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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

In the MA in Second Language Education, you’ll study with students from around the world, bringing a wide range of perspectives to enrich learning. You’ll spend time investigating second language education case studies from a range of countries and exploring research related to second language, pedagogy, curriculum development and policy-making.

Through reading and analysing existing research, you'll develop skills to critically appraise current issues in second language education. This will inform the development of practice within your own national context and enable cross-country comparison. Understanding related international literature will support the development of skills relevant to becoming a policy maker, curriculum planner or teacher.

At the end of your MA in Second Language Education, you may also decide to pursue an additional qualification – the prestigious Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) – with a local partner of ours. You’ll have the opportunity of starting it right after your Master’s course, and you’ll be offered a discounted fee rate (15%).


Understanding the principles, practices and policies governing second language education internationally is key in our increasingly interconnected, multilingual societies.

Our Second Language Education Master’s course is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop a critical understanding of the issues at stake, both nationally and internationally. You’ll explore the major theoretical questions and debates related to second language education and gain insight into policymaking and planning, as well as teaching and learning second languages. It is provides the ideal platform from which to analyse innovation and change in second language education.?

Our course is open to qualified teachers and practitioners, as well as to graduates new to the field. Whatever your background, if you have experience of learning a second language and an interest in second language education, our MA will help you further develop your knowledge of current issues and trends in policy development and practice.?

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Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

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    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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