English, Globalization and Language Policy (MA)

University College London the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

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 English, Globalization and Language Policy at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • increase your understanding of key concepts and issues related to English, globalisation and language policy around the world
  • provide insight into a wide range of perspectives on these issues in social, theoretical and educational terms
  • develop your capacity to analyse, evaluate and synthesise primary and secondary sources
  • help you to design research on English, globalisation and language policy
  • develop your aptitude for sustained and independent argument about English, globalisation and language policy.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • discuss and debate issues related to English, globalisation and language policy around the world
  • reflect on your own work in the light of current theory and research in English, globalisation and language policy and English language education globally
  • plan new possibilities for professional activity in the future.
Who is this programme for?

Individuals working in or who have a keen interest in English language education policy and practice globally, such as leaders in language provision, teachers of English as a foreign or second language (EFL, ESL, ESOL), or other professionals concerned with the use of English as a co-first, second or foreign language in diverse world contexts.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent and appropriate teaching and/or management experience in the provision of English teaching in a world context. Candidates without experience should have a good academic record and should demonstrate relevant interest in global and/or culturally diverse aspects of English and English language education.

Core topics
  • English in diverse world contexts
  • Sociolinguistics and language in society.
Related topics
  • Discourse, society and culture
  • Education and development in Asia
  • Education and international development
  • Educational traditions and systems in Europe
  • The multilingual classroom
  • The second language learning experience.
How are you assessed?

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

Attendance

Face-to-face daytime and evening sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • senior managers in international schools and colleges
  • university teachers and lecturers
  • PhD students.

Note: this programme was formerly known as MA World Englishes.

 

Core modules
  • English In Diverse World Contexts
  • Sociolinguistics And Language In Society
Recommended modules
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • Education And International Development: Concepts, Theories And Issues
  • Education Traditions And Systems In Europe
  • Research Methods (online)
  • 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 or equivalent and appropriate teaching and/or management experience in the provision of English teaching in a world context. Candidates without experience should have a good academic record and should demonstrate relevant interest in global and/or culturally diverse aspects of English and English language education.

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