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.
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.
- 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
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEducation Special Education Teaching View 47 other Masters in Teaching in United Kingdom
- 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
International5665 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5665 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA3548 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3548 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
- PGDip. £3,525
- AdCert. £3,525
- BPhil. £3,525
- PGCert. £3,525
- AdCert. £8,370
- BPhil. £8,370
- PGCert. £5,665
- PGDip. £5,665
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