This specialist pathway is designed for teachers who are currently teaching bilingual children mainly in Scottish schools.
The University of Edinburgh is the only provider in Scotland of a Postgraduate Diploma in this area. Local authorities in Scotland regard this specialist Postgraduate Diploma as a benchmark for practitioners specialising in work with learners who have English as an Additional Language.
This pathway is offered for entry every other year. This pathway is not currently open for new entries for September 2020, but we anticipate applications opening for a September 2021 entry in October 2020. Therefore, the following details on courses and options are indicative only, and represent what was offered in the 2019-20 academic year.
A Postgraduate Diploma is made up of 120 credits. To earn a Postgraduate Diploma with this specialism, you will take the following compulsory and option courses:
- Sources of Knowledge (10 credits)
- Conceptualising Research (10 credits)
- The Developing Bilingual Learner (20 credits)
- Bilingual Learners and Additional Support Needs (10 credits)
- Bilingual Learners and Specific Learning Difficulties (10 credits)
Students will take an additional 60 credits of option courses. Option courses change every year but have previously included:
- Inclusive Pedagogy (20 credits)
- Plus 40 credits from other programme options.
Please note, courses are subject to change each year.
If you are interested in taking the Postgraduate Diploma Inclusive Education (Bilingual Learners), please get in touch.
Visit the University’s Degree Finder for detailed entry requirements, fees, international grade equivalency, language requirements and to apply.