University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Education (Language and Education)

The MA in Language and Education is designed for all those interested in languages and education and the role of languages in society. This covers a very broad field and will appeal to all those working in language teaching and learning, both internationally and nationally, whether teaching English as a Foreign Language/Second Language, or teaching second or foreign languages. It will also appeal to those fascinated by the world of linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a related field. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules

Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research; Language Acquisition, Learning and Pedagogy; Language, Society and Education; Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Research; The Practice of Research; Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the taught element consists of written assignments of 6,000 words each, 1 for each module. For the dissertation module, students will complete a research dissertation of 15-20,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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