Bilingual Learners, University College London (UCL)

University College London (UCL) the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
January, April, October

International course fees
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All study options

About Bilingual Learners at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • develop your understanding of the linguistic and cultural resources and needs of minority ethnic and bilingual learners
  • equip you with knowledge about language description, and the ways that bilingual learners acquire and use language in schools and colleges in the UK and internationally
  • emphasise the ways in which teachers can best support the language and literacy development of children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • cover the needs and circumstances of the range of bilingual learners from nursery level to young adults.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about bilingualism in contemporary societies
  • investigate good practice in multilingual teaching and classroom interaction
  • gain an in-depth knowledge of multicultural and multilingual communities such as London
  • analyse and carry out research in multilingual classrooms.
Who is this programme for?

Teachers, administrators and researchers who work in the field of English as an additional language (EAL), or who teach bilingual learners in multilingual schools.

Entry requirements

A good first degree. Most applicants have a teaching qualification, but this is not a formal requirement.

Core topics
  • The multilingual classroom
  • Sociolinguistics and language in society.
Related topics

(Please note that you may not be able to study all topics in any one year)

  • Multilingual and multicultural London
  • Multimodality in the classroom
  • Discourse, society and culture
  • English in diverse world contexts
  • Language teacher development
  • Materials development
  • The second language learning experience
  • Technology and language learning and teaching
  • English for academic purposes.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a dissertation portfolio of up to 17,500 words.


Face-to-face daytime and/or evening sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • consultants and advisers in local authorities
  • EAL managers in schools
  • PhD students.


Core modules
  • Sociolinguistics And Language In Society
  • The Multilingual Classroom
Recommended modules
  • English In Diverse World Contexts
  • Materials Development For Language Teaching
  • The Second Language Learning Experience

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsJanuary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree. Most applicants have a teaching qualification, but this is not a formal requirement.

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