University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Bilingualism in Education

This programme is aimed at teachers and educational practitioners working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools; students study the programme on a part-time distance education basis; delivered in partnership with The Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA), the programme helps students to work more effectively in their role with children and young people learning English as an additional or 2nd language; the programme aims to: increase knowledge and understanding of the language and learning needs of bilingual learners who are learning English as an additional language; increase knowledge and practices of working across a diversity of cultures; improve classroom practice in planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum, taking into account the needs of bilingual learners; enable students to develop more effective practices with bilingual learners with alleged special educational needs; enable students to participate in, and evaluate interpersonal intervention with bilingual children with language learning and learning needs.

Entry requirements

1st degree with a professional teaching qualification; classroom experience; plus English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning £ 2,895 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning £ 2,895 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MEd Distance learning £ 2,895 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488