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Deaf Education (MSc)

You will learn how to translate the theory of educating deaf children into practice through our course.

Deaf Education Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Rapid developments in audiology and our understanding of language, communication and educational practice make teaching and learning for deaf children an exciting area of study.

Our Deaf Education MSc course is ideal if you are a qualified teacher who wishes to work in deaf education, or if you want to develop research skills specific to this field.

The course has Department for Education (DfE) and Teacher Development Agency (TDA) approval, meeting the requirements of the mandatory qualification.

You will also benefit from an evidence-based approach to meeting the diverse needs of deaf children.

Most graduating students go on to teach and support deaf children both in the UK and overseas, although there are also opportunities to continue academic research in this area.

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.

Degree awarded
3 years PT
Entry requirements

All applicants must hold qualified teacher status or its equivalent. The course is also available to those who are qualified to work in further education.

Those wishing to take the additional research module to top up to an MSc should have undertaken the PGDip in Deaf Education within the last three years. For students joining the course on this basis, the duration will be one year part-time.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

There are places for 15 students each year.

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Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7601
How to apply

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Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The MSc in Deaf Education gives you the opportunity to develop research skills within this area of expertise and also provides training for qualified teachers who want to work within deaf education. It delivers an evidence-based approach to meeting the diverse needs of deaf children.

The course places a strong emphasis on translation of theory to practice. The rapid developments in audiology, and our understanding of language, communication and educational practice, make this an exciting area of study. The course has DfES/TDA approval, which meets the requirements of the mandatory qualification.

If you already hold the PGDip in Deaf Education, an additional module is available to allow you to gain an MSc, including Research Methods and a Dissertation.

Open days

All students are welcome to visit either individually or in groups. Please contact the course administrator to arrange a visit.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1: £3,600; Year 2: £3,600; Year 3: £1,800

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.