Taught course

Bilingualism, Education and Society

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

You will have a degree, postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an undergraduate UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be considered. You also need to have experience related to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry


Course content

We've designed this course for practitioners who are interested in how bilingualism and multilingualism relates to their professional context. This includes professionals and leaders who might be working, or volunteering, in education, health, social welfare and care, community, and other settings, across the public, private, voluntary or social enterprise sectors.

You’ll think deeply about your own professional context and settings, your role and place within this, and the possibilities for development, change and generating practice knowledge and innovations.

Through our course, you might explore policy perspectives on issues related to bilingualism in the UK and globally. You may look at English as an Additional Language (EAL), and migration and ethnic diversity in schools and the wider society. Or, you might be interested in unpicking media representations of diversity and the foundations of bilingual development.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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