The Language, Literacies and Dyslexia programme from the University of Birmingham provides a broad and critical perspective of language literacies and literacy difficulties/dyslexia through sociocultural and cognitive research, as well as education policies.
It embraces school and further educational demands of literacy skills, the demands of family and social literacy practices, and peer demands of new literacies, such as digital literacies.
The programme establishes the fundamental relationship between language and literacy in typical and atypical development. Students study literacy difficulties/dyslexia in contexts of monolingual, multilingual (e.g. FL/SL/AL) and multimodal (e.g. digital literacies).
Studying at a distance means you can work from anywhere, such as in your home or workplace in the UK or overseas. All your studies will be in English and it is a requirement that you practice in an educational context of monolingual, additional English (EAL/ESL/EFL) or other languages. Reference would be made to contexts that are bi/multilingual and multimodal.
The aim of the Language, Literacies and dyslexia course is to enable practitioners to identify/assess and support learners with literacy difficulties at various levels (primary, secondary, FE/HE) - in monolingual and bi/multilingual contexts.
The PGCert level of this course focuses on monolingual education while one aspect of the PGDip level of the course (second module) focuses on bi/multilingual, SL, FL, AL learners with literacy difficulties. Your MEd dissertation can be in any area associated with the field of literacy difficulties/dyslexia.
- Dyslexia, language and literacies in development
- Key perspectives on dyslexia – The Graduated Approach
- Intervention and curriculum management for specific learning difficulties
- Identification and assessment of specific learning Difficulties (SpLD)/Dyslexia
- Dyslexia in multi/bilingual environments
- Special Studies in Special Education
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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- a degree (2.1 or equivalent)
- access to at least one typically developing learner
- professional access to working with learners who have literacy difficulties, e.g. as a teacher, teaching assistant, SLT, OT. Access in parental or voluntary capacity does not meet this criterion
- opportunities to work with at least three learners with literacy difficulties
- access to filming yourself for the observed practice tasks engaging in specialist teaching with selected learners
- two years professional practice experience is highly recommended for Masters level study in literacy difficulties
- For those seeking BDA certificates (ATS/APS, AMBDA) a minimum of two years of teaching experience is essential
International5665 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5665 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA3571 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3571 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
- PGCert/PGDip/PGDip (AMBDA enhanced): £3,225
- MEd (AMBDA enhanced): £3,571
- PGCert/PGDip/PGDip (AMBDA Enhanced): £5,665
- MEd (AMBDA Enhanced): £5,665
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Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!