Taught course

Bilingualism in Education

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMEd

Entry requirements

Please refer to the School of Education entry requirements webpage.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our 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.

Fees and funding

A postgraduate loans system for Masters degrees in the UK provides up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas including part-time and distance learning. For more detailed information view our Postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

online
12 months
distance learning
12 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months
online
24 months

MEd

distance learning
36 months
online
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
bilingualism@contacts.bham.ac.uk