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Education of Learners with Multisensory Impairment (Deafblindness)

University of Birmingham

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36 months
Duration
5665 GBP/year
3548 GBP/year
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About

This distance learning Education of Learners with Multisensory Impairment (Deafblindness) programme from University of Birmingham is open to teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, to work more effectively with learners who are deafblind (multi-sensory impaired). 

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Overview

It is the only nationally recruiting programme leading to the GTC recognised Mandatory Qualification in Deafblindness/Multi-sensory Impairment. While many students are practising teachers working with children, others are from further education, social services, paramedical or medical specialisms, or residential work. 

An alternative non mandatory (Non MQ) programme is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people who are deafblind who are not seeking the MQ. 

The Education of Learners with Multisensory Impairment (Deafblindness) programme from the University of Birmingham aims to provide an understanding of the effects and implications of dual sensory impairment on development, learning, and communication, through theoretical and practical work. It will include skills in assessment, monitoring and recording, a knowledge of teaching approaches and of support systems. 

Careers

Many of those who have completed the course continue to work with people with deafblindness (MSI) and some continue or progress to influential roles in specialist MSI units, or as advisory teachers for pupils who are deafblind. Others take key roles in such fields as managing further education for MSI learners or sensory impairment in an LEA or other setting, or go on to promoted posts in school or other management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multi-sensory impairment; Causes and Implications
  • Multi-sensory Impairment; Communication
  • Multi-sensory Impairment; Sensory impairment
  • Multi-sensory impairment; Education and provision
  • Special studies in Special Education and Educational Psychology

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MEd:  a degree or equivalent qualification and relevant experience
  • BPhil/AdCert: Usually two years of higher education or equivalent and relevant experience
  • PGDip/PGCert: a degree or equivalent qualification and relevant experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5665 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5665 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3548 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3548 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Home/EU:

  • PGDip. £3,525
  • AdCert. £3,525
  • BPhil. £3,525
  • PGCert. £3,525
Overseas:
  • AdCert. £8,370
  • BPhil. £8,370
  • PGCert. £5,665
  • PGDip. £5,665

Funding

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