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Rank: 17 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Main Site
Study mode distance learning (part-time)
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 36 months
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University of Manchester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Successful completion of our PGDip/MSc Deaf Education course will give you the mandatory qualification to work as a Teacher of the Deaf. The MSc route will also support the development of research skills that can be applied to this field.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.The course uses an evidence-based approach to meeting the diverse needs of deaf children and places a strong emphasis on the translation of theory to practice.Our course has National College of Teaching and Learning (NCTL) approval, meeting the requirements of the mandatory qualification.Most graduating students go on to teach and support deaf children in specialist teaching roles both in the UK and overseas, although there are also opportunities to continue academic research in this area.Both MSc and PGDip options are available. There are a range of full-time, part time, e-blended and on campus learning routes. If you already have the PGDip from The University of Manchester you can take an additional unit to gain the MSc award.
You must hold qualified teacher status or equivalent. The course is also available to those who are qualified to work in further education who have evidence of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS). For those applicants with teaching qualifications outside of the UK, applicants must evidence that their teaching qualifications are recognised in their home country. They must also evidence that they have all the necessary approvals and registrations to be able to carry out a teaching placement in their home country. PGDip Deaf Education holders wishing to take the additional research unit to gain an MSc should have undertaken the PGDip within the last three years. For students joining the course on this basis, the duration will be one-year part-time.
IELTS: 6.5 (6.5 in writing, no other element below 6.0)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Manchester, Special needs education .
- General Teaching Council for England
About this university
Students attend the university from over 150 countries around the world and there are various systems in place to help them adapt to their new life. The Student Immigration Team is a dedicated team in place to help with support and advice regarding immigration and visas and are based at the Student Services Centre. The student support centre is a single contact point for all students to help with matters such as finances, examinations, graduation and other matters. There is also help and advice on hand for matter such as integration into the community, learning English and making the most of the time in the UK. The centre of student life is the Students Union (UMIST), which formed at the same time as the university was created in 2004. It is run by an eight-member team rather than a single president. The athletics Union is responsible for the sports clubs within the university and there are over 80 health and fitness classes in addition to 44 sports clubs. There are around 250 societies and clubs in total across many areas of interest including a student run newspaper, radio station, a fundraising organisation, a volunteer project and across the arts and politics arena.