What will I learn?

About This Course

The course provides a programme of graduate-level study in the broad field of bilingualism as well as research training in this area. It consists of a taught component including a combination of core and optional modules, and a research dissertation of 20,000 words.

The course provides a comprehensive, varied and flexible programme of training in multi-disciplinary topics associated with the study of bilingualism, including issues relating to language, education, and cognition.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the necessary theoretical, analytical and methodological tools and skills to undertake advanced research in an area of bilingualism.

Careers

Multilingualism is a wide-spread phenomenon in many countries including the UK. An MA in Bilingualism will give you a detailed understanding of issues related to bilingualism and the ability to conduct research in this area. Graduates find career opportunities in communications, teaching, speech and language therapy, publishing, research, and the transferable skills acquired through this programme are beneficial in a range of other careers, including advertising, journalism, consulting etc. After successful completion of the MA in Bilingualism, you may also decide to pursue an academic career, by applying for a place on the PhD in Bilingualism.

Which department am I in?

School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
The fees are different depending on course and where the student is from and change every year. Please refer to each course page for specific fee information.
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Bangor University

Bangor (Wales),

LL57 2DG, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a reputable university. No GRE requirement, however we do request a personal statement, transcripts and a research proposal where appropriate. Each application is assessed individually. Candidates who require additional studies in order to reach the desired level for entry onto a Masters degree will be considered for an extended Masters degree with incorporated Pre-Masters. Law students can apply directly to the Law programs at Bangor. There is no need for a previous undergraduate degree. Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in the US (in any subject) are eligible to apply to the two-year LLB degree. This is an accelerated course allowing students to complete their LLB in two years. Students may be eligible for entry under the mature student regulations. This regulation does not require a bachelor degree. The applicants must however have obtained relevant work experience or held a position of responsibility relevant to the proposed course of study for a minimum period of 2 years prior to commencing the course. This rule does NOT apply for applicants for PhD studies, and entrants MUST have a taught postgraduate degree. Entry onto undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is dependent on academic qualifications and English Language Level. Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).

For international students

Applicants need a 2.2 undergraduate degree. Applicants who do not speak English as their native language must pass the IELTS English test with a score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5). TOEFL 75 Overall.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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