Master in Bilingual Education

UCAM / Universidad Catolica De Murcia
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
5,150 EUR
October 2024

5,150 EUR
October 2025

5,150 EUR
October 2026

About this program

Master in Bilingual Education

UCAM Masters in Bilingual Education was particularly designed for people who want to reach the level of linguistic and methodological competence necessary to teach in bilingual education and CLIL (content and language integrated learning) programs.

This master program is aimed at international and Spanish university graduates from different academic backgrounds such as pre-primary and primary education, engineering, and other graduates with an interest in bilingual teaching and in the CLIL approach.

This Masters Degree in Bilingual Education is also aimed at all those teachers now working in primary or secondary private or state schools. As an entry requirement for this postgraduate degree, candidates must have and prove the B1 level of English language (according to the CEFR). 

Why study Bilingual Education with us?

  • Guaranteed work experience
  • Multicultural environment
  • Developed professional skill
  • New bilingual teaching method
  • Spanish Language Courses

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

  • Scanned biopage of your valid passport.
  • Bachelor’s academic transcript and Degree Diploma
  • Language proficiency certificate such as IELTS/TOEFL/ DELE
  • Statement of Purpose to access the program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Candidates must have and prove the B1 level of English language (according to the CEFR).

Student Profile

This Master’s Degree is aimed at international and Spanish university graduates from different academic backgrounds such as Pre-Primary and Primary Education, Engineering, and other graduates with an interest in bilingual teaching and in the CLIL approach. This Master’s Degree in Bilingual Teaching is also aimed at all those teachers now working in Primary or Secondary private or state schools.

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Program content



  • Development of Communicative Competence: Oral Skills
  • Development of Communicative Competence: Written Skills
  • Development of Communicative Competence: Linguistic Awareness
  • English for Specific Purposes: CLIL

In this module students are provided with the resources and techniques necessary to carry out the process of English teaching and learning from a communicative approach that includes learning oral and written skills, as well as the development of their linguistic awareness. We will offer students a wide range of practical skills in order to select and use a large number of techniques. Students will develop their ability to understand different types of English oral and written texts. Besides, they will be provided with the theoretical and practical bases of CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) in order to promote foreign language learning and teaching through content at different teaching levels.


  • Design of materials and Methodological Innovation in Bilingualism
  • Evaluation Techniques for Bilingual Teaching

This module provides students with key practical principles for the design of teaching materials and of the evaluation techniques and strategies which the teacher of bilingual teaching should know. Students will acquire the necessary skills to better understand processes of teaching, learning and assessing a second language in a bilingual context.


  • Bilingualism in Today’s Society: Fundamentals and Development. Psycholinguistics and interlanguage

This module focuses on providing students with the necessary theoretical foundations of bilingual education in today’s society and with the cognitive dimension of language learning. It will be done through the study and analysis of the main theories that this domain encompasses, starting with an accurate definition of bilingualism. Particular emphasis is given to psycholinguistic processes in the development of the learners’ interlanguage.


  • Introduction to research in CLIL/EFL classes

This module gives the students the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals about research methods and data management in both an academic and professional contexts concerning bilingual education. That way, they will acquire a better understanding of the role and the use of research in this field, something which will help them deal better with their final Master’s project and all the essays and tasks they will be assigned in other modules.


  • Practicum

The period of work placement will be carried out in primary or secondary schools. Its main objective is to provide the Master’s student with the chance to observe the administrative and teaching work of bilingual education professionals and to adapt and transfer the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired throughout the course to the bilingual education classroom, and so, consolidate the relevant competences. 


  • Final master project

Students will have to write a final project where they will reflect on a theoretical or methodological point among those studied in the other modules and its application to a real CLIL/EFL class. They will be tutorized by experienced professors who will guide and and supervise their work. The project will be defended in front of an examination panel made up by experts and professors, who will assess it.


The full tuition price for local/EU students and international/non-EU students is 5,150€. 85.84 €/ECTS. 

Career paths

The Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education will help meet the current demand for experts in the field of bilingual teaching and learning. Successful graduates can choose from a range of positions within the bilingual education context. Skills developed during the course prepare students to work in the following areas:

  • Primary and secondary school bilingual teaching.
  • Assessment and management of bilingual programs in schools.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Materials design and evaluation.
  • Assessment of ICT tools applied to bilingual education.
  • Research and innovation in bilingualism and related educational issues.

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Avenida Jerónimos, 135
30107 Guadalupe

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