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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- English In Diverse World Contexts
- Sociolinguistics And Language In Society
- 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