Research course

Bilingualism and Multilingualism

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Welsh and Bilingual Studies
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

Normally a good degree

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MA Bilingualism and Multilingualism takes full advantage of the rich linguistic experience offered by Wales own bilingual context, as well as Trinity Saint David University's long established expertise within this field. The University of Wales: Trinity Saint David is a part of an extended network of institutions across Europe where bilingualism, multilingualism and language planning is an everyday phenomenon.

Since the National Assembly for Wales was established in 1999, there has been a renewed focus on safeguarding and revitalising the Welsh language within communities across Wales. Indeed, the creation of a bilingual society is a key theme within the Assembly Government's strategy for Wales. The MA Bilingualism and Multilingualism aims to place these exciting national developments in their historical, political, social, and international contexts.

This was the first degree of its kind to be offered in Europe as part of the University's mission to contribute to the exciting range of initiatives in the field of language planning and bilingual /multilingual development both in Wales and elsewhere.

Who is it for
The degree aims to equip students with the background information and necessary skills to work confidently in the field of bilingualism / mutilingualism and language planning. The course offers a range of experiences and would appeal to anyone involved in the development of the use of language in modern society, including:

Language Officers
Policy Makers & Government Officers
Teachers & Trainers
Youth/Community Workers
Those currently working in adult education in various countries
Those developing learning opportunities for both youth and adult contexts
The degree has a broad focus and is, therefore, suitable for a range of professional fields.

Department specialisms

Anglo-Welsh Studies; Applied Linguistics; Comparative Modern Celtic Literature (in Translation); Literary Theory; Multicultural Studies; Studies in Ethnology; Welsh Literature Post-1600

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Hywel Lewis
+44 (0)1267 676680
+44 (0)1267 676766