M.Sc. Additional Support for Learning (Bilingual Learners)

| Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This programme is targeted to English as a Second/Additional Language teachers, mainstream teachers with bilingual children in their classes and bilingual support teachers. It aims to provide appropriate support to facilitate access to the curriculum for bilingual learners.



Our Additional Support for Learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of practising teachers and other professionals.

All the programmes’ courses are studied part-time, and you can select individual courses for your CPD needs, complete three courses for a Postgraduate Certificate, or complete six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma.

There is also the option to complete a Master of Education degree, for which you must also produce an independently researched dissertation.

This highly specialised programme will enhance your skills and confidence and develop your knowledge of the linguistic and cultural demands of the curriculum.

As well as increasing your ability to operate practically in the classroom, the knowledge you gain will allow you to develop your role in policy making, ensuring that bilingual learners and their families are not excluded from the full range of opportunities offered by the school.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 72 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

Your learning will be in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group discussions and skill-development sessions. Most courses are offered in e-learning or blended learning format, combining on-campus and online study.

To complete the degree, you will also produce an independently researched dissertation.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience.

You should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, and currently be working with, or have access to, pupils with English as an Additional Language.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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