Please note that this is a Welsh language course.
The number of bilingual and multilingual communities and workplaces is growing, and language planning is an area of increasing importance. Consequently, there is a greater demand for individuals who have the necessary knowledge and skills to formulate effective strategies and systems to promote linguistic equality. As linguistic considerations become a priority for many fields - development, planning, education, health, IT, marketing – there is a requirement for staff across a wide range of areas to develop an understanding and skills in the field of language planning. Furthermore, the publication of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure (2011) has changed the legal framework regarding the use of the Welsh language and therefore means an even greater demand for a bilingual, versatile workforce.
The MA in Language Policy and Planning explores, in an innovative and comprehensive manner, a field that is becoming increasingly important in Wales and beyond. The programme benefits from the expertise of a number of Bangor University schools in the fields of Social Sciences, Linguistics, Law, Business, Welsh, and Health Sciences that will give students an understanding of the theoretical questions regarding Language Planning, as well as the vitally important applied questions.