This programme forms part of our well-established department's successful modular MA education programme. Rooted in practical experience, it emphasises the theoretical study of education and reflects current modern foreign language provision and curricular innovations in the context of policy decisions, as well as reviewing international research. You will read widely and collect data from language classrooms or other sources to analyse this information with your fellow students with the aim of developing research expertise. We invite language teachers from any level and those who organise language learning provision from all cultural contexts to participate in the rich intercultural and collaborative learning opportunities this MA offers.
We invite language teachers at all levels and those who organise language learning provision from all cultural contexts to participate in the rich intercultural and collaborative learning opportunities this MA offers. The main purpose is to provide opportunities for professionals involved in foreign language education to extend their knowledge through engagement with current research and developments in policy and practice, linking this to critical reflection on their practice.
In order to gain the MA Modern Foreign Languages Education, students must complete and pass four taught modules (30 credits each) and You will also write a 16,000-word dissertation (60 credits). There are no examinations - all modules are assessed by written work.
The programme may be taken over one year (full time) or two years (part time). A serving teacher would normally complete the MA on a part time basis and complete one module in each of the autumn and spring terms in year 1, and two further taught modules and the dissertation in year 2.
The sessions for each module normally take place on one evening each week from 5.30 - 7.30pm at the Waterloo Campus. Some modules involve two face-to-face sessions on Saturdays and 10 online sessions.
Students who have gained 60 master's level credits as part of their PGCE can normally transfer these in, and would then only have to complete two 30 credit taught modules instead of four, plus the dissertation. Please note that the period between first registration on the previous programme of study and the date of the College award will not normally exceed ten years. For example, if you are intending to start the MA as a part time student in September 2015 and you would like to transfer in master’s level credits from your PGCE, you must have started your PGCE in 2007 or later.
More information about the programme, lecturers, and experiences of students can be found on the Department of Education and Professional Studies' MA MFL Education study page. Incoming students can also find the timetable, key contacts, recommended reading and enrolment information via the departmental Welcome to King's pages.