Postgraduate Diploma Blended

Deaf Education

University of Leeds

24 months
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This Postgraduate Diploma provides a flexible opportunity for professional development in the area of deaf education. Less intensive than the Masters route (see MA Deaf Education) this Deaf Education course at University of Leeds allows you to qualify as a teacher of the deaf without the need for a dissertation.


Designed for individuals in work, the course allows you to learn through distance learning materials, which are supported by tutorials and regular day schools as well as two short residential stays which will allow you to learn from fellow students.

Drawing on your own experiences with deaf children, the Deaf Education course at University of Leeds allows you to reflect upon this critically and relate your knowledge to current theories and research regarding childhood deafness, development and learning.

Career opportunities

Graduates will use the knowledge and skills developed throughout this specialist teaching qualification to progress in their existing educational roles or pursue opportunities in schools, local authority support services or clinical programmes.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Educational Audiology 
  • Learning and Teaching in Deaf Education 
  • Professional Skills: Learning, Teaching and Audiology 
  • Deafness and Development
  • Policy and Practice in Deaf Education 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


150 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent.

You will also need ...

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and skills (QTLS) (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 Sign Language CACDP/ Signature/ iBSL Level 1 or equivalent

  • access to local sign language tuition

  • access to internet facilities for e-learning.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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