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MSc Deaf Education at The University of Manchester
MSc/PGDip Deaf Education

Learn how to translate the theory of educating deaf children into practice through the oldest Teacher of the Deaf training course in the UK.

MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MSc: 1 yr FT, 2-3 yrs PT; PGDip: 1 yr FT, 2 yrs PT
Entry requirements

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

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.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

15 places (MSc), 50 places (PGDip)

How to apply

You can apply for this course by completing our online application form .

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Train as a Teacher of the Deaf for deaf children if you are already a qualified teacher.
  • Study on the oldest deaf education course in the UK at a university that has been developing expertise in this area for nearly 100 years.
  • Learn research skills in deaf education if you wish to pursue a career in this field.
  • This course has Department for Education (DfE) and Teacher Development Agency (TDA) approval.
  • Using our state-of-the-art equipment, learn the audiological skills needed to ensure that deaf children meet their full potential. 

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MSc/PGDip Deaf Education at Manchester

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

You can also visit us outside of open days, either individually or in groups. Please contact us for more information.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1: £3,800; year 2: £3,800; year 3 £1,900

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.


We are pleased to offer The Lawrence Werth Bursary for Teachers of the Deaf worth £3,000 for up to two individuals enrolling on the MSc/PGDip courses each academic year.

Download the application guidance for terms and conditions. Please note that the deadline for application has been extended to Monday, 12 March 2018 at 5pm.

The University of Manchester also has a number of bursaries aimed at removing barriers to masters study for students. Find out if you are eligible.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 7601
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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