Bilingualism in Education MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate

Bilingualism in Education

The Bilingualism in Education is a part-time distance learning programme, aimed at teachers and educational practitioners working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. Delivered in partnership with The Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA), our programme will help you to work more effectively in your role with children and young people learning English as an additional or second language.

Please note that this programme is currently only open to home/EU students

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, distance learning

Study Options: Distance learning

Duration: MEd – 3 years; PGDip – 2 years; PGCert – 1 year

Start date: September

Contact

Professor Liz Chilton
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8238 
Email: e.h.chilton@bham.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Email: bilingualism@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Details

Our Bilingualism in Education programme is aimed at teachers and educational practitioners working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. You will study the programme on a part-time distance learning basis.

Delivered in partnership with The Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA), the programme will help you to work more effectively in your role with children and young people learning English as an additional or second 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

MEd course code 3382; PGDip course code 3835; PGCert course code 3243
MEd (NASSEA) course code 6369; PGDip (NASSEA) course code 6370; PGCert (NASSEA) course code 6371

Modules

First Year Modules

Introduction to Bilingualism in Education

Academic Language and Learning for Bilingual Learners

Teaching and Learning in EAL 

Second Year Modules

For the first module in the second year students can choose from either ‘Bilingualism and Special Needs’, or ‘Portfolio of Practice’. The second module in the second year is ‘Management and Leadership in EAL’.

Bilingualism and Special Needs 

or

Portfolio of Practice

Management and Leadership in EAL

Those completing the PGDip do a school based study in term 6 and those following an MEd complete a research module in preparation for their dissertation.

Fees and funding

Fees Home/EU 2015-2016 - non NASSEA funded students

  • Code 3243 PGCert £2,775
  • Code 3735 PGDip £2,775
  • Code 3382 MEd £2,775

Fees Home/EU 2015-2016 - NASSEA funded students

  • Code 6371 PGCert £2,070
  • Code 6370 PGDip £2,070
  • Code 6369 MEd £2,070

Learn more about fees and funding

Fees for distance learning programmes are based on students studying 60 credits per year.

The fees shown above are the annual fees for students starting their courses September in 2015. Please note that where courses last more than one year, the annual fees for subsequent years on the course may increase due to inflation

 For further information contact the School directly or the Student Funding Office via online enquiries

Entry requirements

Please refer to the School of Education entry requirements webpage 
 
International students

Please note that this programme is currently only open to home/EU students.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

How to apply

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Contact

Professor Liz Chilton
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8238 
Email: e.h.chilton@bham.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Email: bilingualism@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Learning and teaching

Each student will have a personal tutor in a regional tutor group, which meets on a regular basis. Study is supported through study packs, tutorial groups, telephone and email contact which allows students to learn with each other. There is a University based programme launch day in September.

Contact

Professor Liz Chilton
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8238 
Email: e.h.chilton@bham.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Email: bilingualism@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Employability

The MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Bilingualism in Education is ideal for graduates who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of the language and learning needs of bilingual learners who are learning English as an additional language. Upon completion of this course, you will have experience in planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum across a diversity of cultures.

There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education both within schools and in other settings, including progression to a PhD or EdD. The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for leadership roles working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. These include: teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators and head teachers at international schools and managers of community and charitable organisations.

Contact

Professor Liz Chilton
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8238 
Email: e.h.chilton@bham.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Email: bilingualism@contacts.bham.ac.uk