £8370 Home - part-time: £4185
International students
International - full-time: £15360

Find out more about postgraduate fees and explore funding opportunities. If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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