Taught course

Education: Language and Education

University of Sheffield · Department of Education Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject.

We will consider your application if you have a 2:2 degree in a relevant subject and at least one year of relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

On this MA, you'll focus critically and constructively on language acquisition and learning, on the place of language in society and on the impacts that language can have on educational provision. You'll explore key theories and debates in language acquisition and teaching and learning, in how and why languages are patterned in society and in the relationship between linguistic structures and social categories.

Course description

Designed for anyone interested in languages and education and the role of languages in society, this course covers a very broad field and will appeal to those working in language teaching and learning, both internationally and nationally, whether teaching English as a foreign language/second language, or teaching second or foreign languages.

It will also appeal to those fascinated by the world of linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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