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MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

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 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.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

15 places (MSc), 50 places (PGDip)

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form .

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

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 most pioneering deaf education course in the UK at a university that has been developing expertise in this area for 100 years.
  • Department for Education and National College of Teaching and Learning approved course.
  • Using our state-of-the-art equipment, learn the audiological skills needed to ensure that deaf children maximise the benefit gained from technology.
  • Scholarships and bursaries available including £500 tuition fee bursary* (details below).

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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 watch webinar recordings from our recent virtual open week, including subject-specific sessions and webinars about general topics such as teaching and funding. Visit the postgraduate taught virtual open week website for a list of sessions.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £19,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1: £3,800; year 2: £3,800; year 3 £1,900
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1: £3,800; year 2: £3,800; year 3 £1,900
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,600
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800 per annum

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 £1,000 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.

Additional expenses

You will be required to cover any travel expenses incurred during the programme.

These may include travel to teaching placements, or to the University for inductions or study.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


The Lawrence Werth Bursary for Teachers of the Deaf

We are pleased to offer student bursaries of £3,000 for up to two individuals per year enrolling on the MSc/PGDip Deaf Education course. The bursaries are in memory of Lawrence Werth who was a respected figure in the international audiology industry.

See eligibility criteria (PDF, 139KB). Application deadline: 13 May 2020.

Deaf Education Centenary Bursary

We are offering bursaries of £1,500 for up to two individuals in 2020/21 who hold a PGDip in Deaf Education from Manchester and want to progress to an MSc in Deaf Education.

See further information on the Deaf Education Centenary Bursary (PDF, 59KB). Application deadline: 29 May 2020.

Tuition Fee Bursary*

£500 bursaries are available towards tuition fee costs. To be eligible, applicants must have home fee status. Students in receipt of other forms of bursaries (for example, Lawrence Werth) are not eligible.

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (School of Health Sciences) offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020. Find out more .

Other funding

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

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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