MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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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). Applicants should have at least one year's teaching experience. However other relevant experience may be considered in discussion with the programme team.
For those applicants with teaching qualifications outside of the UK, applicants must evidence that their teaching qualifications are recognised in their home country.
Applicants who have teaching qualifications from outside of the UK also need to apply for equivalency of their qualifications in order to gain QTS. Routes to gaining QTS as an international applicant are explained here in our information for international deaf education applicants.
You must also hold a relevant honours degree 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. This is reviewed on a case by case basis.
PGDip Deaf Education holders wishing to take the additional research unit to gain an MSc should have undertaken the PGDip at Manchester within the last three years. For students joining the course on this basis, the duration will be one-year part-time.
- 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 to secure your place. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- 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).
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 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £9,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £17,000
UK students (per annum): £4,750
International, including EU, students (per annum): £8,500
UK students (per annum): £7,600
UK students (per annum): £3,800
PGDip (part-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £3,800
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.
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 bursaries specific to Postgraduate Diploma Deaf Education and MSc Deaf Education courses, which you may be eligible for. 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.
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