Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Individual programme fees are linked above. For detailed information on fee status, policies, payment and funding opportunities see:
On this part-time intermittent programme you are charged per course, rather than for a complete programme of study. At 2012/13 course fee rates for UK/EU students, typically an MEd would cost £5,750; a PgDip would cost £3,835; and a PgCert £1,920. However, as fees change each year, the length of time you take to complete your programme will affect the total cost.
Students may incur additional costs when studying. For example this may be for field trips, course equipment, or specialist fees.
Students must achieve the certificate in BSL competence, which may involve additional costs. There is an additional charge of £210 for the Placement. The second teaching placement occurs in a different educational setting and this may involve additional transport or accommodation costs to the applicant's Local Authority.
This programme aims to build on your existing knowledge and experience to take you to the level of specialist in the education of deaf children and young people.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience.
You should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, or qualified as a teacher elsewhere in the UK, and currently be working with, or have access to, deaf learners. You will also need agreement from your Local Authority to participate in a teaching placement for three weeks in the final year (PgDip/MEd only).
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
Our Additional Support for Learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of practising teachers and other professionals.
All the programmes’ courses are studied part-time, and you can select individual courses for your CPD needs, complete three courses for a Postgraduate Certificate, or complete six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma.
There is also the option to complete a Master of Education degree, for which you must also produce an independently researched dissertation.
Whatever the context – special schools, units within mainstream settings and peripatetic support services – you will develop the critical understanding necessary to interpret the different constructions of deafness, and use audiological information and language assessments to devise the appropriate support for deaf children.
You will build your collaborative skills, and examine the use and potential of both spoken and sign language in strategies for deaf education.
Your learning will be in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group discussions and skill-development sessions. Most courses are offered in e-learning or blended learning format, combining on-campus and online study.
For the PgDip and MEd, you will complete a professional placement. To complete the MEd degree, you will also produce an independently researched dissertation.
The skills you gain with this qualification will enhance your confidence and ability to take on more authoritative roles in this area of teaching. You may also choose to continue on to an advanced research degree.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013