MA Education: Language and Education


University of Sheffield    School of Education

Full time September MA 1 year full-time Award winner
Education (11) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA Education: Language and Education programme. Delve into the intricate world of language acquisition, societal language dynamics, and the profound impact of language on education. This course is tailored for language enthusiasts and education professionals seeking to broaden their horizons. Explore cutting-edge theories and engage in stimulating debates on language teaching, learning, and societal patterns. Whether you aspire to teach English as a foreign language or are intrigued by linguistics and sociolinguistics, this programme offers a diverse and enriching learning experience. Benefit from a flexible module selection, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. The teaching methodology includes lectures, seminars, and individual tutorials, fostering active inquiry and critical thinking. Assessment is coursework-based, culminating in a dissertation project. With a strong emphasis on career development, the programme equips graduates for a wide array of opportunities in the field of education. Join us with a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject or a 2:2 degree with relevant work experience. Elevate your expertise and make a lasting impact in the realm of language and education.

About the course

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.

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.

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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.


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