MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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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 (QTS) 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).

You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Upper Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry. If you do not hold a 2:1 degree, applicants may still be considered on an individual basis, based on professional experience. Please contact  admissions to discuss your suitability to the course. 

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.

Applicants who have teaching qualifications from outside of the UK would need to apply for equivalency of their qualifications if they would like to request a UK placement.

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 (QTS or QTLS qualified).
  • 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.
  • Our PGDip in Deaf Education provides the national mandatory qualification to become a Teacher of the Deaf.
  • 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 (details below).
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.


Fees for entry in 2022 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2021 were as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £9,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £16,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): Year 1 £3,600; Year 2 £3,600; Year 3 £1,800
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): Year 1 £3,600; Year 2 £3,600; Year 3 £1,800
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £7,200
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £3,600
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £3,600

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

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 students (fees are typically fixed for International/EU students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification.

Self-funded international/EU 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 and accommodation costs incurred during the programme.

These may include travel to teaching placements, or to the University for inductions and on-campus study days.

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).


There are two bursaries specific to the Deaf Education course, The Lawrence Werth Bursary and Deaf Education Centenary Bursary. Visit the deaf education funding page for to see if you are eligible and for the latest information on deadlines and how to apply.

For the latest university wide scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 543 4705
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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