Students will benefit from a combination of day schools and regional tutorials with online learning and virtual tutorial support. The taught sessions include readings and tasks designed to consider theoretical perspectives, reflecting current research within a rapidly changing dynamic field and the implications for practice.
Deaf children’s language experience and development is fundamental to the degree and is embedded through all aspects of the course, as well as receiving specific consideration in the deafness and development and educational audiology modules.
The MA Deaf Education (ToD) integrates cutting-edge research knowledge with practitioner expertise to develop skilled, knowledgeable and critical practitioners.
MA Deaf Education provides Teachers of the Deaf with the specialist knowledge and skills they need to work across a range of settings in deaf education, and provides the mandatory qualification for Teachers of the Deaf in England and Wales.
Graduates from the course have taken up a range of positions in specialist support services and schools. Many have subsequently progressed to management and leadership roles.
The Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification) course at University of Leeds also provides a route to further research and study at postgraduate level via an EdD or PhD route.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Educational Audiology
- Learning and Teaching in Deaf Education
- Professional Skills: Learning, Teaching and Audiology (required for Teacher of the Deaf award)
- Deafness and Development
- Policy and Practice in Deaf Education
- Dissertation in Deaf Education
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
DisciplinesSpecial Education View 86 other Masters in Special Education in United Kingdom
A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent.
You will also need:
a teaching qualification (QTS, QTLS, Diploma in Education and Training) (required for Teacher of the Deaf award)
two years of teaching experience or experience of working with deaf children in educational settings
access to a school or service's audiological resources and support
British (or local) Sign Language CACDP/ Signature/ iBSL Level 1 (required for Teacher of the Deaf award) or equivalent
access to local sign language tuition
access to internet facilities for e-learning
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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