Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is a combination of linguistics and educational studies. It provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings. It may be of particular interest to students who have or wish to gain experience in teaching second and foreign languages (for example in multilingual classrooms, in bilingual education settings internationally, or English as a foreign language) and aim to achieve a wider theoretical knowledge base. Students learn how the English language and other languages are structured and used in a range of cultural settings, and how to support the literacy and learning development of students from multilingual backgrounds. The course offers critical engagement with theory, policy and practice, and students benefit from intellectual debates in the disciplines of both education and linguistics.

Course Modules

2 chosen from; English (history and variation; language in its sociocultural context; language in its sociocultural context; plus 1 chosen from; bilingualism and biculturalism in education; teaching language in multilingual contexts; plus 1 chosen from; intercultural discourse and communication; core issues in English language and linguistics; language and ideology in written discourse; analysing discourse and identity in spoken interaction; and 1 chosen from; childrens literature and cultural diversity; race, culture and education; masculinities, femininities and identities in education; early childhood education for a diverse society. Students also take a dissertation and are able to take a study skills module.

Course Additional Entry

An undergraduate degree of at least upper 2nd standard or equivalent in education, linguistics, or another relevant subject; or relevant professional experience.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,750  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)