Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings (LAMS)


Research on language acquisition -whether native or nonnative- is an expanding field in the Humanities and Social Sciences that has evolved from early descriptive studies highly related to language teaching and pedagogy toward work focusing on learner language (interlanguage) as a system with unique characteristics. Researchers in language acquisition adopt multiple perspectives to analyse interlanguage, but all of them aim at describing and explaining it with the goal of improving our knowledge about the cognitive processes and mechanisms responsible for language acquisition.

This MA program emerges in a multilingual environment and responds to a social demand in as much as both training and research in language acquisition are considered primary in our context. Apart from promoting research in the different disciplines that make up the academic program, this MA intends to benefit from the experience accumulated in the Basque society on bilingual and multilingual education in order to boost high quality research.

There is the possibility of studying this program full-time or part-time. In this second case the minimum number of credits required is 30 ECTS per registration

Qualification level

This qualification is recognised at level 3 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).

This is a research-oriented master that can be considered the previous step to doctorate studies