The programme combines a strong research base with input from highly qualified and experienced practitioners in the field. It is delivered within a research intensive environment that prioritises working partnerships with schools/services and other stakeholders through collaborative research and professional development activities.
Central to the programme is an understanding that the establishment of language fluency and effective communication as a basis for cognitive development and access to the curriculum must be an educational priority for all deaf learners. Individual residual hearing and auditory potential must be carefully evaluated and regularly reappraised in relation to the communicative and educational demands of the context, so that advances in personal hearing technologies and the latest thinking on optimal classroom management can be put into practice.
Unique to this programme is recognition of the plural and diverse linguistic contexts of deaf children’s lives. Through consideration of the roles of sign and spoken languages and increasingly sophisticated hearing technologies in deaf children’s lives and education, you will develop a broad language base and the skills to respond flexibly to deaf children’s dynamic and changing communication needs.
The MA Deaf Education comprises four core modules delivered across two years. Your first module will be either Deafness and Development or Educational Audiology, depending on when you commence your studies.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more
You’ll also need:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Bursaries are offered to UK Deaf Education schools/services funding more than one student per school/service in a single year to the part-time MA Deaf Education (TOD) programme. For schools/services funding 2 students to start the programme in September 2019, a 5% bursary towards the part-time Deaf Education programme tuition fee per student per year will be applied. For schools/services sending more than 2 students to start the programme in September 2019, a 10% bursary towards the part-time Deaf Education programme tuition fee per student per year will be applied.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.